Our retreats


Looking forward to a post-COVID future

Researchers at Oxford University and in particular Professor Sarah Gilbert have announced that they are cautiously optimistic that a vaccine will be available by Easter next year.  Now wouldn’t that be very apt timing—a time of rebirth.  Whether or not this is realised, it gives us a great sense of hope.  It is HOPE that Full Story

Quiet Day

We have a few places available on this one day retreat facilitated by Kathryn Turner & Michael O’Halloran  An opportunity to step aside, listen to God in scripture and enjoy the peace and tranquility at Minsteracres.  Coffee and tea will be served and a light lunch will be provided . Wednesday 14th October , 10am Full Story

A CONTEMPLATIVE RESPONSE TO THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Spaces are still available on this day event. Click here to book. A day to reflect on the extent of the climate crisis and its effect on us, and how, as people of faith, we might shape our response to it. Patrick Woodhouse is a writer and Anglican priest. He is the author of Etty Full Story


Prophecy,Gratitude & Hope

The final day of Prophecy , Gratitude & Hope retreat. Retreat guests and  Retreat leaders have all experienced a real connection with the retreat subject matter and enjoyed the weekend immensely. We welcome you to attend the next retreat on Friday 20th– Sunday 22nd November. Please click on the link to confirm your attendance or Full Story

Minsteracres Retreat Team

The retreat team are ready and waiting for the retreatants to arrive. We wish you all a wonderful spiritual weekend. Gratitude Prophecy & Hope .If you wish to confirm your booking for the next weekend retreat Friday 20th November – Sunday 22nd November click on the link or contact Margo on 01434673248 or email for Full Story

Gratitude, Prophecy & Hope Retreat.

There is still availability on the Gratitude, Prophecy and Hope Retreat lead by the Minsteracres Retreat Team, starting on Friday 2 Oct at 7pm and ending on Sunday 4 October at 2pm. Please click on the link to confirm booking. Booking enquiries : For residential group enquiries please click here  For individual enquiries please click here You can email or Full Story


Relishing their stay at Minsteracres

Four friends are taking time out of their busy schedule to re-engage, relax and pray. They are enjoying the hospitality, walking the beautiful grounds surrounding Minsteracres including the Walled Garden. One of the retreatant’s first visit to Minsteracres was fifty five years ago and he has been returning regularly since. Please click on the link Full Story

Gratitude, Prophecy & Hope

2020 has presented all of us with new experiences and opportunities to reflect on our lives. During this retreat we reflect on our encounters with gratitude, prophesy and hope. With reference to the lives of some of the Passionist saints, we will explore where these perennial themes have been and are present in our lives. Full Story

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily – Fr. Jenish Perhaps we can best appreciate today’s gospel passage by recalling that it is immediately preceded by the parable of the lost sheep.  In that passage, the shepherd leaves the ninety-nine sheep and goes in search of the one stray sheep, so much does he value that lost sheep.  Today’s message is Full Story


Assumption Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Homily – David Collins I dare say you could walk into pretty much any catholic church across the world and it wouldn’t take long for you to spot some shrine or painting or statue erected in honour of Our Lady. Even just thinking about the churches I’m familiar with – I was baptized and married Full Story