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Retreats and Courses 2021

Here at the Loreto Spirituality Centre, we have a wide range of options available to you depending on your needs. Please use the links below or scroll to find out more information.

Most of our retreats will begin with supper at 6pm on the first day and will finish after breakfast on the last day. Weekend retreats will finish after lunch. All of our accommodation is en-suite. Our retreats are fully catered. We can provide for a wide range of dietary needs, please let us know your requirements upon booking.

If you are a group wishing to book a stay or conference with us please click here for more information.

Preached Retreats

27th May – 3rd June

Led by: Fr Gerard O’Shaughnessy SDB

“A Camino of faith-how we have learnt from the experience of Covid-19 and how will it help us, as Church, to move forward?”

12th – 19th July

Led by: Fr Eamonn Mulcahy CSSp

“Jesus the Questioner

What are you looking for? What do you want me to do for you?

The Questions of Jesus as Challenge and Promise”

16th – 23rd August

Led by: Bishop John Crowley

“Rest and you will see, see and you will love, love and you will praise” – St Augustine. 

29th November – 3rd December

Advent Triduum

Fr John Rafferty

‘Advent: Waiting and Wondering’

We will quietly reflect on the signs of the times in the light of the Advent and Christmas biblical stories. The world in which we live, the Church to which we belong, have come to an ‘interesting’ time in their journey, and our own life journey has been deeply affected by the events of the past couple of years.

Fr Gerard O’Shaughnessy

As a Salesian of Don Bosco, Gerry has been a classroom teacher, a school governor and chaplain. In recent years he has been involved in congregational leadership and parish ministry. As the Farmington Fellow at Manchester College, Oxford, Gerry has a special interest in spreading the gospel using conventional and social media. He is the author of the 2020 book ‘Pastoral Popes’ and is working on a new book for schools on prayer and worship. He presently is a member of the Province’s publications’ team based in Bolton.

Fr Eamonn Mulcahy

Fr. Eamonn Mulcahy is a Spiritan missionary from Manchester. A priest since 1980, he has been on mission in Congo-Brazzaville, Nigeria and Kenya. He has extensive experience of deepening the Faith Formation of Adults in the UK and leading spiritual retreats to lay-people, priests and religious in Europe, North America, Australia, Africa and Asia.

Since summer 2013 Eamonn is back in the UK on the Spiritan team of the inner-city Holy Spirit Parish in Manchester whilst working as one of the Episcopal Vicars for Religious in Salford Diocese. He teaches Systematic Theology one day a week in Oscott College Seminary, Birmingham, and still maintains active involvement in educating street kids back in the infamous slum of Kibera, Nairobi. Eamonn is passionate about communicating the beauty of our Faith and the interface between Scripture, Theology and Spirituality.

Individually Guided Retreats

May 17th – 26th

8-day retreat

June 14th-21st

6-day retreat

July 26th – August 2nd 

6-day retreat

August 4th – 13th

8-day retreat

September 6th – 15th

8-day retreat

November 8th – 17th

6 or 8-day retreat

Individually Guided Retreats may be possible online at any time of the year. These may take the format of a silent retreat, or else a retreat in daily life. For more information please contact the Centre.

30 Day Spiritual Exercises

Full Spiritual Exercises

(30 Day Retreat or can be made in daily life).

By private arrangement.

Ongoing Spiritual Direction

Spiritual direction is available on a long-term basis. 

We are currently offering direction virtually, either by Zoom, Skype, or FaceTime. Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to request further information.

Living Theology Summer School

3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th July

Living Theology: A Summer School in Christian Faith

An opportunity to deepen our knowledge of the Christian faith, learn new and helpful ways of looking at the Christian tradition, and develop a personal reflection on Christian living and belief.

More information can be found by clicking the following link:

Themed Retreats

Holy Week Retreat

31st March – 4th April

A chance to celebrate the liturgies of Holy Week in the context of a prayerful retreat. The preparation of the liturgies will be the main focus of each day. Led by Michael Barnes SJ, Ewa Bem IBVM and the Loreto Team

Friends of Mary Ward Retreat

30th April – 3rd May

A long weekend retreat for Friends of Mary Ward and anyone interested in encountering this 16th Century woman who still has much to say to us today. A silent retreat, but with workshops and opportunities to socialise for those who wish. Led by Ewa Bem IBVM

If you would like any further information about our retreats or would like to make a booking please use the form to get in touch with us.

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