The Men’s Retreat took place at Maredsous from November 24th to 26th where 32 men considered the spiritual challenges of contemporary society. We were guided by The Rev’d Chris Martin and Armin Kummer, Vikar of the Deutschsprachige Evangelische Gemeinde in Belgien. Ice-breaker games showed that our ages ranged from 27 to 83 and were born in a wide range of countries and had many languages between us. We benefited from the Benedictine hospitalityat the abbey, took a long walk in the countryside around and did not fail to taste the famous Maredsous beer. The teaching sessions, various questionnaires, pop songs and a film gave us much food for thought.