The Matt Talbot Retreat Movement
A retreat is an opportunity to be away from the distractions of daily living for a couple of days, usually a weekend (though some groups hold retreats during the week), in order to devote time to spiritual recovery from alcoholism. A retreat brings together a group of recovering alcoholics in a setting that promotes fellowship and sharing throughout the weekend. Most retreats focus on one broad topic for the weekend. A Retreat Master(s), who is usually both a recovering alcoholic and a member of the clergy, gives conferences about the topic several times during the weekend. Just as an alcohol counselor who also is recovering has valuable insights into the mental part of alcoholism and its treatment, so a member of the clergy who is recovering brings valuable insights into the spiritual part of alcoholism.
The Matt Talbot Retreat Movement, Inc.
• We are a group of recovering alcoholics who have recognized the need for help from a power greater than ourselves.
• We are tired of being belligerent, vindictive, intolerant, anxious and full of self-pity. We use the Matt Talbot spiritual retreat to seek the solution.
• We use the spiritual retreat weekend to find out how to utilize the tools suggested in the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. However, we are not affiliated with AA. or any other 12-step program.