What is a Retreat?

In the religious and spiritual sense, when a person says that he is going to a retreat, he means that he is withdrawing from society to a quiet place for prayer, study, to reflect or to meditate. It is time to engage in adoration or spiritual exercises. It usually covers a period of a few days and held at a religious house. Retreats help those who are soul searching and assists them in finding their purpose in life. Retreats also serve the purpose of spiritual growth, improving one’s closeness with God, taking the time to listen and hear God’s voice in one’s heart.