The Rohr Retreat: Hope Against Darkness 22nd – 25th October


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For many years Holland House has hosted a residential retreat based on the books and spirituality of Fr Richard Rohr.

The Warden (Revd Ian Spencer) will be hosting the retreat along with his colleague Urs Mattmann and will include talks, discussion, meditation, worship and free time.

Using Rohrs book “Hope against Darkness: The transforming vision of St Francis in an Age of Anxiety”, and his latest book “The Wisdom Pattern”, we’ll be exploring  what Rohr see’s as the most pressing issue of our age, a  “crises of meaning … so many people have lost heart today feeling both confused and powerless – many have lost any over-arching meaning [to life]”.  Rohr turns to the life and vision of St Francis in order to articulate the problem, and then catch the vision (and practical application) of St Francis’s spirituality in order to redeem it (e.g. the pattern of “order – disorder – reorder”)

If you’re looking at the world and feeling powerless to help heal it, or just feel hopeless – this retreat will put a spring in your step once again.

Arrival from 4pm Friday,  retreat concludes at 1.00pm Monday ( 3 nights)

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