We are a Christian place of prayer with a resident community rooted in the Roman Catholic Passionist tradition. We welcome people who share our values and we invite you to enjoy our hospitality.

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At Minsteracres you can choose an individual or group retreat, organise your own event, or simply enjoy this beautiful place. Browse all retreats

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Minsteracres is a beautiful 110 acre estate in the land of the Northern Saints. Within our historic buildings and estate we have space for prayer and rooms to hire for retreats and events.

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A day of hope

July 9th is a special day in the Passionist calender. It is the feast day of Our Lady of Holy Hope and this year it was celebrated in style at Minsteracres with Bishop Seamus blessing the new Monastery of Our Lady of Holy Hope. Visitors to Minsteracres over the past year or so have watched Full Story

Hungary? Bernadett fills the gap!

Summer is a great time to be at Minsteracres. It’s not just that we’re very busy, but we also have the pleasure of welcoming volunteers who join us for several weeks or even months to help us cope with the extra workload. Returning for a second year is Bernadett Csokay, a Hungarian high school student. Full Story

New role in hospitality

Sister Therese’s departure last autumn left a gap at Minsteracres. We miss her enthusiasm and big personality, but she also made a significant practical contribution to life here as the person responsible for hospitality. Without becoming a permanent member of the community it would be impossible to replicate Sister Therese’s role, but we have made Full Story

Volunteer blogspot Dianne Keetch

Dianne Keetch blogs about working in the Peace Garden. Last week she told us about garden scarecrow Tatiana's Spring makeover. This week, Tatiana's friend and rival Jezebel gets her own new wardrobe.

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