One question people new to Minsteracres often ask us is what exactly is a retreat?

It’s one of those ‘how long is a piece of string?’ questions and as such, rather hard to answer. It means different things to different people, and different things at different times in people’s lives.

Those grieving for the loss of a close friend or relative, or those looking for a change of direction may be looking for comfort or answers. Others may be looking to find their spiritual core, or strengthen their relationship with God.

Whatever brings them here, it seems that for many people, the peace and calm of Minsteracres helps them to find what they are looking for.

To help others understand what we do, and what they might expect from a retreat, we spoke to some of our recent retreatants, so they can say in their own words what time out with us means to them, and we’ve made it into a video.

It’s only just over seven minutes long. If you’ve ever thought of coming on retreat, but weren’t sure what to expect, please take a look – it may just help you decide. We’ve posted it on our webiste here http://www.minsteracres.org/videos/.