The Oblate Retreat and Spirituality Centre’s Temporary Closure
It is with great sadness that in the light of the Covid-19 virus pandemic we have decided to temporarily close the Oblate Retreat Centre for retreats until September 2020. This date will be subject to ongoing review.
We are following the advice of the government and realise this could be subject to changes.
The Covid-19 virus brings an unprecedented challenge and given the rapidly changing public health situation, this is the only course open to us.
Life has radically changed for many of us over the past few weeks. We are going through an experience unprecedented in our lifetime. We share this experience with every person around the globe. Yet whether we are living with others or living alone we go through this time together. As Pope Francis’ said “united to Christ, we are never alone.”
Each day the Oblates are offering a daily reflection and the celebration of Mass through our website www.oblates.co.uk and also through our Facebook page. Please join us there.
We pray that you all stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Centre in the near future.
We invite you to join us is saying the following prayer each day:
Jesus Christ, you traveled through towns and villages “curing every disease and illness.” Come to our aid now, in the midst of the global spread of the coronavirus, that we may experience your healing love. Heal those who are sick with the virus. May they regain their strength and health through quality medical care. Heal us from our fear, which prevents neighbours from helping one another. Jesus Christ, healer of all, stay by our side in this time of uncertainty and sorrow. Be with the doctors, nurses, researchers and all medical professionals who seek to heal and help those affected and who put themselves at risk in the process. May they know your protection and peace. Whether we are home or abroad, Jesus Christ, stay with us as we endure and mourn, persist and prepare. In place of our anxiety, give us your peace. Jesus Christ, heal us.
At Wistaston Hall we welcome all people who are searching. We strive to offer a place where you will find peace, rest and and an opportunity for prayer away from the stresses of daily life.
Coming from the Catholic tradition we sponsor a range of events throughout the year. We also host a wide variety of groups from different faith and social backgrounds.
The Oblate Retreat Centre at Wistaston Hall is one of a variety of different projects operated by members of the Oblate Congregation and their partners through-out Britain and Ireland.