St Beuno's

Going on an a weekend retreat is the last thing some men would think of doing – which is exactly why we think it’s worth having a ‘men only’ gathering to explore together how Jesus is wanting to relate to us as men in our times.One of our previous participants shares his sense of trepidation before he joined his first men’s retreat:“I’ll admit that the idea of going to an all-male weekend retreat didn’t immediately grab me. Male-only sharing conjured up scenes in my mind from Adam Sandler...
During this difficult time, if you feel you need to speak to a Jesuit, either because you are experiencing symptoms or finding the lockdown particularly challenging, please contact me, Deirdre, at deirdre@beunos.com or Isobel from 11am to 12:30pm weekdays on 07960 801381 and we will facilitate this conversation for you. Conversations can take place on the telephone or via Zoom - whichever works best for you. This new service is a small response that has made a big difference...
This weekend is primarily for those caring for people living with dementia but would also suit anyone with an interest in dementia.It is led by Dr John Hindle, Mrs Rose McCrave and Dr Catherine Hindle. Dementia is a common condition with consequences for the individual, their family, friends and society. It also raises profound spiritual questions about what it means to be a ‘person’, God and faith.The weekend will provide a mix of input sessions, prayer and opportunities for mutual...
The Christian Life Community (CLC) is a network of lay people gathering in small groups to understand and follow Ignatian Spirituality in their everyday lives. One of the commitments is to take part in an annual retreat and those involved in CLC at St Francis Xavier’s Liverpool organise their experience in August.A few that regularly meet at SFX have been recently welcomed at St Beuno’s, Tremeirchion, for a full day retreat. All gathered for a silent and reflective lunch and then they were...
23 people gathered at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales from 28-30 June 2019 for the first province staff retreat organised by the Jesuits in Britain.The group was a mixture of lay staff and volunteers from a variety of works of the Jesuits in Britain – parishes, schools, chaplaincies and communities, as well as Jesuit Missions and Campion Hall – all of whom were invited to spend time with God, each other and creation over the course of the weekend.The original idea came from...
Pope Francis has said, ‘Today the Church needs to grow in discernment, in the ability to discern.’ His reforms are motivated by a desire for a more discerning Church, whether at the level of the bishops’ synods, in the local Church, or in the pastoral accompaniment of individual Christians. Above all, he has emphasised that the faithful ‘are capable of carrying out their own discernment in complex situations’.About sixty people gathered at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales...
This month marks the 170th anniversary of the opening of St Beuno’s, a College dedicated to the 7th century Welsh Abbot, confessor, and patron saint for sick children and against diseased cattle. To celebrate this occasion we have taken a look back at the rich history of the former Jesuit College-turned-Retreat centre, found within material in the archive.Completed in October 1848 St Beuno’s was built to relieve the growing numbers of prospective Jesuit priests putting a strain on Stonyhurst...
St Beuno's director Fr Roger Dawson SJ has recently written about the latest news and projects currently happening at St Beuno’s on Pathways to God:Two new team members have been appointed as Trainee Spirituality Workers. Shona Cahill has just started at Easter and Sister Josephine Badali will start in July. Both of them completed the Ten Week course in Spiritual Direction last year and the team looks forward to welcoming them soon.There had been three building projects running in the last few...
Colloquy Enfolded in Christ. Photo Credit: John Liston
Ten works by the Jesuit artist and sculptor Fr Rory Geoghegan SJ have recently gone on display in the intimate surroundings of St Asaph Cathedral, just down the road from St Beuno’s. Arranged in different parts of the building to invite prayerful reflection, the sculptures have already been an inspiration to the regular worshipping congregation and are expected to attract many more visitors throughout Eastertide and beyond.Entitled ‘Spirituality in Sculpture’, the exhibition reflects on a...
I arrived with five other recent graduates at St Beuno’s Jesuit Retreat Centre in North Wales, a short taxi ride from the Welsh town of Rhyl. The six of us had been sent to St Beuno’s as part of the induction process for the faith and politics internships offered by Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. After a week of meetings all over central London, the second week was a silent retreat. The contrast on arriving at the centre was palpable.We had all looked forward to this...

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