one is an island.” It is a natural human desire and aspiration
that one’s relationships
within the family, at the workplace, among friends, in the Church
community etc. should constantly improve, deepen, become more and
The aim of the FIRES Self Encounter programme is to provide an opportunity
for participants – individuals of any age over 20, either single,
married, divorced or widowed – to review and renew their relationships
with themselves, with other people and with God.
Topics include: self knowledge, human relationships,
vocation, openness, faith, relationship with God.
Self Encounter participants are invited
to listen to talks by team persons, who honestly share their lived
are followed by periods of quiet reflection and sharing about handout
questions. The two-day programme also includes Holy Mass
and prayers led by a Catholic priest.
The programme brings about deep changes in the hearts
of most participants: it helps them deepen their self knowledge,
encourages them to be honest
in communication and sharing, helps them see the worth of positive
thinking and living, makes them feel how much one needs God in his
Started and conducted within the Catholic Church, FIRES
Self Encounter is open to non-Catholics or non-Christians as well. It is an unforgettable
community experience for both believers and non-believers.