What are retreats in the street?

Dear friends,

„Practise at seeing and listening respectfully“ are called retreats of ten days which we, the ‚Religious Sisters and Brothers Against Exclusion‘ (Berlin) offer for everybody under the name „Street Retreats“. The inner experiences as well of the participants as of the spiritual directors encourage us to offer these courses also in the next year.

With this kind of retreat a special attentiveness is given to the place where the individual feels particularly moved internally. The thorn shrub, where Moses during his everyday life met God in a fire (love) which burned but did not burn up, is an example for it (Exodus 3). When the time for it arrives, we will also not overlook the depressed, unpleasant or weak spots in us and in society. There is often the chance of a greater scope for the lives of individuals and communities.  more


Retreat on the streets – Madness!!!! Brigitte Reeb
The road to community Christian Herwartz
Retreat on the streets Christiane Wiesner
A Retreat on the street Christoph Albrecht SJ
God met me in Nuremberg Ingrid Hartmann
„Take off your shoes…“ Jean Lecuit SJ
Musanga street retreat in Nuremberg Joseph Mumbere
Street retreat in July 2006 in Berlin Marita
Street Retreat 2011 Regina Bernhardt
Retreat on the street
Berlin took off my shoes Sr. Klara Maria Breuer
On the streets of Nuremberg Sr. Petra Bigge
A marvelous street retreat – good-bye Daniel Urban Heck


Further texts

The prison pastorate Karl Rahner SJ

Christian Herwartz & Christoph Albrecht: The Beginning of Something Being Broken:
in: The Way April 2006 Volume 45, Number 2 page 11 -24

Christoph Albrecht: Sacramental Experience on the Streets

Klaus Mertes: Theological Considerations After the Retreat in Kreuzberg