LCSB 'Finding Time for Silence' retreat: 13-15th May 2022 (in person event)

LCSB 'Finding Time for Silence' retreat: 13-15th May 2022 (in person event)

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Ampleforth Abbey

East Lane

York

YO62 4EY

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A retreat weekend on Benedictine spirituality, at Ampleforth Abbey, with sessions led by Fr Kevin Hayden OSB.

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LCSB 'Finding Time for Silence' retreat: Ampleforth Abbey: 13th-15th May 2022

Spend time exploring the ways in which silence forms our lives and spiritual journeys as individuals, and as communities, in the context of a balanced life.

"All guests who present themselves are to be welcomed as Christ, for He Himself will say: I was a stranger and you welcomed me." (Matt 25:35) Rule of St Benedict, Chapter 53.

All are most welcome to attend this retreat, including those who are interested in exploring Benedictine spirituality for the first time, as well as those who are more familiar with this way of life. Members of the Lay Community of St Benedict will be present on the retreat to add their welcome to that already being offered by the Monastic Community of Ampleforth Abbey.

The first thing to say is that this is not a fully silent retreat. The retreat will explore the ways in which silence forms our lives and spiritual journeys as individuals, and as communities; and will offer space and time for some periods of silence, prayer and reflection, in the context of a shared community life. However, we have all been through a couple of difficult years and we decided to include time for socialising, sharing food, refreshments, and relaxation. In other words, ‘Finding time for Silence’ is explored in the context of a ‘Balanced Life’.

The retreat will be led by Fr Kevin Hayden OSB, including two sessions on the Saturday and one on Sunday.

During our stay, there will be an opportunity for quiet time in the church, crypt and grounds, and to join with the monastic community in the Daily Office.

We very much hope that you will find in this retreat a sense of home, community, and peace, though exploring the ways of silence in the context of Benedictine community life.

Richard and Christine Watts

Organisers of the retreat (Members of the Lay Community of St Benedict)

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The weekend is open to people of any background who share an interest in learning more about Benedictine spirituality.

If you need any more information, or can’t book via Eventbrite for any reason, please email Emily: laybenedictines.bookings@gmail.com

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Places are limited, due to Covid precautions, so book early! Please pay the deposit when booking. We will then ask you to pay the remainder before the event.

Covid 19: we ask all attendees, whether residential or day guests, to help us to protect each other and reduce risk of infection from Covid 19.If you are able to test that you do not currently have Covid 19 before travelling, please do, and do not attend if you have symptoms of Covid 19 or have had a positive test. However, we realise that testing before travel is no longer a requirement and may not be possible, so we would encourage those who feel comfortable doing so, to wear a face-covering when moving around indoors, and in the church. Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitiser will also help us protect each other. During the event, we will be keeping doors and windows open to maximise airflow, please dress for gatherings with this mind, and bring warm layers with you.

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