Sitting on a gentle slope, at the very place where Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass in 1986, the International Foyer sacerdotal is at once a large guesthouse and retreat centre dedicated to the service of priesthood. It is run by a number of priests, consecrated women and SJMV lay members. It is open to all priests.
Everyone should feel at home there, and enjoy a prayerful atmosphere full of warmth and simplicity, reflecting the heartfelt welcome that the Holy Curé d’Ars would give his fellow-priests, Devised to cater for visiting pilgrims, it also conducts retreats and formation meetings ("sessions"). "Wherever it is possible, the creation of a "House for priests" is to be diligently contemplated — a place where priests will be able to meet for formation and also to gather fresh physical and spiritual strength." (Directoire pour le ministère et la vie des prêtres, nn. 84-85 — translated from the French)
" That is why I am reminding you now to fan into a flame the gift that God gave you when I laid my hands on you." (2 Tim.:1,6)
The Foyer sacerdotal Jean-Paul II welcomes priests and seminarians, individually or in groups, for retreats or days of physical and spiritual renewal.
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