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In the Footsteps of the Great Saintly Priests

Clergy retreat

In the Footsteps
of the Great Saintly Priests

Monday 14th - Friday 18th October [2024]

Reflections on St John Fisher, St John Vianney and St Padre Pio

Preached by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP

“The priest is not a priest for himself; he does not give himself absolution; he does not administer the Sacraments to himself. He is not for himself, he is for you… where there is no longer any priest there is no sacrifice, and where there is no longer any sacrifice there is no religion.” (Saint John Vianney) 

The saints offer models and examplars of holiness for every walk of life: a particularly worthy focus during this Year of Prayer.

This retreat will pick out some of the great priest saints of Europe – St John Fisher, St John Vianney and St Pio of Pietrelcina – to offer a reflection on the character and ministry of the priestly life.

St John Fisher stands as a reformation-era St John the Baptist, most recognised for his objection to King Henry VIII’s divorce of Catherine of Aragon and for his subsequent refusal to acknowledge Anne Boleyn’s daughter as heir to the throne. A cameo ring depicting Aristotle, which belonged to John Fisher, is held at Stonyhurst in the Collections, having been presented to the College by relatives of Fisher in the 19th century.

St John Vianney also experienced the turmoil and upheaval of religious life brought about in his own country, by the French Revolution.Known for his tirelessness in reconciling people to God, he is rightly upheld as a model of a curator of souls.

St Pio of Pietrelcina is widely known for the gifts he received of the stigmata and of spiritual insight, and his profound piety and charity.

  • Secular and religious clergy, deacons and seminarians welcome!
  • The retreat will be preached, with two talks every day (one on Monday afternoon and one on Friday morning)
  • There will be opportunities for confession
  • Clergy are welcome to celebrate Mass individually and in whichever rite, or to concelebrate 
  • Theodore House Oratory and St Peter’s Church available for the celebration of Mass
  • Daily Holy Hour and 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. Formerly rector of St Mary’s Shrine in the Liverpool Archdiocese, he is now based in Bedford. 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.

Cost:

£375 (includes single, en-suite room and full board)

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The Priest as Spouse and Bridegroom

Clergy retreat

Priest: Spouse and Bridegroom

Monday 8th - Friday 12th April [2024]

A reflection on the priesthood as manifestation of Christ's spousal love for the Church

Preached by Fr Anthony Doe of the Diocese of Westminister

“The priest is called to be the living image of Jesus Christ, the Spouse of the Church… to live out Christ’s spousal love towards the Church, his Bride.” (Saint John Paul II, Pastores Dabo Vobis 22) 

The retreat will focus on the priest’s identification with Christ as the bridegroom of His bride, the Church. It will consider the priesthood in its spousal character, beginning with the priest’s configuration to Christ and his participation in Christ’s love for his Church through pastoral charity. Priestly celibacy will then be considered as the expression of a man’s self-gift in the priesthood, as founded on an intimate friendship with Christ.

  • Secular and religious clergy, deacons and seminarians welcome!
  • The retreat will be preached, with opportunities for confession.
  • Clergy are welcome to celebrate Mass individually at their own time or to concelebrate, using both Theodore House Oratory and St Peter’s Church.
  • Daily Holy Hour and Compline.

Fr Anthony Doe is a priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster, ordained in 1981. He is a qualified psychotherapist, with multiple post graduate degrees. He exercises his priestly ministry as a therapist and spiritual director, and is an experienced retreat director. Fr Doe has served as the Spiritual Director of the Venerable English College in Rome and is currently Spiritual Director at Allen Hall Seminary in London.

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.

Cost:

£360 (includes single, en-suite room and full board)

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Renewing a Priestly Spirituality

Renewing a Priestly Spirituality
[silent clergy retreat]

Monday 18th - Friday 22nd September [2023]

A retreat focusing on key themes for a healthy, priestly spirituality

The retreat will be preached by the Canons of the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest

The retreat will offer a series of talks addressing the following themes, with the intention of nourishing some of the fundamentals of priestly life and spirituality:

  • The Sacred Heart as model for Priests
  • The Priesthood of Our Lord and the priesthood of the ordained minister
  • The Prayer of the Priest
  • The Priest and his Guardian Angel
  • The role of Priestly Silence
  • Priesthood and Friendship
  • Our Lady as Mother of Priests
  • Secular and religious clergy, deacons and seminarians welcome!
  • The retreat will be preached, with opportunities for confession.
  • Clergy are welcome to celebrate Mass individually at their own time, or to concelebrate, using both Theodore House Oratory and St Peter’s Church.
  • Daily Holy Hour and Compline.

