Pope Francis and Laudato Si'
A ZOOM Retreat - REPEAT!

YOUR parish and YOUR planet! Join us!

(led from Boarbank Hall, Cumbria)

Building on a very successful and lively first (and now second) experience. If you missed out on these occasions, please consider joining us for the next one(s)...

We have now held 2 of these retreats, with a combined number of attendees at approximately 90 people. If this topic interests you, or you have been thinking about starting something in your own parish/area, please contact Sr Margaret to register your interest, and make sure that you know about the next event.  Dates haven't yet been decided, but please watch this space...

We are always trying to make the weekend more interesting and relevant, but the approx programme is shown below.

Allow yourself to be energised by the enthusiasm of our speakers!

The ecological crisis...

Pope Francis writes, "the ecological crisis is a summons to profound interior conversion, to renew our relationships with God, one another, and the created world".

Led by Sr Margaret Atkins of Boarbank Hall

WHY? Faith is the place to start.

WHAT? Understanding is the place to start.

HOW? Sharing experience is the place to start.

WHEN? Now is the place to start.

WHERE? Your parish is the place to start.

WHO? Are YOU the place to start?

What will happen?

A long weekend of talks and discussions on zoom, and practical activities, on living the message of Laudato Si’ in and through your parish.

Who is it for?

Any interested parishioner is most welcome to join us. The weekend is aimed especially at people with parish responsibilities or who are part of or want to start a relevant parish group.

Times Sessions will be on Friday night, Saturday morning and night, Sunday afternoon and night and Monday night (leaving people free during the day on Monday).

Speakers include:

Trish Sandbach, who worked in Oxfam Education for many years and led to St Benedict’s, Garforth, in the Leeds diocese, winning a Livesimply award. She is also an assessor for the LiveSimply award 

John Paul de Quay, a founder member of the Ecological Conversion Group and Journey to 2030

Sr Margaret Atkins, an Augustinian Canoness at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria, a teacher of philosophy and theology, with a lifelong interest in the natural world, and author of Catholics and Our Common Home: Caring for the Planet in a Time of Crisis (CTS).

A panel discussion for sharing advice on practical projects.

Cost - voluntary donations gratefully accepted, but there will be no fee for the weekend.

To apply, simply email Sr Margaret Atkins