The Covid lockdown has taken a toll on priests and their congregations. Congregations have diminished and some churches are struggling to remain open. Furthermore, there have already been warnings that worse might yet affect society and the Church in the future. What are the lessons from Covid? How can the Church “bounce back”?
The retreat will cover the following themes:
1) The Church’s teaching on nature and grace, remembering that sin wounds nature but does not destroy it.
2) The Church’s understanding of divine grace, which priests are equipped to transmit to souls to lead them to everlasting glory.
3) The priest’s powers and mission, drawn from Christ the Redeemer as priestly Model.
Fr Armand de Malleray began his ministry in the Southwark Archdiocese in 2001. He has been giving clergy retreats at various venues in England and abroad for over two decades. As rector of St Mary’s Shrine, he is based in the Liverpool Archdiocese. He is the author of the following books:
Theodore House offers a wonderful venue for any retreat. The tranquil and beautiful surroundings of the Stonyhurst estate offer a peaceful setting and endless opportunities for walks.
All accommodation is en-suite, with comfortable facilities and a beautifully lanscaped garden.
Arrivals are welcome on the Monday from 1pm for a 3pm start.
Departures on Friday are from 3pm.
£320 (includes single, en-suite room and full board)