Gloucester GL4 8EX
2019 Year of Prayer Retreat Days
Come back to me with all your heart
Retreat Days with Prayer and healing basis led by Abbot Martin McLaughlin and Dr Sarah Richards
Prayer enriches our lives and brings us closer to God and to other people. It is a vital part of our relationship with God, and all relationships benefit from being nurtured, encouraged and supported. We tend to think of the heart as the seat of the emotions, especially love. In Hebrew the word for heart, “lev,” encompasses the mind and the thoughts, so in the prayer of the heart we bring our entire selves to God in prayer, and we also bring all those we hold in our hearts and minds into our prayer.
We would like to invite you to join us for the retreat days in 2019 and enjoy the peaceful, congenial surroundings with opportunities for personal prayer and for prayer with companions. You will be very welcome.
9.30am Mass in Chapel
10.15-10.45am Coffee in meeting room
10.45am At Meeting Room – gathering prayer, talk and exploring session on the retreat day theme.
12.30pm lunch (bring your own or use the café)
1.30pm Continue retreat day theme and pray together.
3-3.30pm Adoration, and Benediction in Chapel to finish.
Saturday 26th January: Praying with Jesus
Saturday 23rd February: Praying the traditional prayer of the Church
Saturday 9th March: Praying with Holy Spirit
Saturday 13th April: Praying with the Psalms
Saturday 4th May: Praying with Mary
Saturday 8th June: Praying with Angels and Saints
Saturday 27th July: Praying with focus on the beauty in nature,
Saturday 7th September: Praying for healing of memories and relationships
Saturday 12th October: Praying for protection
Saturday 9th November: Praying with the Scriptures