Katholische Universitätsgemeinde Basel
Universität Basel

International Spiritual Exercises in the Swiss Alps

Kunst & Glauben
22.08.2021 - 29.08.2021


International Spiritual Exercises in the Swiss Alps
August 22nd to 29th 2021
Simplonpass 2000 m ASL / Passo del Sempione

You are invited to participate in the Spiritual Exercises of Living Stones / Pietre vive in the wonderful mountain region of Switzerland on the border to Italy, at 2000 m ASL. You can discover the beautiful mountain region of Simplonpass, pray in silence in the nature and meet young people of Living Stones Groups from all over Europe. The common language for the spiritual instructions and Eucharist will be mainly English. The spiritual accompaniment will take place in the following languages: English, Italian, Spanish, French and German.

For young adults ages 18-35 years

– Guides: Jean-Paul Hernandez SJ, Sr. Barbara Haefele sa, Andreas Schalbetter SJ
– Info and registration: until August 14th Diese E-Mail-Adresse ist vor Spambots geschützt! Zur Anzeige muss JavaScript eingeschaltet sein!
– Cost: between 90 and 200 euros (financial issues should not discourage from applying) plus travelling costs.
– What to bring: Your own towel, personal medications, mountaineering or hiking boots, sun hat, sunglasses, raincoat, one litre (Pet-)bottle, bathing clothes (for a dip in the cold – there is a lake nearby) etc. It can get very cold and even snow at this time of the year – so take also warm clothes! Bring your Bible, notebook, pen and (if you have) Pietrevive Songbook and a food speciality from your region/ your country for the first dinner. Bring hiking sticks (if you have), Money in cash (because there are no ATMs) and if needed: a adapter Europe – Switzerland.
– Arrival: It is not possible to arrive one day later because of the dynamic of Spiritual Exercises, but it’s no problem to arrive one day earlier.
– Hikes: The “Spiritual Exercises" are in the center of attention. On two or three days we will hike together for about four hours per day. Individual hiking is also possible.
– Accommodation: Beautiful, silent location, accessible by public transport or by car. Everyone is personally responsible for his insurance!
– Access: With public transport from Milano, Zurich or Geneva. There are only a few good connections per day, check online in English or in Italian etc.