Retreat & Quiet Days
Our Retreat and Quiet Days are held in the spacious and comfortable house. The Retreat Days are themed and led by our spiritual director or a visiting retreat giver. They work with a theme and allow time for exploration through silence, prayer and creativity.
The Quiet Days allow you to spend the day in quiet contempaltion with others alongside you sharing the beauty and tranquility of the house, gardens and surrounding countryside. There are prayer resources, art and craft materials and riverside and country walks from the door. Depending on the day there may also be optional times group prayer such as Stations of the Cross or optional spiritual direction sessions.
As St Teresa of Calcutta said
"God is the friend of silence because He is not found in noise and restlessness. The essential thing is not what we say, but what God says to us and through us. Jesus always waits for us in silence, and in this silence He speaks to us. He will speak to our soul and there we will here His voice."
Thursday 17 June
9.45am to 4pm | Cost £15
Spend the day in beautiful surroundings with prayer resources, art and craft materials, gardens and countryside and river walks from the door. A much needed opportunity to recuperate and re-charge after the difficulties and stresses of the past year.
We are opening the house and garden, subject to government guidance, for individuals to spend the day in peace and tranquility.
The theme of the day will be "Praying With St Richard" and in addition to the standard craft and prayer materials there will be prayer resources relating to the life and work of St Richard. Sessions of Spiritual Direction with Naomi are available if booked in advance at an additional cost of £20.
The day will start with coffee from 9.45 and there will a time of prayer for about 15 minutes from 10.15. The day will then be your own to use as you wish. Art and craft materials and suggestions for their use in prayer will be available in the dining room and other resources in the Quiet Room, Sitting Room and Entrance Hall. We ask that people remain silent in the house. There will be an optional "prayer journey with the saints" using prayer stations in the garden (veranda if wet) at 3.30 followed by tea.
Coffee, tea, biscuits and cake provided. Please bring a packed lunch. From 9.45am to 4pm. Cost £15.
Monday 12 July (please contact Maria for details)