Lakeside Retreats

Lakeside organizes weekend retreats for students at Alayo youth centre, located in a serene expanse of land on the outskirts of Lagos. Retreats at Alayo provide an opportunity to reflect on one’s everyday life. An atmosphere of personal prayer and recollection is maintained during the retreat.


Time for a Spiritual Health Check-Up?

People who excel in one aspect of their lives may not achieve the same level of success in other areas. For instance, it is common to find people relegating their physical health while pursuing professional success until they receive a rude awakening in the form of a health scare. One of the most important things in life is health because it can guarantee that we enjoy the result of our efforts.

When speaking about health it is important to realize that spiritual and mental health is even more important than physical health. Health experts recommend that people have a general health check-up at least once a year.  If this is the case we should at least schedule a spiritual health check-up as often also.

Lakeside organizes weekend retreats for male students at Alayo youth centre, located in a serene expanse of land on the outskirts of Lagos.

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To sign up for the next Alayo retreat from March 22nd to 25th, 2024, please click here.

Retreats at Alayo provide an opportunity to reflect on one’s everyday life in the light of basic Christian principles. An atmosphere of personal prayer and recollection is maintained during the retreat with plenty of quiet time. Each full day includes Holy Mass, guided prayer in the chapel, talks on Christian living, and the Rosary. The priest conducting the retreat is available for the sacrament of reconciliation and for spiritual guidance. Priests of Opus Dei give Alayo retreats.

What are the symptoms of spiritual health issues? All those times when we see that we have lost track of our goals, or when we are easily irritable, restless, disconcerted, and worried about how things will turn out, what people might say, that is a sign we need a checkup to get more spiritually healthy.

As St. Josemaria Escriva says, “Days on retreat. Recollection to know God, to know yourself, and thus to make progress. A necessary time for discovering where and how you should change your life. Days of silence and intense grace... Prayer face to face with God…" (Furrow no. 177, 179)

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To sign up for the next Alayo retreat from March 22nd to 25th, 2024, please click here.

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