For those seeking a more contemplative way of praying and living. This silent Contemplative Retreat with individual guidance provides a step-by-step introduction to the Gries Path of Prayer developed by Fr Franz Jalics SJ. For those familiar with this form of contemplative prayer, the retreat offers the opportunity to refresh and to deepen it.
CONTEMPLATIVE RETREAT – Living and Praying in the Way of Franz Jalics
Tuesday 7th – 15th May 2023 (£600) includes full board (All rooms single and ensuite)
Arrivals: 7th May from 3.00pm Departures: 15th May after breakfast (by 10.00am)
or telephone Paddy on: 07815 517 152
There are many paths to contemplation. I show you just one of them. I’m conscious of the fact that God leads many people to contemplation without any external help. Frequently he uses natural circumstances. A simple life of love, some years on a sickbed, a brush with death, the leaving of one’s homeland in order to live among the poor, and other events can lead to contemplation. I also deeply respect the non-Christian ways of contemplation. And there are in the Catholic Church itself many other introductions into contemplation. I do not want to exalt my way above others. On the contrary, I am very happy that they exist and I appreciate them. I myself have walked the way I describe: should it help someone else to find his or her way I am satisfied.
Franz Jalics. Contemplative Retreat. P 6.