Vulnerability is the core, the heart, the centre of meaningful human experiences … It is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path. Brené […]
Saint Brigid became famous for many things, but most of all for her hospitality and welcome. We will learn more about Brigid and will explore together what a hospitality of home and a hospitality of heart might like look in our own lives.
We live in a culture driven by constant activity and business. The thought of resting a whole day every week might even sound scary to us as we all are affected by the pressure to do and achieve. How can we learn to stop? What lies at the heart of God’s commandment and this ancient […]
In recent times our culture has tended to avoid speaking or thinking about death, although there are signs that this is changing. This retreat gives an opportunity for us to heed Chad’s call to always be ready for death, ‘for death may call for us at anytime.’ Through stories, music, pilgrimage and creativity we will […]
This retreat will focus on finding God in the midst of the changing landscapes of our daily lives. We’ll be using a creative project to help us consider what it is to journey with God beyond the comfortable and familiar in to the unknown and unchartered. So, the retreat will combine times of led reflection, […]
An introductory retreat outlining the history, vocation and Novitiate process of the Northumbria Community. An essential retreat for all who want to explore their relationship with the Community.
The monastic tradition, as lived out through its diverse buildings, offers us a lens to glimpse a richer way ‘to be church’ as well as insights into quality community and even the nature of being human. Come and explore what are called The Seven Sacred Spaces in a setting that offers windows into all of them.
Over this ‘All Saints’ Day’ weekend, we’ll have a chance to explore together the significance of being part of ‘The Communion of the Saints’. We’ll also explore the lives of a variety of Northumbrian Saints and how they might help shape a ‘Northumbrian Spirituality’. Retreat will include a pilgrimage on Saturday afternoon.
A chance to examine how you deal with life’s drama, and to learn from the example of Jesus. We’ll look at the gospels “through conflict lenses”, exploring the tensions that Jesus faced, and what it meant for him to embrace conflict. There will also be plenty of space for personal reflection and prayer. If you […]