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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Special retreat rates for young adults and gardeners
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St Beuno's
St Beuno's, the Jesuit Spirituality Centre in North Wales, is offering reduced rates for young adults over the summer - and is inviting keen gardeners to get involved too. The special offers are available for people between 18 and 30 and students who are not in paid employment, with retreats available between June 12 and 21 and June 29-July 6 for as little as £35.

"This is a standard Individually Guided, silent retreat in the Ignatian style," explains Director, Fr David Birchall SJ. "We are offering these two retreats for students and young people aged 18 to 30, for a deposit of just £35 and then whatever offering they can afford on top of this. If they can't afford any more, then OK, that will be sufficient. The idea is that those who need a retreat but who can't afford our usual rates will be able to come along. All guidance and full board is included."

The Gardening Retreats are also available at the £35 special rate for those who feel the need to get away and do a retreat, but find the finances difficult. Participants will be expected to work in the grounds for up to five hours a day, with bed and board and retreat guidance included.

"Obviously, this is only available to those who are fit enough to do basic manual gardening work, and who don't mind getting their hands dirty and working with shovel and clippers," says Fr Birchall. "Gardening itself is a great way to clear the mind of studies and worries and often can be a help to the retreat. We do ask for a deposit of £35 to encourage commitment."

This offer is available for a maximum of an eight-day retreat, and is not suited to doing the full Spiritual Exercises as this retreat is too demanding in time for prayer and reflection.
There are only limited places available, so if you are interested, contact the Director:
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