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Retreats at Longlea provide the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of ones' everyday occupations, family life and relationships with God and others, in light of the basic truths of the Catholic faith. An atmosphere of personal prayer and recollection is maintained during the retreat.
Longlea retreats are inspired by the mission of Opus Dei as described by the founder, Saint Josemaría Escrivá:
The purpose of Opus Dei is to foster the search for holiness and the carrying out of the apostolate by Christians who live in the world, whatever their state in life or position in society. The Work of God was born to help those Christians...to understand that their life, just as it is, can be an opportunity for meeting Christ: that it is a way of holiness and apostolate. Christ is present in any honest human activity. The life of an ordinary Christian, which to some people may seem banal and petty, can and should be a holy and sanctifying life.” (Conversations with Msgr. Josemaría Escrivá, p. 60)
Besides scheduled retreats for various groups, Longlea's yearly schedule includes professional conferences, seminars, study weekends, and other programs for either men or women. Click on the links above to obtain more information about retreats at Longlea.