The men’s treks consist of a series of three Quest treks that can be done over a period of three years. Each subsequent journey is more challenging physically, spiritually and in preparation. During the Quest there is daily quiet time and there is an introduction or testimony based on a daily theme. The men will work personally with stimulating questions.
KM Quest 1.0
During the Quest 1.0 there will be two to three light mountain walks. With a normal condition these hikes are easy to do. The content of the Quest is about identity, masculinity, friendship and perseverance. As a preparation, after registration you will receive a book proposal that you should read before the hike. Every next trek is a little more challenging in every way.
The programme is not announced in advance. Meals and prayer times are provided by the religious community living in the abbey and we, as a group, will partly join them.
Our starting point is the more than 1000 year old abbey of Saint Martin du Canigou in Casteil (France), which is inhabited by a young religious community “Les Béatitudes”. They live off donations from, among others, the more than 10,000 tourists they receive each year in this special place. Furthermore, their life consists of prayer. For this, they meet three times a day and individually spend time in silence. Our programme is adapted to the prayer times of this community.