AUGUST 2011

Throwing Open the Windows: Vatican II at 50
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council

August 13-16 (Midweek 3 days Reg Fee £28)

The Second Vatican Council enriched our thinking and set the compass for the Church to move forward in joy and hope. We revisit its great themes and reflect on its pointers to renewal 50 years on. Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).
Dom Brendan Thomas & Dom Simon McGurk

AUGUST/SEPTEMBER

Let My People Go!
Aug 31- Sept 2 (2 days Reg Fee £25)

The Exodus is theology in epic style, and Moses its diffident hero. We retrace those footsteps from the Burning Bush to the Promised Land, and find there the pattern of our own journey of faith. Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).

Dom Brendan Thomas

SEPTEMBER 2009

Fiesta: Living Faith
September 14-16 (2 days Reg Fee £25)
Feasts and pilgrimages, souls and saints: celebrating the Christian faith in the Latin American way. Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).

Abbot Paul Stonham & Dom Alex Echeandía Loro

A Saint for our Times?
September 28-30 (2 days Reg Fee £25)
How can the life and teaching of John Henry Newman be an inspiration for us today? Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).

Dr Joyce Sugg, Dom Brendan Thomas & Dom Andrew Berry


OCTOBER

The Pilgrim Church: Vatican II At 50
Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council

October 12-14 (2 days Reg Fee £25)
For some who were young students during and immediately after Vatican II, it was like a lightning bolt, a veritable new Pentecost. Was it just something for excitable young theologians or was it real? And where are we now?
Abbot Paul Stonham & Dom Simon McGurk Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).

NOVEMBER

Caravaggio's Bible
November 9-11 (2 days Reg Fee £25)

Through light and shadow, flesh and blood Caravaggio tells the story of human frailty and divine grace. With illustrated talks we explore the biblical scenes portrayed by the great artist.
Dom Brendan Thomas Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).

Icons: Images of Faith
November 23-25 (2 days Reg Fee £25)
Icons are not just pictures, they are more like sacred poetry expressing the mysteries of
Redemption. We reflect on the Christian faith expressed through art rather than language.
Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).
Dom Dyfrig Harris

DECEMBER

The Road to Bethlehem
December 7-9 (2 days Reg Fee £28)
For our advent retreat we open St Luke's Gospel and through wonderful stories of annunciation, birth and visitation, and with bursts of joyful song we prepare for the birth of the Saviour, laid in a major. Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).

Dom Brendan Thomas & Dom Simon McGurk

Christmas at Belmont
December 24-27 (3 days - Apply to the Retreat Secretary for full details and costs.)
Joy to the world! Celebrate the feast of Christ's birth by sharing in the Christmas liturgy in the Abbey church, and by enjoying the relaxed festive atmosphere of Hedley Lodge.
Led by Dom Andrew Berry.