Fri 22nd – Sun 24th November 2019

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbour as yourself.” Lk 10:27

Why is it so difficult to love the people closest to us? To bring our real thoughts and feelings to God in prayer? To be honest in relationships? To enter into intimacy with God and with others? These are some of the questions we will look at as we end the liturgical year and prepare for Advent.

As one of two weekends looking at the journey into a mystical life of union with God, to which all of us are called, we will wait on God to reveal himself to us and reveal us to ourselves through others. Prayer is the route to purification of the ego, of the innate will to control the world, to control people in order to serve our own ends. And yet our relationships are the privileged field in which beginners in the spiritual life must learn to turn our innate selfishness into the selflessness of the Crucified. “Nothing so reduces the ego as the realities of living with others and not demanding that they change so as to suit ourselves.’ (Burrows in ‘Ascent to Love’ 40)

In addition to the basic cost of board and lodging an extra minimum donation of £10 per day (£20 for the weekend) is invited as a contribution to the work of the COLW Sisters who will be leading the retreat.

Venue: Dowry House, 47-49 High St, Walsingham, Norfolk NR22 6BZ

Tel: 01328 801018; Email: dowryhouse@walsingham.org.uk