St Beuno's Jesuit Spirituality Centre

Martin Scorsese directs Andrew Garfield on the set of 'Silence': Kerry Brown/Paramount Pictures
Actor Andrew Garfield has been speaking about his experience of undertaking a seven-day silent retreat at St Beuno’s spirituality and retreat centre in North Wales, in preparation for his role in the Martin Scorsese film Silence, which is due to be released in the UK in the New Year. Scorsese has been passionate about making the film since he read Shūsaku Endō’s novel of the same name back in 1989; and it is due to receive its premiere in the Vatican within the next few weeks.The...
The interns pictured with their chaplain  Frank Turner SJ
The Catholic Parliamentary and Public Affairs internship scheme has got underway for its fourteenth year.  Nine interns had a week of formation led by Fr Frank Turner SJ and Fr Paul Nicholson SJ at St Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales. The scheme, which is run by the Bishops’ Conference for England and Wales, provides recently graduated Catholics with an intensive experience of political and social action in a spiritual context. This year placements include...
Loyola hall
The Jesuits in Britain have this week put the former retreat house Loyola Hall on the market.The Grade II listed country house in Rainhill, South of St Helens, was built by businessman Bartholomew Bretherton in 1824.  The house and  17.2 acres of grounds were sold to the Jesuits in 1923 and  used as an Ignatian retreat centre until 2014.  The decision to close Loyola Hall was taken in the light of the reduced number of Jesuits available to operate large institutions. ...
Week of guided prayer group, Urmston  Credit: Simon Bishop
Fr David, our parish priest accosted us when we were leaving mass saying “I need your help”! He asked my wife, Deirdre, and I to be part of a group of twelve attending the Ignatian Week of Guided Prayer because he felt it would be beneficial to us. We said “yes” immediately, not knowing what the week would truly involve apart from the introductory Sunday session for one hour and giving one hour each day to the retreat, half an hour of prayer and half an hour with a...
The Nativity created for Bangor Cathedral by Fr Rory Geoghegan SJ
A new sculpture – the Nativity – by Jesuit artist Fr Gregory (Rory) Geoghegan SJ has been commissioned by Bangor Cathedral. Having recently put the finishing touches to the plaster of Paris representation of Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus, a representative from Bangor has visited Fr Geoghegan’s workshop in St Asaph’s, North Wales, to see the sculpture, which is due to be transported to the Cathedral in the next few days.Creating the sculpture has taken six months from the original concept to...
St Beunos
Spirituality Team MemberSt Beuno’s Jesuit Spirituality Centre is a large residential retreat house with a team offering a full programme of retreats and courses, especially the Spiritual Exercises, individually guided retreats, courses and training.We seek a new team member to help deliver our programme of retreats and training starting in May 2016 or as soon thereafter as possible. The role will involve directing on the Ignatian Individually Guided Retreats, training and duties involved with...

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