Our retreats and events – online and at Nether Springs, our Mother House…
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The following retreats will be running ONLINE:
- March 25 – 27 (Friday to Sunday) – Community Introduction (North America Time Zone) – This retreat will enable you to learn more about who we are as Community. We are aware that many people may have ‘found’ us during this season – through our daily prayers, leadership reflections, prayer network or Monastic Living blog – and are wanting to explore further what it would mean to journey with us. Priority will be given to those who have already expressed an interest in postulancy or the novitiate but there are likely to be other spaces available. SPACES AVAILABLE
- 26 March – Creative Saturday Morning 9am – 1.30pm – This morning retreat offers space to pause from the activity of daily life and enter into a quiet stillness where we can listen to God and to our lives. Following the monastic rhythm of the day that we find at Nether Springs, we begin with Morning Prayer leading to a couple of hours for solitude with an optional creative focus, prayer and reflection in your own home. There will also be a suggested creative activity. Gathering back together for Midday Prayer, we end our time over a shared online lunch together, finishing at 1.30pm. SPACES AVAILABLE
As well as daily input, for all of our online retreats, retreatants will have the opportunity to join in with our monastic rhythm of four-fold prayers, which help us hold the space for us to be transformed, through our encounters with God. And we also have twice-daily ‘kettle on’ spaces, hosted by members of our Welcome and Hospitality team, as valuable ‘places of informal connection’ for those who would like to join in.
We intentionally keep our numbers small, so that retreatants can experience a more personalised welcome.
And at NETHER SPRINGS:
Our new-format, five-day retreats involve both inner pilgrimage – a journey of inner work, silence, study, peace and rest and an opportunity for the ‘Heart alone with God’ staying full-board in an ensuite room – and outer pilgrimage, a chance to engage with the Celtic heritage of Northumberland.
There will be one Inner and Outer Pilgrimage Retreats running at Nether Springs in March, followed by one in April:
21 – 25 March (Monday to Friday) FULL
14 – 18 April (Monday to Friday) SPACES AVAILABLE
Coming up in April 2022:
4 – 8 April (Monday to Friday ) Inner/Outer Pilgrimage – NETHER SPRINGS
14 – 18 April (Friday to Sunday) Easter Gathering – ONLINE
25 – 28 April (Monday to Thursday) Individually Guided Retreat – Listening to the Heartbeat of God – ONLINE
30 April – Creative Saturday morning – ONLINE
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Many thanks for continuing to support our work at this time.
Please do keep checking here or our website for further information on our retreat plans for the second half of the year