May 2021

Horror and humour in the Bible

14/05/2021 - 16/05/2021 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Rev. John Bell

To the casual reader, humour in the Bible can be totally lost, mostly because we have a habit, when reading privately, of hearing the dullest lector or priest reading the verses in a monotone. But the humour is there, in the Old Testament and in the New for those who have ears to hear.

Horror – as bloodshed, lightning bolts, the cursing of enemies – is more commonly known, and we may well wonder what it’s doing there if God is a God of love. But by taking a cool look at these awkward texts, we can find in them resources for faith rather than for doubt. In this retreat we will deal boldly with both.

Rev John Bell is a member of the Iona Community’s Wild Goose Resource Group, hymn writer, author and occasional broadcaster.

This retreat will start on Friday 14 May at 7 pm and end on Sunday 16 May at 2 pm

Suggested donation: £175

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Pentecost renewal retreat

21/05/2021 - 23/05/2021 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fr Chris Thomas

Jesus breathed on them and said receive the holy spirit.”

In this retreat we will reflect on the role of the Holy spirit in John’s Gospel and pray for the release of the Spirit in our lives, that we may  learn how to act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with our God. There will be times of input, times of silence and times of prayer and praise to help us open ourselves more fully to God

Chris Thomas is a priest of the Liverpool Archdiocese. He has been a full-time youth chaplain, a University chaplain, a Parish Priest and is now the director of the Irenaeus Project. The Project is an attempt to highlight the whole area of spirituality for everyone.

This retreat will take place from Friday 21 May at 7pm and end on Sunday 23 May at 2pm

Suggested donation: £175

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Walking retreat

22/05/2021 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 Saturday 22 May starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm.

Suggested donation: £15

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On a journey with the Northern Saints

25/05/2021 - 29/05/2021 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 Tuesday 25 May at 6.30pm and ends on Saturday 29 May at 2pm.

Suggested donation: £455

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Jun 2021

Quiet day

09/06/2021 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 9 June from 10:00am until 4:00pm.

Suggested donation: £20

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The God who speaks

11/06/2021 - 13/06/2021 7:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Minsteracres team

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales decided that 2020 should be a year of focus on the Bible and the theme ‘The God Who Speaks.’ We were not able to deliver this last year and so throughout this year we will be developing and exploring new ways of responding to the God who speaks to us through the Scriptures. We will explore 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 June at 7pm and ends on Sunday 13 April at 2pm.

Suggested donation: £150

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Three day walking retreat

22/06/2021 - 24/06/2021 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Minsteracres team

Three days with walks of eight to ten miles through the beautiful countryside around Minsteracres. Every day starts with a reflection. You will need suitable walking boots and weatherproof clothing.

This retreat runs from Tuesday 22 June at 10am until Thursday 24 June at 5pm

Suggested donation: £150

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Jul 2021

Songs of love and life

19/07/2021 - 25/07/2021 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monique van den Hoogen

This year’s singing week will be a time filled with the opportunity for music, laughter and fellowship once again…

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 19 July at 11am and ends on Sunday 25 July at 2pm

Suggested donation: £595

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Sep 2021

Individually guided retreat

03/09/2021 - 10/09/2021 6:30 pm - 10:00 am

ISC Glasgow at Minsteracres

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

This retreat starts on Friday 3 Sept at 6.30pm and ends on Friday 10 September at 10am.

Suggested donation: £595

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Walking retreat

08/09/2021 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 8 September starting at 10:00am and ending at 5:00pm.

Suggested donation: £15

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