“What is the importance of doing retreat? Is it simply to be quiet, to have a break from routine? Or are there very crucial reasons, very urgent reasons…. ?”


The Loyola Training Centre and Sanjeevan Ashram in Pune are quiet places of spiritual sustenance for those who seek peace within. A variety of retreat programmes, all based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, are offered, especially at Loyola Training Centre by Fr. Matthias Altrichter.


One simple reason for doing a retreat is happiness. For this one has to develop the basic human qualities of affection and loving kindness. Another reason relates to the busyness of our ordinary life: we are generally so caught up in dreams, enjoyments and obligations to others that retreat time is the only time we have to relax.


We welcome all to come to face with yourself.