"The Lord himself makes his Gospel available to all the people in the world, so that it may be assimilated according to each one's capacity."
We welcome bookings from school or student groups or any other groups who may benefit from our hospitality.
Any group who would like help in arranging a programme or speakers for a retreat or residential event should contact Sr Margaret.
We also work with schools to provide INSET days, with the option of overnight stays.
Our regular programme of residential events follows below:
Health & Salvation: Faith & Mental Health
The dates and content are still to be confirmed
This is the overall title for our series of retreats for healthcare workers. These bring together doctors, nurses, chaplains and anyone else involved in health care for a time of prayer and retreat, study and conversation, holiday and community, in our comfortable convent near the Lake District.
Not easy to summarise - you have to experience it!
also see the Health & Salvation page
Care at Life's End - A Catholic Understanding
28th Feb to 2nd March 2014
This weekend symposium is intended for senior healthcare professionals actively engaged in clinical practice.
by an experienced faculty we will explore how changes in national
strategies for end of life care affect practice today; discuss how as
Catholics we respond to and meet the needs of patients and their
families in the remodelled NHS structure and consider the ethical
challenges that face us in the future.
CPD accreditation from RCP has been applied for.also see the Care at Life's End page
Time to Reflect: Great Christian Thinkers
21st to 23rd March 2014
Lenten weekend for lecturers in higher education
Topics: Theilard de Chardin SJ, Marie-Joseph Lagrange OP
Speakers: Mr Alexander Murray, Fr Richard Taylor
Contact Sr Margaret
Thinking Faith: Catholic Social Teaching
2nd to 9th August 2014
A week for younger Catholics – a mixture of talks and discussion, shared and private prayer, and holiday...
Our theme will be explored from different political viewpoints.
The week will be open to Catholics in their 20s to 40s. Several speakers, including participants from this year, have already agreed to present a talk.
This year will also be special as the 10th Thinking Faith (we began in 2005).
Also see the Thinking Faith page
Thinking Scripture: the Gospel of Matthew
13th to 20th September 2014
A residential week to study the Gospel of Matthew and a repeat of our March week. The week will provide opportunities for shared prayer and study, as well as a holiday in a relaxing and beautiful environment. ALL WELCOME!
also see the Thinking Scripture page
Freedom & Hope: Repentance & Forgiveness
6th to 9th October 2014
Study week with prayer and relaxation. For all who work with and for prisoners