Retreats with Religious Congregations
Franciscan Come and See Afternoons
Do you think God is calling you to live the Gospel in a Franciscan Lifestyle? If you would like to discern your Call, come along to a Come and See event on the first Saturday of every month from 2 – 4pm. Open to both male and female discerners.
Location: San Damiano Convent, 1 Hall Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire DE55 7BT
Contact: Sr. Dorothy Paul at email@example.com or on 01773 833168
Dominican Sisters’ 25th Anniversary Garden Party
The Dominican Sisters of St Joseph invite you to their 25th Anniversary Garden Party Cream Tea! Come along and meet the sisters, eat scones, and find out about their life, mission, and future!
Monday 26th August 2019 (Bank Holiday) from 2pm – 4pm
Location: St. Dominic’s Priory, Shirley Holms Road, Lymington SO41 8NH
Contact: 01590 681874
You can download the advertisement for the afternoon here.
Discernment Weekend with the Society of the Sacred Heart
For single Catholic women open to a possible call to religious life. A weekend retreat of prayer, discussion, reflection, community… a time to discern, ask questions, find out more… to be with others on a similar journey. An opportunity to be accompanied in your discernment, and to find out more about the spirituality and mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart. For more info please click here.
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th October 2019
Location: 216A Wingrove Road, Fenham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE4 9DD
Contact: Sr Barbara Sweeney on 07752 300056 / 0191 272 3000 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Discernment Weekend at Downside Abbey
A three day vocation retreat for Catholic men and women aged 18-35, discussing matters of consecrated life, priesthood and lay life. For more information please click here.
Friday 18th – Sunday 20th October 2019
Location: Downside Abbey, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Bath BA3 4RH
Young Catholic Adults Douai Weekend
YCA are running this weekend for young Catholic adults with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge, who will be holding Gregorian Chant workshops. There will also be a Marian Procession, Rosaries, Sung Masses, Confession and socials. All Masses will be celebrated in the Extraordinary form. Please note to guarantee your place this year Douai Abbey have requested that everyone books in 3 weeks before the start of the weekend.
Friday 25th – Sunday 27th October 2019
Location: Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading, Berkshire RG7 5TQ
Please click here to book your place.
Vocations Discernment Community (Hammersmith, London)
This one-year of personal and spiritual development and of discerning one’s own calling begins at the end of September each year (September – July). It is for men who will be working or studying in London but who would also like to look at the possibility of priesthood or religious life. The community is sponsored and run by the Augustinians but it is not geared to moving the members in any particular direction. It gives a flavour of the different options within the Church, with a variety of experiences and inputs.
It is quite a challenging year as the members continue their work or studies during the day, whilst in the evenings and weekends take part in the community activities. The aim is that by the end of the year the members will have a clearer idea of what their specific calling is (either priesthood, religious, lay consecrated or married life) and what it entails, and be enabled to make a more formal start in the direction they feel God is calling them.
Contact: Bro. Gladson Francesco Dabre OSA on 07865 664333 or at email@example.com
Internships at Quarr Abbey (Isle of Wight)
Quarr Abbey is inviting applications from men between the age of 18 and 25 for a limited number of monastic internships. These will offer the successful candidates the possibility of living in the monastery for two months, following a way of life similar to that of the monks. During this time they will learn about the Benedictine tradition and have the opportunity to deepen their prayer and reflection on the Bible.
They will be expected to contribute by their work to the welfare of the monastery and in return will receive board, lodging, teaching and guidance. The hope is that, with God’s help, they will establish a lasting spiritual foundation for their lives.
Those interested in applying are asked to write to Fr Luke Bell at firstname.lastname@example.org.