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Summer visitors fly the nest

It’s the end of the summer and the swallows are gathering on the telephone wires waiting to leave. Here at Minsteracres we’re anticipating the departure of two other summer visitors. Arek Galka and Radek Mucha, both training to become priests in the Passionist monastery in Warsaw, have spent the month of August with the resident Full Story

Lifting the spirits

Margaret Marren is not a woman to be ignored. As a long term visitor to Minsteracres and, for the last 15 years, organiser of the annual visit of her own and neighbouring parishes, she could see that the accommodation in the retreat house was not going to work for her ageing friends. She noticed that Full Story

Website relaunched

Our website has been relaunched with a bit of a makeover. We’ve improved the navigation and added more pages about us and what we do. “A lot of people use the website to find out about us and to book retreats and events,” says Geoff Bockett, operations manager, “and many are guided to it from Full Story