Retreat

The Retreat Association's latest newsletter can be viewed on their websiteAs well as reports from founding members and staff, the newsletter includes all their latest news. Do have a look.
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...