The Christian Heritage Centre

Priests in (post-?)Covid Britain
[silent clergy retreat]

Monday 3rd - Friday 7th October [2022]

A retreat for secular and religious clergy, reflecting on the lessons of Covid and on how a bounce-back might be effected.

The retreat will be preached by Fr de Malleray, of the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter.

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.

  • Secular and religious clergy, deacons and seminarians welcome!
  • The retreat will be preached, with two conferences per day.
  • Clergy are welcome to celebrate Mass individually at their own time, in Theodore House Oratory or St Peter’s Church.
  • Daily Holy Hour and Latin Compline.

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.

For more information about Theodore House, please click here.

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)

Please register below (deposit payment required):