Self Encounter



Self Encounter


“No 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 more enriching.


The aim of the FIRES Self Encounter programme is to provide an opportunity for participants – individuals of any age over 20, either single, married, single mother, 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 experiences. Presentations 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 life.

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.