Redemptorist International Pastoral Centre England

retreats programme

Hawkstone welcomes individuals and groups for private retreats. Many individuals and groups have enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the house and grounds, taking time for thenselves, away from ‘the madding crowd’, to reflect on where they are in their life's journey.

Hawkstone offers comfortable accommodation, excellent catering, and, on request, the opportunity for personal spiritual direction.

Please telephone or write to the The Secretary on Extension No: 248 office hours or 241 evenings or weekends who will be happy to discuss your requirements.

Retreats 2015

Lenten Week Retreat

Dare to be Human - Your True Self
When you are truly human you are truly divine. God’s compassionate beauty shines out through your humanity; it is expressed in your eyes and your bodies. And it brings a great joy to yourself and to those around you.

16 - 20 March 2015

Fr Daniel O’Leary

Lenten Week Retreat

In God’s embrace no one is alone or forgotten We are never alone, never forgotten unless we choose to be so. God is always there, knock and the door will be opened. “If only you knew what God is offering. (John 4/10)

20 - 22 March 2015

Sr Carol Mouat OP & Fr Kevin Callaghan CSsR

Holy Week Retreat

The Journey from Death to Life: ~ Jesus invitation to Discipleship Daily reflections on Jesus’ Passion, Death into Resurrection , focusing on our discipleship, spirituality and Mission. Full Holy Week Liturgy.

30 March - 5 April 2015

Sr Jackie Smith SP and Fr Maurice P O’Mahony CSsR

6-Day Directed Retreat

This is an individually guided, silent retreat with time for personal prayer. Meet with your director each day as you listen to the movement of the Spirit within.

18 – 25 July 2015

Sr Carol Mouat OP, Sr Jackie Smith SP & Fr Maurice O’Mahony CSsR

Preached Retreat

The Recovery of the Sacred in our everyday lives A series of Reflections and exercises to help us to slow down and cultivate a greater presence to ourselves, to others, to our environment, and to God within us.

3 - 7 August 2015

Fr Nick Harnan MSC

From a Lay Leader’s Perspective—Challenges in Evangelisation

Joy, mercy and apostolic life in the era of Pope Francis’
Joyfully Live and Proclaim the Gospel of the Lord ‘Can what matters to us, matter to someone else?’

David Wells will facilitate 5 sessions on the following themes:

  • Evangelising in a Post Modern Culture; challenging indifference, surviving inertia.
  • Start with us: Personal encounters with Jesus.
  • No more Lent without Easter: Joyful messengers of challenging proposals.
  • Go and announce the Gospel: Becoming international disciples
  • Maturing initial Conversation: Untangling the ministry of ‘Catechesis’

Developing Ministry with Young Catholics
Paul Murphy ~ 1 Day Seminar
This Short Course will outline the principles of Catholic Youth Ministry, and describe the process of establishing parish based groups for young people with a focus on peer ministry.

3-Day Course 3 - 6 May 2015 & 22 - 25 November 2015


Advent Retreat

Advent to Candlemass
This Retreat will explore the Scriptures of Advent and Christmastide (Year B) in order to create a liturgical strategy for Advent, Christmastide, Candlemass, and beyond. The emphasis will be on how to celebrate in order to understand what God is doing in us and is doing in our world through us. It will be a joyful journey.

4 - 7 December 2015

Fr Joseph O’Hanlon

Private Retreats

We welcome individuals and groups for private retreats.

Hawkstone offers you comfortable and gracious accommodation, excellent catering and the possibility for spiritual direction (please request when applying).

  • Single room per day at 70.00 (full board)
  • En-suite facilities, when available 12.00 extra per night
  • Spiritual direction stipend is 15 a session

Contact: The Secretary on Extension No: 248 office hours or 241 evenings or weekends

For further details of any retreats please contact:

The Secretary
Hawkstone Hall, Marchamley, Shrewsbury, SY4 5LG, England
email: [email protected]

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