Spirituality for Our Wisdom Years
27th June – 2nd July 2021 £375.00 per person
Led by Ron Rolheiser, OMI
This retreat is designed for more mature seekers who desire to mindfully embrace the challenges and opportunities of aging and diminishment by accessing the deep wisdom embedded in the world’s
great mystical and contemplative traditions.
The goal of the Foresters program is to prepare participants to live wisely and well during their remaining years so that in the words of Henri Nouwen, “they might be able to give both their life and their death away” for the sake of the world.
Fr. Ronald Rolheiser, a member of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate,
is President of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. He is a communi- ty-builder, lecturer and writer. His books have been translated into many languages, and his weekly column is carried by more than 80 publications worldwide. Prior to his present position, Fr. Rolheiser taught at Newman Theological College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and served as Provincial Superior of his Oblate Province and on the General Council for the Oblates in Rome.
At your side
Walking the talk as Christians today
5th - 7th November 2021 £150.00 per person Led by David Wells
Pope Francis has outlined how he wants us to serve one another. He calls it “Accompaniment”. During the sessions we will consider what he means by this, how it works and what it looks like. In an age of overwhelming but often superficial information, how can the message of the Gospel possibly stand out from the surrounding din? An opportunity to reflect, laugh and learn together.
David Wells is a religious education consultant whose career began as a teacher before becoming a research assistant for the Bishops’ Conference in England and Wales. Since then, his work has taken him all over the world, speaking at more than 500 conferences worldwide and guest lectures in three English universities and two seminaries. Wells has published two books: “The Reluctant Disciple” and “The Grateful Disciple,” and recently produced a DVD series titled, “Beloved Disciples.”
Follow the Star
8th December 2021 £20.00 per person (Includes lunch)
3rd – 5th December 2021 £150.00 per person
7th – 19th December 2021 £150.00 per person
Led by Centre Team
Advent provides a sacred time in which we are invited to be present and mindful to the promptings of God in our lives as we prepare to celebrate the holy feast of Christmas. Advent invites us to cultivate and deepen our sense of remembering that we are in the holy presence of God. This year’s retreat theme is “Follow the Star”. As we read in the Gospel of Luke the wise men followed the star to come and see the Christ child, we too are invited to experience the life giving presence of God through reflecting together on the story of the birth of Jesus.
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All our prices are suggested donations.
At Wistaston Hall we offer Spiritual Direction to all those who need it. Spiritual Direction is the process of accompanying a person on their spiritual journey. It is for anyone, it is
confidential, and is usually a one-on- one session with a certified Spiritual Director.
During your journey, your Spiritual Director will speak with you to reflect on what is happening in your world and will help you to notice how God is at work in your life. From this point, your director will help you to develop your personal skills to better communicate with God through prayer and meditation.