Cegonha Retreats' logo: Two storks being close to a baby stork, standing in their nest. Below the nest, writing says: Cegonha Retreat


Splendid setting sun dwarfs the treeline. Intense love does not
measure, it just gives.

Mother Teresa
Bright, rich orange sunset seen through the tall grass. A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens
Setting sun over the bay, small boat heading for the port. Hope is the dream of a soul awake.
French proverb


Mission Statement

Our vision is to create a wider understanding and acknowledgment of sensitive minds, to prevent and alleviate their pain -

through practical and caring interaction;
through teaching in daily life and seminars;
through writings and books;
and in so doing, to encourage universal kindness and world peace.

We give gratitude to those role models who already live in this wisdom and have patience with the others of us who strive and aspire to it.


Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console.
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.

Our philosophy Why we do this? Who we are Who you are



From The Blog

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