Holidays, Pilgrimages & Retreats

Catholic news articles on the topic of Holidays, Pilgrimages & Retreats.


Scotland: Family- friendly retreats

If the word 'retreat' conjures up a vision of tranquillity broken only by the murmur of gentle prayers the idea of a 'family retreat' may be hard to imagine!

Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer in Argyll, Scotland is well known for offering a whole variety of retreats but bringing young families together for a retreat experience has become one of its hallmarks.

Ruth Black, who manage...

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Wales: Llannerchwen

Retreat centre in the Brecon Beacons. Llannerchwen is run by the Society of the Sacred Heart, a Roman Catholic Congregation of women who are committed to a life of contemplation and active service, and who wish to create communion.

We are an international Congregation and Llannerchwen belongs to the England/Wales Province.

For more information see:

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Pilgrimage People

Pilgrimage People Charity that organises visits to the Christian communities in the Holy Land

See: http://www.pilgrimagepeople.org/

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Zimbabwe: Cottage to let in Harare suburb

Avondale, Harare. Cottage to let at end of quiet close in residential suburb, includes garage. Solar heated water, shower and toilet facilities. Good water and electricity. Beautiful grounds. Previous tenants recommend.

For more information phone Barbara. Landline: 002634-304572 Cellphone: 0772-594453. Email: barcon@mango.zw

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France: Holiday home to let in Pyrenees

View from chapel

Spacious, light, modernized house in lovely Pyrenean village for holiday rental. The house's three balconies overlook the River Aude which offers white water and other river sports. Lots of hiking and walking. Spectacular views. All amenities (boulangerie, epicerie, pharmacie, charcuterie, boucherie, cafe, restaurant within 50 metres' walk. In the middle of Cathar Country with in...

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Canada: The Hermitage

Saint Mary's Place of Solitude and Prayer is a diocesan hermitage in Newfoundland, Canada, where both men and women are welcomed to live the hermit life. Two guest hermitages are available year-round for individuals and couples who seek to listen to their hearts in solitude and reflection in this peaceful and aesthetically beautiful location. There are no community activities. The h...

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Italy: Palazzola

A beautiful 13th century ex convent owned by the Venerable English College in Rome and consequently by the dioceses of England and Wales.

The Palazzola has been recently upgraded. Available for retreats, pilgrimages, school excursions, leadership gatherings. Prices are very competition.

For more information click on: http://www.palazzola.it/

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Fowey Retreat

 New private retreat house in Fowey, Cornwall . Whether you want a special place to spend time with the family or a get-away-from-it-all time with friends, Fowey Retreat is the perfect place for your Cornish holiday. Near enough to join in with anything that is going on yet secluded, quiet and private on the edge of beautiful country and just a short walk from the glorious coastal path.  For ...

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St John Bosco Children's Summer Camps

Bookings are now being taken for next year's St John Bosco Children's Summer Camps (2018 - dates to be confirmed). They cost around £90 a week and have been described as 'non-stop fun'. For details of boys' camps (for 8-14 year olds) write to St John John Bosco centre (Boys booking secretary), 25 Walsingham Road, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 6EX. Or call: 020 8363 2633. For the girls' ca...

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Lourdes: accommodation

My husband and I run a chambres d'hotes and gite de groupe. We have the capacity to take up to 50 people on a catering or self-catering basis and are approximately 50 minutes away from Lourdes. We have a minibus and can transport at least 12 people.

Click here to visit our website: http://www.pleinairpyrenees.com/

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Special Pilgrimages

 Special Pilgrimages are a leading Christian Tour Operator, offering an unrivalled first class service with 25 years of experience. We offer tours and pilgrimages for individual travellers, and a tailor made service for groups from Great Britain and Ireland. Click here for The Special Pilgrimages website

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The Bar Convent, York

The Congregation of Jesus run a guest house for about 30 people (fairly basic but friendly, warm and safe) - which has been there since 1686 - and a conference centre, restaurant and shop (all small but well used) - also an exhibition of Christianity in the North.

Click here for the website of The Bar Convent, York: http://www.bar-convent.org.uk/

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