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Retreats Handbook

Retreats 2019 - the annual publication of the Retreat Association

Retreats 2019 includes the following features:

  • Articles and book reviews on the theme of Welcome
  • Lead article by writer and contemplative Malcolm Guite
  • Information and programmes for over 200 Christian retreat centres in the UK and beyond
  • Details of courses, networks and associations that promote spirituality and spiritual direction
  • Retreats with a theme - including painting, walking, Christmas and Easter
  • Retreats for the beginner
  • Individually guided retreats and quiet days
  • Map pages divided into regions
  • An index to all retreat centres

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  • Published 10 December 2018
  • Online
  • By post (UK only):
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Retreats 2018

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Retreats 2019 Articles


Malcolm Guite introduces our theme with the lead article

Would someone like me be welcome here?

Kate Monkhouse considers attitudes and actions that can facilitate equal access to prayer

Companions on the road together

Rev David Standley explores what it means to walk alongside those with learning disabilities

Creating community

Debbie O’Brien reflects on what it means to give and receive hospitality in a winter shelter

Following pilgrim paths

Don Quilty reflects on the ancient tradition of welcome offered by retreat centres today

Dancing with dragonflies

Clare Shearman explores first-hand what it means to be welcomed by creation

Building a community of reconciliation

Brother Paulo describes the welcome Taizé offers to thousands of young people

Welcome awaits you

Magdalen Lawler SND and Tom McGuinness SJ describe a retreat they offer in Malta

Offering the gift of peace

Sister Maureen explores the ministry of welcome in a Franciscan community

Called to live in service

Rev Chris Swift describes the work of the MHA celebrating 75 years of hospitality

Sharing the gift of hospitality

Rev Angie Tunstall explores what it means to offer retreats from an urban home

An act of love

Amanda Kimberley describes how a retreat centre offers hospitality to all

The Retreat Association for the UK