Love. Joy. Happiness. Each of these three words have their root in the story of humanity and in the history of God’s relationship with people from the time of creation. Jesus’ first sermon in Matthew’s Gospel presents the Beatitudes – how to be happy and blessed. He summarized the commandments by saying love God, and love your neighbour as yourself. He said to his disciples that he told them everything so that his joy would be in them and their joy be complete. Pope Francis said: “The quest for happiness is common to all people of all times and all ages. God has put in the heart of every man and every woman an irrepressible desire for happiness, for fulfilment” (Jan. 2015). This 1-Day retreat will explore the path to happiness and some of the things that prevents us from living in true happiness and joy.