Come and draw from the well

Spiritual center operated by the religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Come alone

If you wish to make an important personal decision, the Centre offers spiritual breaks and retreats. Most of the other suggestions are open to you as well, but they are conducted in French. You can be a pilgrim “in Sophie’s footsteps” (see our offers under 1 day, 2 days, 3 days) or make a retreat privately companioned.


All the year round, the Centre welcomes anyone who wishes to make a retreat. These retreats are for everyone, young and not so young, whether you’re on your own, in a couple or in a group, lay people, religious men and women, priests…

The retreat is a time of stepping aside in an atmosphere of prayer and silence. It places us in the light of Christ and can have a specific aim:

  • To learn or learn again to pray
  • To deepen your relationship with God
  • To stand back a little from everyday life
  • To take a new look at your life and bring it all together
  • To take an important decision, make a free choice
  • To renew your strength at a difficult time

At the Sophie Barat Centre, several kinds of retreat are offered:

  • Retreats of initiation into the Spiritual Exercises: 5 days just to let God look at you through guided prayer, sharing, and personal companioning.
  • Individual retreats: 5, 8, 10 or 30 days “à la carte” to deepen your relationship to God, all at your own pace, restock your resources or make a decision in faith, using a personalised programme.