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Ammerdown Park, Radstock,
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Individually Guided Retreat

Once a year Ammerdown offers an Individually Guided Retreat under the direction of an experienced spiritual director. It is a week dedicated to prayer, reflection and reading, together with relaxation and rest in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Ammerdown. The emphasis is on flexibility, meaning that special effort is made to tailor the retreat to the style, spirituality, needs and wishes of each retreatant. For example, there will be no set rule regarding whether or when to keep silence: this will be down to the preference of the individual, and appropriate arrangements will be made to make sure each person’s wish is respected.

Many past retreatants have commented that they have felt profoundly blessed by these retreats, and have shared tales of deeper self-knowledge, spiritual growth and more acute awareness of the way God is at work within them.

Sr Germaine O’Neill will accompany the retreatants again this year. She is a Loreto Sister who spent 37 years as a missionary in Kenya. Since coming back to the UK in 2000, she has been involved in retreat work, spiritual guidance and individual counselling. She has already led several IGRs at Ammerdown and has been showered with praise by those who have benefited from her input: “Enabling and flexible guidance from a lovely lady whose own life of prayer emanates the love of God”; “A loving heart, a listening ear and insightful direction”; “She was perfect, and perfection cannot be improved!”.

Led by: Sr Germaine O'Neill

Please arrive by 6pm on Saturday. Retreat finishes with breakfast on the following Saturday.

Once a year Ammerdown offers an Individually Guided Retreat under the direction of an experienced spiritual director. It is a week dedicated to prayer, reflection and reading, together with relaxation and rest in the beautiful and tranquil setting of Ammerdown. The emphasis is on flexibility, meaning that special effort is made to tailor the retreat to the style, spirituality, needs and wishes of each retreatant. For example, there will be no set rule regarding whether or when to keep silence: this will be down to the preference of the individual, and appropriate arrangements will be made to make sure each person’s wish is respected.

Many past retreatants have commented that they have felt profoundly blessed by these retreats, and have shared tales of deeper self-knowledge, spiritual growth and more acute awareness of the way God is at work within them.

Sr Germaine O’Neill will accompany the retreatants again this year. She is a Loreto Sister who spent 37 years as a missionary in Kenya. Since coming back to the UK in 2000, she has been involved in retreat work, spiritual guidance and individual counselling. She has already led several IGRs at Ammerdown and has been showered with praise by those who have benefited from her input: “Enabling and flexible guidance from a lovely lady whose own life of prayer emanates the love of God”; “A loving heart, a listening ear and insightful direction”; “She was perfect, and perfection cannot be improved!”.

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.