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.
Contact: Monks of St Joseph Abbey – Fax 00 333 80 96 25 29 or email firstname.lastname@example.org