Several of the Canons of the ICKSP will contribute different talks on the above themes as part of this retreat.

Canon Vianney Poucin de Wouilt will be the principal preacher and will be present throughout the retreat. He currently serves at the Church of Ss. Peter and Paul and St Philomena in New Brighton, before which he was based at the Shrine Church of St Walburge’s, Preston.

Canon Amaury Montjean, Canon Gwenael Cristofoli and Canon Michael Weiner will also contribute talks to the retreat over the five days.

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.

Cost:

£360 (includes single, en-suite room and full board)

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Priesthood: Ever Ancient, Ever New

Priesthood:
Ever Ancient, Ever New
[silent clergy retreat]

Monday 17th - Friday 21st April [2023]

A retreat for secular and religious clergy reflecting on the nature of Christ's priesthood, as shared by the priest.

The retreat will be preached by Mgr John Armitage, of the Diocese of Brentwood.

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

Mgr John Armitage is a priest of Brentwood Diocese. He is currently parish priest of Canning Town, having returned to his East End roots after serving as Rector of the National Shrine of Walsingham for five years.

 

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.

Cost:

£360 (includes single, en-suite room and full board)

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Pastoral Practice Today [clergy webinars]

Pastoral Practice Today
[clergy webinars]

Thursdays @4pm GMT

Pastoral Practice Today is a series of webinars aimed at clergy. The series offers input on different themes relevant to today’s ministry in the Catholic Church and beyond, aiming to offer clergy professional, ongoing support for their ministry.

Webinars take place at 4pm GMT on the advertised Thursdays. Please register at the bottom of this page.

Legislation and Liturgy: Church- State relationships in the light of the pandemic
Thursday 18th March

Bishop John Keenan, of Paisley Diocese, Scotland, will offer an introduction to this webinar.

Lawyers from Alliance Defending Freedom International will then examine the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the government’s relationship with the Church. In particular, the issue of corporate worship and the administration of the sacraments stands at the heart of debate over religious rights and the government’s mandate to protect public health.

ADFI is a faith-based legal advocacy organization that protects fundamental freedoms and promotes the inherent dignity of all people.  ADFI has considerable international experience of religious and civil liberties legislation, and has assisted with several legal proceedings related to the current pandemic.

Post-Abortion Healing
Thursday 15th April

Rachel’s Vineyard has been offering a ministry of healing and support since 1994 to
those suffering from the trauma of abortion.

The presentation will include how to recognise symptoms of Post Abortion Syndrome, testimonies from those who have been through the trauma of abortion and found God’s mercy and healing
though Rachel’s Vineyard, plus input from a priest who is a chaplain to one of the teams in the UK.

A Crisis of Identity and Sexual Difference
Thursday 22nd July

The notion of identity is, today, one that is increasingly liquid and ultimately considered to be uncertain. This presentation will examine the roots of this crisis of identity. It will then consider the area of human sexuality (in terms of sexual and gender identity) as a particular expression of our identity and therefore in its relation to this crisis.

Rev. Dr. Alberto Frigero is a priest of the Diocese of Milan and Assistant Professor of Ethics of Life at the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences in Milan and lecturer of Religion at the Professional Training Center “In-Presa” in Carate Brianza, Italy. He graduated in Medicine and Surgery and obtained a Master in Integrative Neuroscience at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He obtained his Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology at the Pontifical Theological John Paul II Institute in Rome and Washington.

***Admission is free. We kindly request a donation to support the costs of our activities.***


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Renewal in Christ [clergy lenten recollection]

Renewal in Christ:
Anointing with the Spirit
[clergy lenten recollection]

18 March, 10am - 4pm
2020

A day's Lenten recollection for clergy with Fr Gabriel Kyte, C.F.R.

The day will invite priests to enter more deeply into the Lenten “desert”, seeking a greater docility of heart to the guidance of the Spirit.

