Young team of prayer guides launch retreat in daily life programmes

Newman House prayer guides

Newman House prayer guides

Source: Jesuits in Britain

The Jesuits in Britain spirituality outreach team is getting down to its busiest time of year with programmes of retreats in daily life in university chaplaincies as well as with youth workers, school chaplains and parishes.

Last week saw the Newman House (Catholic chaplaincy) Retreat in Daily Life for students from London Universities, led by a team of prayer guides which included FCJ sisters, a Jesuit scholastic and trained lay people.

"We had around 50 students participating, and (possibly) the world's youngest team of prayer guides! (pictured). The whole week was hugely fruitful and there was a palpable feel to the air in the Catholic chaplaincy during the week as the whole community, whether participating in the retreat or not, prayed through it," commented retreat director Iona Reid-Dalgleish.

The following week saw the team in Durham where the retreat was opened to members of the wider community. "It was a wonderfully ecumenical, and inter-generational retreat with parishioners, university students and local residents of Durham encouraged by people who had participated and enjoyed it last year. The feedback was universally positive, with a real buzz around the chaplaincy of St Cuthbert's Church where we were based," commented Iona.

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