“Come with me, by yourselves, to some lonely place where you can rest quietly” (Mark 6:30)

“Come with me, by yourselves, to some lonely place where you can rest quietly” (Mark 6: 30)


To make a retreat is to seek God and to rest in his presence in a time set apart for prayer and reflection. Solitude, silence and stillness, in varying degrees, are normally regarded as necessary conditions. St. Francis de Sales tells us, “As the birds have nests on the trees that they may have a retreat when they need it...so our hearts ought to seek out and choose some place each day...near to our Lord, that they may make their retreat...”

Address : St John Vianney Retreat House, Majodi Centre,
2101 Jalan Masai,
81750 Masai, Johor
Priest-in-Charge : Rev. Simon Yong, SJ
Supervisor : Francis Soh
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The aim of this session:
1. To help couples explore their relationship strength and growth areas.
2. To help the couples learn some useful communication skills.
3. To motivate couples to invest necessary resources to improve their relationship over time.
4. To help couples understand the mid-life beginnings of life and to work on the six-steps in the "Change" model.

Many Christian had turned to Eastern religions to learn about meditation without knowing that this form of prayer is also practiced in our own Christian tradition. Christian meditation is a contemporary form of contemplative prayer which seeks God in silence and stillness. without thoughts, and images. The 41h century Greek mystic and Desert Father, Evagrius Ponticus, described it as ·pure prayer which is the laying aside of thoughts". Its practice will help in the purification of heart and deepening our communion with God. Plus, it's an effective stress buster!