Five Day Traditional Retreat for Men in Donegal

From the Ards Friary Retreat Programme:

Sun 15th – Fri 20th July

Five Day Silent and Guided Retreat for Men

Guided by the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint Joseph.

These five-day retreats are a shortened form of the full Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. The Exercises are a synthetic and practical presentation of the central truths of the Catholic faith—God, the meaning of life, the eternal destiny of mankind, the life of Jesus Christ, Saviour of the human race—in the form of meditations, examination of conscience and prayers, to find peace of heart, rid oneself of worldly attachments and discover the will of God for the salvation of the soul. On the purely practical level, the day consists of 4 or 5 talks given by one or other of the two priests who are guiding the retreat. After each talk there is time for private prayer, and then free time to converse with the priests. There is of course daily Mass and Rosary, as well as opportunity for Confession.

Daily Mass is generally offered according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Priest, retreatants, celebrate Mass privately according to the form of their choice.

Commences: 5:30pm
Concludes: 5:30pm
Cost: €285

Contact: Monks of St Joseph Abbey – Fax 00 333 80 96 25 29 or email spiritualexercises@clairval.com

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Posted on April 25, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thanks for pointing this out Shane. This might not be the place for me to ask, but I’ll do it anyway.

    I was on retreat in Ards about three years ago and I didn’t notice any Latin Mass taking place. Is it the monks who are leading the retreat?

    I’m confused by this statement:
    “Daily Mass is generally offered according to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite. Priest, retreatants, celebrate Mass privately according to the form of their choice.”

    Does this mean daily Mass in Latin is celebrated there now but the retreat will be the new Mass?

    • Naomh Adamnan, the monks from Flavigny (who normally use the TLM anyway) will be leading the retreat. I don’t think Ards offers Masses in Latin ordinarily but I’m open to correction on that.

  2. Pity that the superiors of these disobedient priests of the ACP would not send a couple of dozen of them on this retreat to remind them of just what it means to be a Catholic Priest and what their primary duty ought to be.Sheperds of their flock.

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