I was thinking about going on a retreat to help my relationship with God blossom. The thing is, I just don't exactly know how to go about this and if it would really help. If you've ever gone on one, maybe you can help me out. I went on one right before receiving my Confirmation, which was over 10 years ago, and I only went because we had to.
What kind of retreat should I go on? Do I have to go with my parish, or can I go alone? How much do they usually run? Are they a good idea, or a waste of time and money, and by that I mean would I be better off just going to church and praying on my own? I'd be giving up a weekend of lesson plans and grading papers, nothing too exciting.