Being messengers of compassion and hope
17/07/2017 - 24/07/2017 5:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This preached retreat will offer reflections about the ways in which Jesus reveals to us the God who shows compassion and unconditional love for every human being. It will also explore ways in which we as followers of Jesus continue his mission and move forward in hope in times when hope is often lacking. The retreat will be conducted in an atmosphere of silence.
This retreat will take place from Monday 17 July from 5:00pm until Monday 24 July at 10:00am
The retreat will be led by Fr. John Fuellenbach. He is a member of the Society of the Divine Word. He has written a number of books on scripture and theology and has many years’ experience in teaching and conducting workshops and retreats in different parts of the world.
3 day walking retreat
25/07/2017 - 27/07/2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Three days with walks of eight to ten miles through the beautiful countryside around Minsteracres, with time for prayer, reflection and sharing of the beauty of creation. You will need suitable walking boots and warm, weatherproof clothing. A packed lunch will be provided each day.
This retreat starts on Tuesday 25 July at 10:00am and ends on Thursday 27 July at 5:00pm.
The walk will be led by the Minsteracres team.Book Now
12/08/2017 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
A prayerful day out at Minsteracres with celebration of the Eucharist, rosary procession through the grounds and benediction.
This rally will take place on Saturday 12 August from 12:oopm until 4:00pm
This day will be led by the Minsteracres team.Book Now
Songs of joy and hope from around the World
01/09/2017 - 03/09/2017 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm
This retreat is led by Janet Swan MA. She invites you to come and sing – “no matter what others tell you, or you tell yourself about your voice!”
Janet will demonstrate that with just your ears, a relaxed body and other voices around you, everyone can sing. Add to this some simple harmonies and chants and you will soon be singing these lovely songs from faith traditions around the world.
You do not have to be able to read music, just be prepared to have a go and launch yourself into a new and joyfully harmonious new world!
“Janet gets the impossible out of us. I never thought I could sing, but I have achieved a life’s ambition of singing in a choir. Thank you.” Choir Member.
“Janet is an inspirational teacher”. Comment from the Minsteracres Retreat in April 2016.
Janet Swan is an experienced choir leader and member of the Natural Voice Network She leads a number of choirs and special events, including “Singing for the Soul” and “The Truce Choir”. The emphasis is always on singing in the voice you were born with and building your confidence and your love of singing.
The retreat starts on Friday 1 September at 7:00pm and ends on Sunday 3 September at 2:00pmBook Now
02/09/2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Enjoy a walk of seven to ten miles through the beautiful countryside around Minsteracres, with time for prayer, reflection and sharing of the beauty of creation. You will need suitable walking boots and warm, weatherproof clothing. Please bring a packed lunch.
The walk takes place on Saturday 2 September starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm.
The walk is led by the Minsteracres team.Book Now
Individually Guided Retreat
03/09/2017 - 08/09/2017 6:30 pm - 2:00 pm
This retreat is held in an atmosphere of silence. There is a daily personal meeting with your retreat guide to reflect on each day and help you to see where and how God is working in your life.
This retreat will take place from Sunday 3 September at 6:30pm until Friday 8 September at 2:00pm
The retreat will be led by David Williams, a Passionist priest, psychotherapist and spiritual director and Anne McCarthy, a Sacred Heart Sister with many years of experience in leading individually guided retreats.Book Now
Come, this is the time
08/09/2017 - 10/09/2017 5:00 pm - 2:00 pm
During this weekend we shall reflect on The Calling in scripture- where I see myself within that Call, where I am being fed and to whom am I being sent? Can I respond?
This retreat will start on Friday 8 September at 5:00pm and end on Sunday 10 September at 2:00pm.
This retreat will be led by Fr Chris Thomas and Pat Kennedy. Chris Thomas is director of the Ireneaus Project, an initiative of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Liverpool to promote adult formation in spirituality. Pat Kennedy works with the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle in adult formation, training of the permanent diaconate and renewal.
Garden retreat day
09/09/2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
An opportunity to spend a gentle day in the Peace Garden and Sanctuary building, deepening our connection with the natural world. We will use meditation, contemplation, poetry and mindful gardening to help us open to the intelligence and deeply restoring potential in nature and to explore how this can illuminate and transform our personal, everyday lives. Lunch will be provided.
The retreat will take place on Saturday 9 September from 10:00am until 5:00pm
The retreat will be led by Ross Menzies and Katrina Padmore. They run a gardening therapy project at Minsteracres, helping participants find healing and meaning through connecting with nature. Ross is also a practising medical herbalist.
The stranger in our midst
11/09/2017 - 15/09/2017 12:00 pm - 10:00 am
A theological seminar exploring current social realities in the light of the passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It will draw on the wisdom of the Passionist tradition. Attendance can be residential or day attendance only.
The retreat will take place from Monday 11 September at 12:00 noon until Friday 15 September at 10:00am
The seminar will be led by a variety of presenters and perspectives.Book Now
Day of prayer
20/09/2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
This day enables you to experience different ways of praying in a beautiful setting and gives you time for quiet personal prayer. Lunch, tea and coffee are provided.
This day of prayer takes place on 20 September starting at 10:00am and ending at 4:00pm
Led by Sr Rosarie SpenceBook Now
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