Trosly Youth Retreat

larche1115Each summer a group (between 30-40) of young adults from all over Ireland travel to Trosly in France to participate in a week long retreat, directed by Jean Vanier.  The group comprises of students, people with intellectual disability and sometimes L’Arche volunteers. During the retreat, we listen to the inspirational talks from Jean, we have sharing groups after the talks, We get to visit a L’Arche home to have a meal with them and get a sense of what L’Arche is all about.  We go to their workshop and see the beautiful gifts being made, we also get a chance to buy the beautiful gifts.  We have Mass daily, We have the Liturgy of the Washing of the feet and the sacrament of reconciliation.  It truly is an amazing experience

Any young people wishing to go on the retreat are asked to contact Bernie Noonan at for more information

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