The Path of Life - Discovering the life you were created to live.

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Fr Kevin Hayden OSB

Many great leaders at some time in their lives have chosen to take some time apart, to give themselves a chance to reflect, to deepen their knowledge and their convictions, to discover themselves and life in a new way. For many it proved to be a defining moment in their lives, and they emerged with a new sense of purpose and conviction that guided and inspired them.

We invite you to do something similar; to come away for a while, to have a chance to relax, to reflect, to read, and also to eat, talk, and pray together with other young people. There will be space for time alone, and also for time to reflect and discuss together. Why not come and see?

We believe it is important that what we focus on is relevant to you need so before the retreat we invite you to let us know if there is anything you would particularly like to explore.

“Be who God created you to be and you will set the world on fire.” (St Catherine of Siena)

The Path of Life retreats are for anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 who want to explore their faith and the direction their life is taking.

As places are limited we ask that you make a £25.00 non-refundable deposit.

Enquiry form

Are you interested in enquiring about any other retreats?
Name of retreats(s)
Special Needs – Help us to help you. Please indicate below if you have any additional support needs as a result of an impairment, disability, medical condition or specific difficulty that we should be aware of, relevant to your stay.
Ampleforth Abbey Trust will store the details you provide on our retreat database
Your details will not be shared with any third parties.  If you wish to be removed from the database please email or call 01439 766486. Details of our privacy policy can be found on the website

Please note that although we can take bookings using this short form we are unable to process online payments.  To secure booked places we require a non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of £50.00 per person. Please call the Hospitality and Pastoral Office on 01439 766486 and we can take your payment details over the telephone or alternatively send a cheque (please wait until you have received confirmation of our availability) , payable to Ampleforth Abbey Trust with your name and retreat name on the reverse to:

The Hospitality and Pastoral Office, Ampleforth Abbey, York YO62 4EN