Redemptorist International Pastoral Centre England

what others say

Sr Rosa from China

Sr Rosa from China

“What lovely people and what a gorgeous place! Hawkstone and the people I met there became a key part of my own religious formation in England.”

Fr Damien from the Congo

Fr Damien from the Congo

“I enjoyed the beauty and peace of the surroundings and the interaction with so many different people from different cultures. The lectures were superb. The whole course was a great time to review my life and focus on positive goals.”

Sr Helene from France

Sr Hélène from France

“The spirit of the course invited me to face myself and to accept who I am now, and strip away all the roles I had carried. Turning then to face a trusting God, I found an unknown strength within me.”

Mrs Nicole Barber from England

Mrs Nicole Barber from England

“Hawkstone truly provides a grace-filled encounter with the Gospel message. I return, time and time again, and am constantly nourished by all that is on offer - the opportunity for spiritual growth and the warmth of the hospitality provided by all. From my travels, I have learned that 'to be' without the pressure 'to do' is one of the unique gifts on offer at Hawkstone. If inner peace, a spiritual journey and physical rest is what you are looking for, then you have found the perfect place!"

Bro Vincent from South Africa

Bro Vincent from South Africa

“The Hawkstone course gave me the opportunity to breathe in the harmony between me and God and breathe out the restlessness and dis-ease.”

Fr John from England

Fr John from England

Hawkstone provided a unique opportunity to take a calm, fresh look at my life, my faith, and my ministry. I am sure that every parish priest would truly benefit from such an experience.”

Sr Esther from Kenya

Sr Esther from Kenya

“I leave Hawkstone feeling blessed with a new outlook and a new direction. I now recognise a whole range of God’s movements in my life.”

Sr Loretta from Ireland

Sr Loretta from Ireland

“At Hawkstone I rediscovered the wonderful treasures of the Jesus story and celebrated the new things God is doing now, not least in my own life.”

Fr Terry from Scotland

Fr Terry from Scotland

“The support and affirmation of the staff and group are the perfect preparation for facing the new challenges in life and work to come.”

Karl and Josephine from Singapore

Karl and Josephine from Singapore

“The course changed the direction of our married lives. We both decided to become lay missionaries, and we now work in Goa for AIDS patients”

Bro Berkeley from Australia

Bro Ronan from Ireland

“I loved the house, the parkland, the country, and above all the wonderful people I met on the course. Not just the staff, but the participants were great teachers.”

Sr Gloria from Canada

Sr Gloria from Canada

“What a wonderful place and such a mix of people! I go away refreshed and primed for mission.”

Sr Ann from England

Sr Ann from England

“Years hence, I know I will look back at this time at Hawkstone as a key transition stage in my life: this was the time when I got to know myself and the Lord in a deeper way.”

Fr Michael from Ireland

Fr Michael from Ireland

“At Hawkstone, we were assured from the outset that the place operated under ‘the law of freedom’. This allayed my fears, especially when I saw it honoured throughput the course. The atmosphere of ordered love was palpable; the staff was consistently serene. I thank the good Lord for the wonderful time.”

Sr Albina from Kenya

Sr Albina from Kenya

“Hawkstone is a home of hospitality and love, a wonderful place to be. Here I have allowed God’s generosity to find full play in me.”

Sr Anna from Poland

Sr Anna from Poland

“Hawkstone I really loved! The variety of participants was matched by the variety of the lectures and workshops, and the beauty of the liturgy was very prayerful and moving.”

Fr Max from the USA

Fr Max from the USA

“Coming as a missionary from Kenya, I really enjoyed the mixture of relaxation and refreshing input that are the marks of Hawkstone. I enjoyed my stay at Hawkstone as a real sabbatical time.”

Sr Annie from Barbados

Sr Annie from Barbados

Hawkstone is some place! What a stunning house and surrounds to have as your own home for three months and for personal renewal! I leave feeling refreshed and ready for the new demands of my mission in Barbados.”

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