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  • 27 April 2019 - 28 April 2019
    Loving4Life Weekend Retreat for Couples
    Venue:Douai Abbey, Upper Woolhampton, Reading RG7 5TQ, UK

    Douai Abbey is a Roman Catholic monastery of monks of the English Benedictine Congregation, and under the patronage of Saint Edmund, King and Martyr. They were founded in Paris in 1615. Uprooted by the French Revolution they settled at Douai in Flanders, and finally returned to England in 1903, settling at Woolhampton. Douai monks still serve in parishes throughout England.
    Costs
    £125.00 per couple non-residential or
    £185.00 per couple including Saturday overnight stay (full-board)
    Includes:
    ✔ Couple Pack
    ✔ Lunch on both days
    ✔ Celebratory dinner on Saturday evening
    ✔ Refreshments throughout the two days
    ✔ Space for personal prayer, reflection, meditation, discussion and silence

    Visit the Loving4Life Website to register https://www.loving4life.co.uk/retreats

    Contact Jane Deegan jane@loving4life.net Tel: 07595 724300

  • 27 April 2019
    Retrouvaille Programme (non-residential)
    Time:2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK

    Venue:Welwyn Garden City, UK
    This post-weekend phase is as crucial, maybe more critical, to the healing of marriage problems. During the post-weekend sessions, the technique learned on the weekend is further developed and is used to explore additional areas of the marriage relationship.
    The Retrouvaille Programme
    Who is it for?
    It is for couples with marital problems including those who are considering marriage separation and those who are already separated or divorced who want help to try again.
    Some couples come to Retrouvaille during the initial signs of a marriage problem. Other couples are in a state of despair and hopelessness when they attend the programme. These latter couples often consider the Retrouvaille programme as their final option.
    To book visit http://www.retrouvaille.org.uk/nextprog.html
    To speak to someone in confidence please call:
    07887 296983 or 0797 3380443

  • 11 May 2019
    'Married Love' A Conference on Marriage Enrichment
    Time:11:30am - 3:30pm
    Venue:Vaughan House, London SW1P 1QN

    A model for Marriage Enrichment – Teams of Our Lady

    This November the GB Province of Teams of Our Lady (TOL) are celebrating the 60th Anniversary of their foundation at Westminster Cathedral.

    To mark their Jubilee Year, Marriage and Family Life Westminster have, on behalf of Bishop Nicholas Hudson, arranged a day focused on this model for marriage enrichment and growth.

    Please join us at Vaughan House on the 11 May 2019 from 11:30am to 3:30pm to learn a little more.

    The day will be hosted by Bishop Nicholas, with a key-note talk by Caroline Dollard (Bishop’s Conference) on why marriage enrichment is necessary, followed by general overview of Teams, personal witness and workshops facilitated by Piotr & Dzidzia Chodzko-Zajko (the super-regional couple).

    This is a great opportunity for all of us to learn some new insights and discover the ways in which Teams have helped married couples through mutual support, faith-sharing, spiritual accompaniment and ways to sustain and grow a healthy marriage and family life.

    To book a place please email family@rcdow.org.uk

    Agenda

    11:30 Gathering and shared lunch:

    12:00 Opening prayer, Welcome & Reflection – Roger Carr-Jones (10 minutes)

    12:10 Introduction Bishop Nicholas Hudson – personal experience and hopes for the future (20 minutes)

    12:30 Key-note speech: Caroline Dollard (40 minutes)

    13:10 Break (5 minutes)

    13:15 Piotr & Dzidzia Chodzko-Zajko (overview and personal testimonies)

    14:00 Experiencing TOL – sharing workshops

    15:00 Break (10 minutes)

    15: 10 End of day sharing

  • 8 June 2019
    MASS IN THANKSGIVING FOR MATRIMONY 2019
    Time:3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, Westminster, London SW1P, UK

    Cardinals Mass of Thanksgiving for the Sacrament of Matrimony
    Westminster Cathedral, Saturday 8 June 2019 at 3pm.

    The Cardinal will be inviting to this Mass all couples in the Diocese who are celebrating their 5th 10th 25th 30th 40th 50th and 60th (and every year over 60) wedding anniversary of Catholic Marriage in 2019.

    If you are celebrating an anniversary, please give your parish clergy the following details:
    Husband and wife names, wedding date, full postal address and email (or telephone if no email).

  • 22 June 2019 - 23 June 2019
    Loving4Life Weekend Retreat for Couples
    Time:10:30am - 11:30am
    Venue:Manor Farm House, 50 South St, Castlethorpe, Milton Keynes MK19 7EL, UK

    Manor Farm House is run as a B&B but also has a beautiful Barn which acts as the main Retreat room. 
    Janet and Stuart are happy to welcome couples into their home and to host the seminar with warm loving hospitality and home cooked food. Castlethorpe is a very pretty village in the middle of the Buckinghamshire countryside.

    £125.00 per couple non-residential or
    £185.00 per couple for inclusive Saturday overnight stay (full board). Rooms are limited so please contact Jane to check availability
    Includes:

    ✔ Couple Pack
    ✔ Lunch on both days
    ✔ Celebratory dinner on Saturday evening
    ✔ Refreshments throughout the two days
    ✔ Space for personal prayer, reflection, meditation, discussion and silence

    Visit the Loving4Life Website to register https://www.loving4life.co.uk/retreats

    Contact Jane Deegan jane@loving4life.net Tel: 07595 724300

  • 4 October 2019 - 6 October 2019
    Loving4Life Weekend Retreat for Couples
    Time:11:00am - 12:00pm
    Venue:47-49 High St, Walsingham NR22 6BZ, UK

    The Dowry House Walsingham
    (Please note, this Retreat begins on the Friday evening)

    Dowry House Retreat is situated directly opposite the Priory Gatehouse in the High Street. It was built between 1470 and 1496, and in the twelfth-century the Augustinian Priory used it as a pilgrim hostel.  

    Costs
    £130.00 per couple non-residential or
    £175.00 per couple for inclusive Friday & Saturday overnight stay (full board) non en-suite
    £185.00 per couple for inclusive Friday & Saturday overnight stay (full board) en-suite
    Includes:

    ✔ Couple Pack
    ✔ Lunch on both days
    ✔ Celebratory dinner on Saturday evening
    ✔ Refreshments throughout the two days
    ✔ Space for personal prayer, reflection, meditation, discussion and silence
    Please note: we are non-profit making organisation and if we have committed to paying the costs of the Retreat we may not be able to refund any cancellations either in full or in part

    Visit the Loving4Life Website to register https://www.loving4life.co.uk/retreats

    Contact Jane Deegan jane@loving4life.net Tel: 07595 724300

  • 16 November 2019
    Teams of Our Lady Great Britain 60 Years of Celebration
    Time:2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Venue:Westminster Cathedral, 42 Francis St, Westminster, London SW1P 1QW, UK

    60 Years Celebration of Teams of Our Lady in the UK (Equipes Notre-Dame) to be held at Westminster Cathedral for all members and their families.

    The main celebrant at Mass will be the Right Rev Peter Doyle, Bishop of Northampton and Marriage & Family life coordinator for England and Wales with Bishops Nicholas Hudson and Richard Moth concelebrating.

    Followed by a Reception.

    Further details to follow...

   Rachels Vineyard

Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreats are a beautiful opportunity for anyone who has struggled with the emotional and spiritual pain of an abortion.For more information and a complete listing of retreats, visit www.rachelsvineyard.org.uk