FEBRUARY 2011

Beyond the Syrian Sea
January 27-29 (2 days Reg Fee £25)
We journey for inspiration to Syria, the 'Cradle of Christianity:' a church of Jewish roots established by the Apostles, a land of wandering preachers,
mystical poets, missionaries, sages and eccentrics. Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf files).
Dom Brendan Thomas

Christ in his Mysteries: the Lent Retreat
February 20-23 (Midweek 3 days Reg Fee £28)
At every stage of Christ's life St Augustine found beauty. We enter into the story of salvation to meet the one 'beautiful in heaven, beautiful on earth.' Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf files).
Dom Brendan Thomas

MARCH

The Business of Heaven
March 23-25 (2 days Reg Fee £25)
Reflecting on life and faith with the imagination and common sense of the 'apostle to the skeptics,' C. S. Lewis. Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf files).
Dom Andrew Berry

APRIL

The Belmont Easter Retreat
April 5-9 (4 days Reg Fee £30)
Begins 6pm Maundy Thursday and finishes after Mass and Breakfast Monday morning.
From Maundy Thursday to Easter we pray and live the Paschal Mystery of Christ. Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).
Dom Simon McGurk & Dom Andrew Berry

The Gospel of John at Easter
April 20-22 (2 days Reg Fee £28)
A renowned scripture scholar shares his insights into John's beautiful Gospel which the Church has traditionally read during this Easter season. Dom Henry, the Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible sheds light on this deep, rich, and theological text. Details,
Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).
Dom Henry Wansbrough

MAY

The Sacraments, Pathway to Holiness
May 14-17(Midweek 3days Reg Fee £28)
Catholics are familiar with the 7 sacraments; most have received at least 3. But are we really aware of their source and profound meaning? From the teachings of the Fathers of the Church, Vatican II led us towards an exciting renewed teaching which even 50 years later is scarcely understood. This retreat may be of particular interest to parish catechists, leaders of R.C.I.A. and lay ministers. Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).
Dom Simon McGurk

Veni Creator: Plainsong and Prayer
25-27 May(2 days Reg Fee £25)
A chance to learn and sing the ancient melodies of Gregorian Chant including the great chants for the feast of Pentecost invoking the Holy Spirit. Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).
Abbot Paul Stonham

JUNE

An Art History Retreat: Meeting God through the Arts of Man
June 11-14 (Midweek 3 days Reg Fee £25 plus £15 for 2 days' transport)
After the Norman conquest, Hereford became an important strategic city. Is it any wonder then that the county is dotted with magnificent Romanesque churches from that time, either whole or in part, with unrivalled carvings. This retreat will look at how 12th century people read their bibles and folklore through stone. Besides talks and slide illustrations, there will be visits to the actual churches in the most exquisite parts of England's most beautiful county. Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf file).
Dom Simon McGurk

JUNE/JULY

Portraits of Jesus
June 29-July 1 (2 days Reg Fee £25)
Who do you say I am? We reflect on the distinctive witness of each Gospel
writer to the person of Jesus, and the portrait we have of him today. Details, Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf files).
Dom Brendan Thomas

JULY

Philippians: Take hold of the Prize
July 13-15 (2 days Reg Fee £25)
Who do you say I am? We reflect on the distinctive witness of each Gospel
writer to the person of Jesus, and the portrait we have of him today.Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf files).
Abbot Paul Stonham

An Artist's Retreat
July 23-26 (3 days Reg Fee £10)
A revival of a popular retreat of some years ago in which artists come and use our monastic space, our beautiful garden and the glorious surrounding countryside to do their own work in an atmosphere of prayer, centred around the Divine Office. No actual tuition will be given; we help each other, but any with professional talents are welcome to add a little of their expertise. A talk will be given to start each day. Booking Form (Word doc), Booking Form (pdf files).
Dom Simon McGurk