retreat

48 Hours with the Word: Oxford, 4 - 6 March 2016
The Catholic Chaplaincy at the University of Oxford is offering a 48-hour retreat that combines reflection on Scripture with the Jubilee Year of Mercy – and Nightfever. It will involve a time of prayer and of encountering Christ through the Lectio Divina and will include a mini-pilgrimage to a local Door of Mercy.48 Hours with the Word is a retreat at the Chaplaincy based around the Lectio Divina, (Latin for "Divine Reading") which is a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading,...
Journeying with the Magi: Advent Retreat 2015
The Advent Retreat offered by Pray As You Go and Sacred Space has prompted a wave of appreciative messages from across the world.A joint initiative by the Jesuits of Britain and Ireland, the retreat provided weekly reflections during the Advent and Christmas season and participants from as far away as Canada and India, the USA and Germany – as well as the UK and Ireland – have written to say how much they have appreciated the opportunity to reflect on the Christmas story of the Magi (or Wise...
         If your life is a busy one, with many cares and concerns, then you would probably benefit from a time of quiet prayer and reflection.  You may find that you return home from a retreat in a more peaceful and consoled frame of mind.  You may well just want time for yourself and your God.  Time to devote to prayer, tell your story to a retreat guide who is an open and accepting listener.  When you come on retreat...
Take time to pause for prayerful reflection and place your year ahead into the hands of God. Prayerfully consider what God might be inviting you to at this time of a new beginning. There will be some input, times of guided prayer, and silent prayer as well as the opportunity for one to one spiritual direction if desired.The retreat will be led by Lynne Galloway.Please follow the link to make a reservation.    If you feel you would like to speak with a spiritual director please make...
The Jesuits in Britain are launching an Advent Retreat specifically geared to the deaf and hard of hearing community. The service has been developed by the team that provides the daily prayer session for use on portable devices, Pray As You Go, which started in 2006. It now has more than 60,000 users per month, in 180 countries for the English language version alone (it is also available in six other languages). Using British Sign Language (BSL), the sessions follow the usual retreat...
Fr Simon Bishop SJ will be leading a retreat-cum-holiday for young adults in July, with Sister MaryAnne Francalanza fcJ. Fr Bishop, who was Chaplain at the University of Oxford and is now Director of Spirituality for the Jesuits in Britain, says it will be a wonderful opportunity for young adults (18-30) who wish to take stock of their lives to enjoy a time of rest, while exploring ways of praying and of finding God more deeply in their lives. Sr MaryAnne was born in Malta and gained an MSc in...
peace and love
The first year (2009) I did week of guided prayer I really didn’t understand why everyone found it such an amazing experience, I found it incredibly tough and at the end of the week felt like I didn’t fit in and hadn’t done the experience ‘right’. I decided that I wouldn’t do it again as it wasn’t worth the tears and heartache.As is often the case with God he allowed me this time of metaphorically stamping my feet but when the following year  came...