Foyer of Charity

A Catholic Community Offering Retreats and Weekends of Prayer to All



The Foyer of Charity welcomes for retreats all those who find a need for peace and truth, and who seek these in the living God and in his love. In proposing the week-long retreat the Foyer gives men and women today an opportunity similar to that of those who first heard the Gospel in Galilee: to get away for a time, to focus on Jesus and his word, and to return to the concerns of life enlightened and enriched by him.

The retreat replies to the great questions which face men and women: the meaning of life, of love, of suffering, of death. It looks at these in the light of Scripture and the teaching of the Church, especially the Second Vatican Council. The length of the retreat and the quality of its silence are important for an increasing freedom of mind and joy in the Spirit of God.

As in the first Christian community, all are welcomed at the same time: men and women, single and married, young and old, religious and lay, those committed in faith and those still searching. The preaching of the retreat is supported by the prayer and volunteer work of the lay members and friends of the Foyer who undertake to serve the retreatants.

The whole of the Christian life is like a great pilgrimage to the house of the Father whose unconditional love for every human creature, and in particular for the “prodigal son”, we discover anew each day. This pilgrimage takes place in the heart of each person….
John Paul II

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