St Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre

St Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre is a retreat centre in North Wales and offers a range of long and short individually guided retreats. It is seen by many as a spiritual home where God feels very present both in the buildings and the surrounding landscape.During this time of lock down, the community at St Beuno’s would like to offer the opportunity for people to speak to either a Jesuit or a spiritual director.Spiritual conversation was very important to St Ignatius’s mission for the...
‘You’re not as hot as I am’ would not have been part of any conversation before Covid 19 but each day at St Beuno’s taking our temperatures gives us some indication that the measures we are taking to stay well and healthy are working.We are a community of 17 during this time of lockdown; a community which has been generously enhanced by the presence of two Jesuit novices, Dunstan and Sam, as well as our four Jesuits from other communities. Our last retreatants left on March 16th and since then...
United Christian Broadcasters recently produced a fascinating programme about retreats. One of those interviewed is Fr Roger Dawson SJ, Director of St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre, who shared his thoughts about silent and guided retreats.The full interview can be accessed via the United Christian Broadcasters app. Alternatively, to listen to the programme click here. Fr Roger’s interview starts 32 minutes in. Here are some excerpts:“I think we have a silence-phobic culture and a...
Spirituality workers from across Britain and Ireland gathered at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre to attend a key training session on mental health.Speakers came at the invitation of Fr Roger Dawson SJ, Director of St Beuno's, to share new approaches to accompanying those suffering or stigmatised because of poor mental health. Kate Dawson originally qualified as a social worker and has since gained 30 years’ worth of experience in the public sector and within mental health fields....
St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre is a large residential retreat house with a team offering a full programme of retreats and courses, especially the Spiritual Exercises, individually guided retreats, courses and training.They are seeking to appoint an Assistant Director who will be a member of the Management Team. The Assistant Director will work with the Director and Deputy Director and assist in the management and leadership of the retreat house. The principle area of responsibility will...
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...
Prego group members with Fr Damian Jackson SJ
“Fruit that will last”, this was the main theme of the day of prayer and fellowship held recently for Prego group members at the Loreto Centre, Llandudno.‘You arrive rushed, but then you find that a Prego Group is a place to let go and be still and share the Gospel with others … and that gives great hope and energy to go out generously into the world again’, observed one participant.Prego groups (from Latin, I pray) are run by the St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre’s outreach team on behalf...
St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre is a large residential retreat house in north Wales with a team offering a full programme including the Spiritual Exercises, individually guided retreats, courses and training. Trainee Spirituality WorkerWe are offering a six month trainee post to someone with training in retreat direction to work as a trainee retreat director and spirituality worker under supervision, both at St Beuno’s and elsewhere.  There will be opportunities for further...
Jesuits and lay co-workers came together at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre at the beginning of Advent for the Ignatian Spirituality for a World in Flux conference.The aim of this three-day conference, which welcomed 55 delegates, was to seek a means by which Ignatian spirituality can help make sense of and respond to our world in flux.Ignatius of Loyola himself lived in a world in flux. The ‘old world’ as he knew it was suffering huge upheavals within the Church. Changes to religious...
The 2017 interns
Applications are open to become a Faith in Politics intern in the academic year beginning in September 2018.Since 2003 the Catholic Parliamentary and Public Policy Internships scheme has seen nearly 90 young Catholics spend a year working in Parliament or with agencies of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.The scheme is unique in the way that it offers a foundation of Catholic faith and spiritual formation for those who believe that they may have a vocation to public service in politics...

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