Reflections on Jesus’ Baptism, His anointing with the Spirit and His time in the desert,

The day will include: two talks, a Holy Hour with opportunity for confession, guided meditation and a buffet lunch.

Clergy are welcome to arrive earlier or depart later if they would like to spend more time at Theodore House.

Clergy are welcome to use the Theodore House Oratory to celebrate Mass.

For more information about the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Bradford, please click here.

See more about Theodore House here.

Timings:

Arrivals with coffee and tea from 10:00am.

10:30am – first talk

11:30am – Adoration and Confessions

12:45pm – lunch

1:45pm – second talk

3pm – guided meditation

Departures from 4:00pm.

Cost:

£17 (includes buffet lunch)

Add B&B for £35 per night.

 

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The Occult & Deliverance Ministry [clergy conference]

The Occult & Deliverance Ministry
[clergy conference]

Wednesday 11th March, 10am - 5pm [2020]

A day of formation in the rites, practice and spirituality of deliverance ministry.

Led by two experienced exorcists, Fr Peter Morgan and Canon Gwenael Cristofoli

The conference will offer pastoral support and training for identifying and dealing with demonic influence. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the occult and its effects, on the rites and pastoral practice of minor exorcism, and on priestly self-care.

The conference will include four talks:

  • The Occult in Today’s Society
  • The Rites of Minor Exorcism
  • Practical Suggestions for Deliverance Ministry
  • Priestly Spirituality for Deliverance Ministry

The conference is open to seminarians, deacons, religious and priests.

Cost:

Day conference only (includes lunch): £35

Day conference and overnight B&B accommodation: £65

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Praying from the Heart [clergy advent recollection]

Praying from the Heart:
A Journey into Greater Freedom
[clergy advent recollection]

5 December, 10:30am - 3:30pm
2019

A day's Advent recollection for clergy with Fr Gabriel Kyte, C.F.R.

The day will focus on offering one’s heart to the love of the Heart of Christ, in preparation for the coming of the Lord at Christmas.

The day will include: two talks, a Holy Hour with opportunity for confession, guided meditation and a buffet lunch.

Arrivals with coffee and tea from 10:30am.

Departures from 3:30pm.

Clergy are welcome to arrive earlier or depart later if they would like to spend more time at Theodore House.

For more information about the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, Bradford, please click here.

See more about Theodore House here.

Cost:

£17 (includes buffet lunch)

Add B&B for £35 per night.

 

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Secundum Cor tuum [clergy retreat]

"Secundum Cor tuum"
[silent clergy retreat]

Monday 7 - Friday 11 October [2019]

A five-day, silent retreat for secular and religious clergy,
focussing on the configuration of the priestly heart after the Heart of Jesus.

The retreat will be preached by the Canons of the Institute of Christ, King and Sovereign Priest.

Secular and religious clergy, deacons and seminarians welcome!

The retreat will be preached, with opportunity for individual spiritual direction.

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.

Guided tour of the Stonyhurst College Historic Libraries and Old Chapel Museum: see more about the College’s Collections here.

All accommodation is en-suite and full board is included.

Ideal surroundings for a retreat: peaceful and beautiful!

Arrivals for 2pm; departures from 2pm.

See more about Theodore House here.

See more about the ICKSP here.

Cost:

£320 (includes single, en-suite room and full board)

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Mary, Mother of Priests [clergy retreat]

Mary, Mother of Priests
[silent clergy retreat]

Monday 13th - Friday 17th September [2021]

A retreat for secular and religious clergy, on the role of Mary for the priest and on the fostering of a Marian devotion.

The retreat will be preached by the Canons of the Institute of Christ, King and Sovereign Priest.

Secular and religious clergy, deacons and seminarians welcome!

The retreat will be preached, with opportunity for individual spiritual direction and confessions.

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.

Guided tour of the Stonyhurst College Historic Libraries and Old Chapel Museum: see more about the College’s Collections here [to be confirmed].

All accommodation is en-suite and full board is included.

Ideal surroundings for a retreat: peaceful and beautiful!

Arrivals for 2pm; departures from 2pm.

See more about Theodore House here.

See more about the ICKSP here.

Cost:

£320 (includes single, en-suite room and full board)

Precautions against Covid-19 are implemented at Theodore House as advised by the Government.

In case of cancellation or postponment resulting from Covid-19, deposits and payments will be refunded or carried over.

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