Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017

Young Catholic Adults Douai Abbey Weekend 2017 - The Guesthouse Accomodation, What to Expect!


Monastery Guesthouse
St Benedict did not envisage his monasteries as existing primarily for the purpose of receiving passing guests. In fact, he saw them as sanctuaries for those who wished permanently to put aside the distractions of the world and seek Christ alone. Yet St Benedict recognised the attraction monasteries held for those still in the world, and resigned himself with goodwill to making provision for guests, since “monasteries are never without them”. (Rule of St Benedict, 53:16)

History has proved him right. By their very nature monasteries played a vital role in providing safe and comfortable shelter in times when travel was time-consuming, arduous and often dangerous. The weary pilgrim, far from home, would instinctively look for shelter in the house of God. Today, life itself has become a wearying pilgrimage for many. For them a monastery offers respite from the fast-paced, stressful and often unbalanced lives they lead. Others seek to join the monks in the space they make for God to be worshipped and experienced, a space much harder now to find in the world.
The Guesthouse at Douai Abbey offers several different types of room. There are fifteen fully-ensuite rooms, four of which have been fitted to accommodate disabled guests to modern standards. All rooms can take single guests, but some can also be shared. Another seven rooms semi-ensuite (shower and sink only).

Young Catholic Adults Douai Abbey Weekend 2017 - The Cottages Accomodation, What to Expect!



                    The Cottages


For Student and Youth Group & Family Retreats


  • The Cottages accommodate groups of up to 15 young persons in simple 'hostel' type rooms.
  • Self-catering facilities include a kitchen, dining room and scullery.
  • Two other rooms provide a lounge and chapel, and the whole building is centrally heated.
  • The facilities available include the Abbey Church which provides a peaceful, prayerful space for worship. Guests are free to join in all the community services and to enjoy the spacious Abbey grounds.
  • Special rate for families.
  • Lying deep in the Berkshire countryside overlooking the beautiful Kennet valley to the distant Hampshire downs, the Cottages provide an ideal place for a group retreat for all who seek the refreshment of peace and quiet.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Traditional Latin Masses in Gloucestershire During June 2017


  

Traditional Latin Masses in St. Gregory's Church, 10 St James Square
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR.

- Low Mass Whit Wednesday 7th June at 7pm
- Low Mass Corpus Christi Thursday 15 June at 7pm
- Low Mass Ss Peter & Paul Thursday 29 June at 7pm

Traditional Latin Masses at Prinknash Abbey, Cranham, Gloucester, GL4 8EX.

-Sung Requiem on Saturday 17th June at 10:30am.
-Low Masses on all other Saturday's  (3rd, 10th,  24th) at 11:00am.








 

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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