1st July, 2022

Home Retreats in July

Holy Chapel Ampleforth Abbey

Our popular Home Retreats series continues in June with a new programme of reflections from the monastic community at Ampleforth.

Covering a range of interesting and poignant topics, these short sessions are available for you to enjoy online from the comfort of your own home.

Join us on YouTube at 11am each Saturday to watch live, or on playback at a time that suits you.


'A matter of life and death. The Paschal Mystery day by day' by Fr Chad

Saturday 2nd July

Biologically we live and then we die. Spiritually we die in order to live. In our baptism we entered into the paschal mystery of sharing in the death of Jesus in order to share in his life. What does that mean now in our actual daily experience?


'Laudato Si Chapter 2, The Gospel of Creation' by Fr Christopher

Saturday 30th July

As Pope Francis says in the introduction to the chapter “Why should this document, addressed to all people of good will, include a chapter dealing with the convictions of believers? I am well aware that in the areas of politics and philosophy there are those who firmly reject the idea of a Creator, or consider it irrelevant, and consequently dismiss as irrational the rich contribution which religions can make towards an integral ecology and the full development of humanity. Others view religions simply as a subculture to be tolerated. Nonetheless, science and religion, with their distinctive approaches to understanding reality, can enter into an intense dialogue fruitful for both.”