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Secular Carmelite Retreats

Deepening our Prayer Life in the Carmelite Tradition

 

OCDS SOUTHERN RETREAT, AYLESFORD PRIORY, 10-13 JULY

Following last year’s successful retreat at Aylesford Priory near
Maidstone, Kent, the OCDS National Council have booked a repeat
for 2023.

This will be the only OCDS retreat in the south of England this year. 
There will be a weekend Midlands retreat at Wistaston Hall near
Crewe on September 8-10 and a Northern Retreat at Ampleforth
Abbey, also in July.  Secular Carmelites are encouraged to make a
retreat each year, preferably in a Carmelite context.

Aylesford Priory, dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption, has a
history with the Carmelites from their first arrival in the UK in the
thirteenth century.  Lost to the Order after the Reformation, it was
epurchased by the O.Carms in 1949 and has since played an important role as a pilgrimage shrine, house of prayer, and retreat house.  Some medieval buildings have been restored and the substantial premises include five chapels, a rosary walk, a book shop, and gardens and it is a perfect location for a retreat - as Boars Hill continues to be unavailable.

The retreat will be led by Fr Matt Blake OCD and will last from the evening of Monday 10 July until after lunch on Thursday 13 July.   The theme will be The Spiritual Canticle of St John of the Cross.

Costings are as follows:
Single occupancy: £298.50 per person
Shared occupancy: £268.50 per person

PLEASE NOTE: THE DEPOSIT ONLY TO GO TO OCDS TREASURER, THE BALANCE TO BE PAID DIRECT TO AYLESFORD PRIORY


Each retreatant should pay a deposit of £20.00 to the OCDS. Please send this by cheque or by bank transfer to OCDS Treasurer Phyllis Ibbs.  


The balance of the retreat fee is to be paid direct to Aylesford Friary and can be settled on arrival.

RESERVATIONS and INQUIRIES to be made direct to Aylesford Priory:
Leanne Arnold
The Friars
Aylesford
ME20 7BX

 

Tel: 01622 717272
Email: enquiry@thefriars.org.uk
Website: http://www.thefriars.org.uk

Deposit Payment to be made to OCDS Jubilee Fund
either by cheque sent to:
Phyllis Ibbs
2 Wooliscroft Avenue
May Bank
Newcastle
Staffs
ST5 0NR

Or by bank transfer to:
OCDS Jubilee Fund
Sort Code: 30-95-41
Account number: 01358754
But – IMPORTANT -
Please give as the reference
Your surname followed by ‘Aylesford’
or if there is not space for this
Your surname followed by the letter ‘A’

OCDS WEEKEND RETREAT AT WISTASTON OBLATE AND RETREAT
CENTRE, Nr CREWE, STAFFS.
FRIDAY EVENING 8 SEPTEMBER – LUNCH 10 SEPTEMBER

 

To be led by Fr Matt Blake OCD

This comfortable and well-appointed retreat house is ideally placed
for the rail network, as Crewe is served by trains from all over the
country.  There are only 20 places available, so to be sure of a place
please book promptly.

WISTASTON COST


The cost, all single occupancy and inclusive of Friday supper and Sunday lunch, is £165.

Please pay £20 deposit to the Jubilee Fund as above, by the end of June 2023.

But – IMPORTANT -
Please give as the reference
Your surname followed by ‘Wistaston’
or if there is not space for this
Your surname followed by the letter ‘W

Reservations and enquiries:
Annette Goulden
annette@goulden.co.uk
07831 160424

Or for enquiries only:
Oblate Retreat Centre, Wistaston Hall
89 Broughton Lane, Crewe CW2 8JS
01270 568653
www.orc-crewe.org


NORTHERN OCDS RETREAT
AMPLEFORTH ABBEY, N YORKSHIRE
17-21 JULY


to be led by Fr Matt Blake OCD

Cost:
En suite:    £330

Ordinary:  £300
Deposit:   £25.00

Inquiries and bookings to:
MARY FARRELL
Email:
imaryfarrell@yahoo.co.uk
landline:
01325 789454
Mobile:
07827 649531

 

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