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Life at sea

This retreat is designed for young people, 18-35 years old, who are maybe neither great sailors nor great prayers. It is not obligatory to know how to sail, it is enough for a person to have the desire to learn. It is not even necessary to have an unshakable faith, it is enough to have a longing to deepen your spiritual life.

The week is filled with time for prayer, sailing, silence, sharing and fellowship. Living through this sea adventure and being part of the crew will help us look back on our lives, recognize God’s footprints in our daily lives, and respond to his calls.

Sailing is a sport, but also fun. The life of the crew together often encourages us to have beautiful moments of fun and laughter. Still, we choose a crew lifestyle that is simple. We prefer a kitchen that is moderate, anchoring from the marina, joyful evenings on deck. The world of sailing can evoke images of luxury or encourage us to be close to nature. These are the means by which we will help ourselves, all in the direction of fidelity to the Gospel. In this way we will listen to God, allowing Him to speak to us across the sea, biblical texts, and our lives.

Date and place

This sailing retreat starts on 25th September 2021 and finishes on 2nd October 2021, departing from and finishing at Sukošan / Bibinje marina, and cruising islands Pašman, Kornati, Dugi otok, Ugljan…


The number of participants is limited to 12 people (6 participants, a skipper and a spiritual director on each of 2 boats), maximum 4 persons of same nationality (to have really international experience). The application deadline is until the vacancies are filled.

Prerequisite: knowledge of English (the retreat is in English), psychological stability, average physical fitness.

Program price: 2.100 HRK / 280 € (for applications until July 31, after that the price is 2.300 HRK / 310 €). The price includes the costs of accommodation, meals, skipper, ports and gasoline, program animation and spiritual accompaniment.

Bank account details:
Bank name: Zagrebačka banka dd
Bank address: Trg bana Josipa Jelačića 10
Bank account holder: Hrvatska pokrajina Družbe Isusove
Bank account address: Palmotićeva 31, 10000 Zagreb
IBAN: HR4923600001101576399
Description: “Life at sea – my name”

Applications are via the questionnaire at
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