8-Day Budget Individually Guided Retreat
PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to people who have not been to St Beuno's previously, young people under 35 and people who are unwaged or on a low income. Any other applications will be held in a "pool" until one month before the event.
As well as offering retreats, St Beuno's trains people in spiritual accompaniment and Spiritual Direction. Our 'Budget Retreats' will be directed by those training here. They all have prior pastoral experience in order to be accepted on the training course and have bee trained by the St Beuno's team prior to the retreat. During the retreat their work is supervised by an experienced spiritual director.
An individually guided retreat offers you the time and opportunity to pay attention to God and to be more aware of God’s work in your life. It also gives the space to pray and to reflect on your life, to consider the decisions you have to make, and the priorities you want to set. Each retreatant has their own retreat guide or ‘spiritual director’ with whom you meet each day, and who will help you to focus, reflect and discern. The retreats at St Beuno’s are based on the Spiritual Exercises and the Ignatian tradition. The beautiful, rural setting of St Beuno’s provides a still and sacred place that is conducive to prayer.
These retreats are held in silence. There is celebration of the Eucharist and half-an-hour of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for communal silent prayer period available each day. The retreat begins at 6.30pm, (bedrooms are available from 4pm). Please try to arrive between 4pm and 5pm to have time to settle in. The retreat finishes after breakfast on the last day.