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Friday, 18 October 2013
Called by Name Young Adults Retreat
Adults Retreat (18-35)
– 27th October 2013 @ Worth Abbey, Benedictine Monastery
Every human person has a unique
vocation. God is calling you by name!
The Called By Name retreat offers an opportunity for you to tune-in more deeply
to the call of Christ in your life, to discern His will for you, discover
deeper meaning and direction in your life, and to grow in the trust and freedom
to respond generously to the Gospel.
The weekend will include talks from a range of
speakers from different walks of life, spiritual accompaniment, and space for
prayer and reflection. The programme will follow the monastic rhythm of prayer,
participating in the liturgy of the Benedictine monastic community at Worth.
Participants will be able to benefit from the sanctuary of Worth Abbey: it's
Church and beautiful grounds, and the atmosphere of peace and prayer.
The retreat is not aimed only at those
discerning a possible call to religious life/priesthood, but to every young
person seeking to know and live the call of Christ. Together we will explore
the personal vocation (who you are!), the work/mission/task of your vocation
(what you do!), different states of life (marriage, religious life, priesthood,
etc), as well as tools for discernment (how to hear and respond to Christ’s
– Prayer/Reflection – The Divine Office & Mass – Spiritual Direction
Our speakers include the Missionaries of Charity, Br
Nick Crowe OP – Dominican student brother from Oxford, Sr Cathy Jones –
Assumption Sister working for the National Office of Vocation, and Phil Carroll
– Seminarian at Wonersh.
Cost: £65 for students/the unwaged, and £95 for
the waged. (Subsidies are available so please let us know if cost is a barrier
for you; we do not want cost to prevent anyone from attending!)