Retreats

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Retreat Leaflet 2020

Preached Silent Retreat

Start date: 20th July 2020

End date: 27th July 2020

Led by Fr Tim Redmond SPS – 2020 has been designated the Year of God Who Speaks for the Dioceses of England and Wales, and we are encouraged to celebrate, live and share God’s word with renewed enthusiasm. Mark was the first to write a Gospel and we will use his text to listen attentively to how God speaks to us today. Participants may like to read through the entire text of this short gospel once or twice to prepare for the retreat. Reading it whole may yield new understanding. Fr Tim is a member of St Patrick’s Missionary Society and taught Scripture for may years in Kenya. He has led many retreats in UK, Ireland and Kenya.

Preached Silent Retreat

Start date: 2nd August 2020

End date: 9th August 2020

Led by Fr Eamonn Mulcahy CSSP – A preached silent retreat reflecting on “Jesus’s Revolution of Tenderness and Compassion and Religious as Joyful Missionaries of Hope”

Preached Silent Retreat

Start date: 18th August 2020

End date: 25th August 2020

Led by Fr Kevin Duffy CM – The theme of this Silent Retreat is “Jesus Christ – the Sun of Justice. The retreat focuses on the physical sun and natural sunlight as revealed symbols of God and Christ. Using texts from Scripture and such figures as Francis of Assisi, Hildegard of Bingen and Pierre de Berulle, as well as practical exercises of observation, the aim is to see both Christ and physical light in a new way. Fr Kevin Duffy is a Marist Father on the staff of the church of Notre Dame de France in central London. He has worked in initial formation programmes and taught theology and spirituality in a variety of countries including Cameroon and New Zealand. He also served in the general administration of his congregation.

Preached Silent Retreat

Start date: 26th August 2020

End date: 2nd September 2020

Led by Fr Michael Beattie SJ – A preached silent retreat reflecting on the theme “Finding God in all things”

Individually Guided Retreat

Start date: 4th September 2020

End date: 13th September 2020

Led by the Kairos Spiritual Direction Team

Icon Writing Retreat

Start date: 4th September 2020

End date: 11th September 2020

The retreat will be held in an atmosphere of silence and will be led by Sr Annette Lawrence DMJ a renowned Icon writer, teacher and retreat leader.
The cost of this retreat is £440 which covers all of your stay during the retreat, except for the materials needed to write your icon. Materials can be purchased at the centre or you are free to bring your own.

Weekend Workshop -“The Amazing Sun”

Start date: 12th September 2020

End date: 13th September 2020

We explore the ancient Christian teaching that natural light is a revealed symbol for God and Christ, and what Christians meant when they referred to Christ as the True Sun, the Spiritual Sun or the Sun of Justice. Texts from…

Preached Silent Retreat

Start date: 20th September 2020

End date: 27th September 2020

Led by Fr Peter Burns CSSR – The theme of this Silent Preached Retreat is “Becoming Who I Am” based on Pope Francis’ statement about holiness, where he says that by becoming holy ” I become the person God had in mind when God created me”.

The day will be from 10:30-15:30. Tea and coffee is provided during the day along with soup and sandwiches for lunch. The suggested donation for these days of quiet retreat is £30.

Preached Silent Retreat

Start date: 6th October 2020

End date: 13th October 2020

Led by Bishop John Crowley
A preached silent retreat entitled, Sabbath, “Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest awhile” Mark 6:31. Take time to renew yourself. On the 7th day, God rested. God commands us to rest too! Sabbath requires that we examine what renews us and what we need to step away from to make space for renewal. Sabbath is a way of finding balance by building regular rest, recreation and time away into the schedule.