Jun 2020

Quiet day

24/06/2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sr Rosarie Spence RSM

An opportunity to step aside, listen to God in scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquility at Minsteracres.  Coffee and tea are provided.  Please bring a packed lunch.

This retreat will take place on Wednesday 24 June from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Suggested donation: £15

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Jul 2020

The beauty and power of the word of God

13/07/2020 - 20/07/2020 12:00 am

Fr Donald Senior CP

This preached retreat will offer a series of reflections on one of the most fundamental motifs of the scriptures, that of the Word of God. From Genesis through to the Gospels and the writings of Paul, the Word of God is portrayed as powerful, creative, compassionate and nourishing. Viewing the Scriptures from this vantage point can be a source of inspiration and strength for us in our contemporary Christian life.

Fr. Donald Senior is a Passionist priest and one of Catholicism’s leading New Testament scholars. He is President Emeritus of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, where he is also a professor of the New Testament and has served on the Pontifical Biblical Commission since 2001. In addition to having written books and articles too numerous to list, Fr. Senior is the general editor of The Bible Today and The Catholic Study Bible, as well as coeditor of the 22-volume commentary series New Testament message.

This retreat starts on Monday 13 July at 6.30 pm and ends on Monday 20 July at 10am

Suggested donation: £520

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Singing gives voice to the heart

20/07/2020 - 26/07/2020 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monique van den Hoogen

This year’s singing week will be a time filled with music, laughter and fellowship as we celebrate ten years of this wonderful retreat.  This is the 10th anniversary.

Monique has conducted choirs and led singing workshops across Europe for many years. We are delighted to celebrate this Minsteracres milestone!

This retreat starts on Monday 20 July at 11am and ends on Sunday 26 July at 2pm

Suggested donation: £560

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Aug 2020

Rosary rally

15/08/2020 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 event starts at 12 noon and ends at 4pm on Saturday 15 August

There is no booking for this event.

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Sep 2020

Walking retreat

02/09/2020 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Minsteracres team.

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.

This walking retreat will take place on Wednesday 2nd September starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm.

Suggested donation: £10

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Individually guided retreat

04/09/2020 - 11/09/2020 6:30 pm - 10:00 am

ISC Glasgow

This retreat is held in silence and will be led by members of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow in collaboration with the team at Minsteracres.

This retreat starts on Friday 4 Sept at 6.30pm and ends on Friday 11 September at 10am.

Suggested donation: £520

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The God who speaks

11/09/2020 - 13/09/2020 12:00 am

Minsteracres team

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales has decided that 2020 be a year of focus on the Bible and ‘The God Who Speaks’. Throughout this ‘Year of the Word’ we will be developing and exploring new ways of responding to the God who speaks to us through the Scriptures, new ways of celebrating, living and sharing God‘s word in our own lives, within our parishes and partnerships, and with all whom we encounter. We invite you to join us for a weekend of prayer, reflection and fellowship. For individuals or groups from parishes and partnerships.

This retreat will start on Friday 11 Sept at 7pm and end on Sunday 13 September at 2pm.

Suggested donation: £140

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On a journey with the Northern Saints

14/09/2020 - 18/09/2020 6:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Minsteracres team

Spend a week at Minsteracres journeying in the footsteps of the Northern Saints such as Aidan, Cuthbert, Oswald, Hilde and Bede. Find out more about their world and spirituality, and visit the iconic places where they lived out their faith. Delve into the meeting of Celtic and Roman traditions in the Golden Age of Northumbria. Includes visits to Holy Island, Bamburgh, Durham and other early monastic sites.

This retreat starts on Monday 14 Sept at 6.30pm and ends on Friday 18 Sept at 2pm.

Suggested donation: £395

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Day of prayer

16/09/2020 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sr Rosarie Spence RSM

This day enables you to experience different ways of praying in a beautiful setting and gives you time for quiet personal prayer. A light lunch, tea and coffee are provided.

Wednesday 16 September, 10am – 4pm

Suggested donation: £20

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The way of the embodied contemplative

25/09/2020 - 27/09/2020 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Terry Doyle

This retreat will explore how the practice of meditation can also be encountered through the language of the body using breathing exercises, gentle stretching and slow Tai Chi movements to complement the seated meditation periods. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Please wear loose clothing.

Terry Doyle is a Benedictine Oblate with the World Community for Christian Meditation, and a founder member of Jason Chan’s Light Foundation. He is an experienced workshop and retreat leader who also works in the areas of homelessness, addiction and social justice.

This retreat starts on Friday 25 Sept at 7pm and ends on Sunday 27 Sept at 2pm

Suggested donation: £150

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