Retreat

On Thursday 19th April boys and girls in Rudiments (Year 8) at Stonyhurst St Mary’s Hall went to Whalley Abbey for their annual retreat.The theme was 'Finding God in All things'. The day was a wonderful opportunity for the pupils to deepen their relationship with God, to spend time away from their everyday  school environment and to come to know themselves more intimately.The group was joined by Franciscans from Leeds and Bradford: Fr Chris McBride, and Sisters Faustina and Therese. The...
Welcome – this retreat offers a chance to reflect prayerfully on our relationship to the Risen Lord as we encounter Christ in ourselves, in other people and in the whole of creation.In this retreat we will ponder how the Risen Lord is present to us.   What it means for the Spirit of God to dwell within us in our everyday lives.  The retreat will give us an opportunity to consider how Christ comes to us anew each day just as he came to his disciples on the road to Emmaus, or...
Led by Fr. Anton Altnoeder SJ & Team.These Retreats, with individual daily guidance, are for those seeking an Introduction to the Contemplative Way of Praying & Living and to the Jesus Prayer, in the way of Fr Franz Jalics SJ. This style is also called a school for meditation rooted in the personal lived experience of Fr. Franz Jalics SJ and his retreat work as Director of Haus Gries Retreat House which he founded in Germany in 1984.Each Retreat stands alone and each has a Suggested...
Led by Fr. Anton Altnoeder SJ & Team.These Retreats, with individual daily guidance, are for those seeking an Introduction to the Contemplative Way of Praying & Living and to the Jesus Prayer, in the way of Fr Franz Jalics SJ. This style is also called a school for meditation rooted in the personal lived experience of Fr. Franz Jalics SJ and his retreat work as Director of Haus Gries Retreat House which he founded in Germany in 1984.Each Retreat stands alone and each has a Suggested...
Led by Fr. Anton Altnoeder SJ & Team.These Retreats, with individual daily guidance, are for those seeking an Introduction to the Contemplative Way of Praying & Living and to the Jesus Prayer, in the way of Fr Franz Jalics SJ. This style is also called a school for meditation rooted in the personal lived experience of Fr. Franz Jalics SJ and his retreat work as Director of Haus Gries Retreat House which he founded in Germany in 1984.Each Retreat stands alone and each has a Suggested...
Led by Fr. Anton Altnoeder SJ & Team.These Retreats, with individual daily guidance, are for those seeking an Introduction to the Contemplative Way of Praying & Living and to the Jesus Prayer, in the way of Fr Franz Jalics SJ. This style is also called a school for meditation rooted in the personal lived experience of Fr. Franz Jalics SJ and his retreat work as Director of Haus Gries Retreat House which he founded in Germany in 1984.Each Retreat stands alone and each has a Suggested...
Sieger Köder (1925-2015), Creative Commons
Fr Tom McGuinness SJ, who is currently a Team Member at the Manresa Jesuit Spirituality Centre in Dollymount, Dublin, will be leading a five-day retreat in Malta next year with Sr Magdalen Lawler SND. Their retreat at the Mount St Joseph Spirituality Centre will draw on some of the beautiful and challenging paintings by the priest and artist Sieger Köder.Fr Tom – a Jesuit of the British Province – has been Director of both St Beuno’s in North Wales and the Ignatian...
What do pilgrims get from walking in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius Loyola? Those who walk from town to town on the Camino Ignaciano with the Spanish Jesuits probably get blistered feet. But in common with the pilgrims led by British Jesuits from the Ignatian Spirituality Centre Glasgow, they get two great gifts of God:  a deeper understanding of St Ignatius and the Spiritual  Exercises, and the camaraderie of those who travel on foot together with a shared goal."I read the...
Silent retreats – a space where God can take you by surpriseSt Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre in the foothills of Snowdonia has been a Jesuit house of learning and prayer since 1848 and a residential retreat centre for 30 years. Tim McEvoy is a new member of the spiritual direction team.Tim’s spiritual journey began as a student at Warwick ten years ago when he participated in a week of guided prayer led by the Jesuit spirituality outreach team.  Whilst doing further...
'Salmon - Boaz - Obed' by Michelangelo
Only five women are mentioned by St Matthew in his genealogy of Jesus, which we are exploring this Advent alongside Pray as you go. Two of the five are Rahab and Ruth, the mother and wife, respectively, of Boaz; and their inclusion reveals some startling truths about faith. David M. Neuhaus SJ asks what we can learn from these women, and from the context in which their stories are told, as we continue to pose the question, Jesus: Who Do You Think You Are?The Gospel of Saint Matthew begins with...