Come and explore the history and wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers, their relevance for today and the spirituality of desert places. The Desert Monastic tradition was a great inspiration for the Celtic Church and remains foundational for the Northumbria Community today.
Growing in knowledge of ourselves goes hand-in-hand with growing in knowledge of God. This retreat offers a well-tested and well-received tool for understanding our ‘motivational gift.’ What is it that motivates our personality, choices, and relationships with others? The teaching draws from a book of the same title and is based on Romans 12:1-8, verses […]
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. Please note: Participation in the first evening session is essential.
Aidan travelled from the Isle of Iona to Northumberland at the request of King Oswald to bring the light of the Gospel to this land. He was known for speaking out courageously, wisely, and yet also graciously, living with simplicity and giving with extraordinary generosity to those in need. This led retreat will celebrate, through […]
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.