A small band of very Merrie Men brought life and joy to the English countryside. The Rosary was prayed loudly, hymns sung gustily and the enjoyment of whisky debated widely.
We stopped at the old abbey grounds for Benediction - the site of the 11th Century Anglo-Saxon Shrine of the Holy House of Nazareth..
And so to the afternoon and evening - a rousing talk from Ferdi McDermott on educating the young Catholic men of the future. Then to the pub for beers and discussion. What a day!
10.00 - Arrival
10.30 - Mass
11.15 - Refreshments
11.30 - Talk
12.45 - Lunch
13.45 - Talk
15.00 - Break
15.30 - Holy Hour (with opportunity for Confession)
16.30 - Personal quiet time/reflection/free time
18.00 - Dinner
19.30 - Cana event
The annual National Catholic Men's Pilgrimage and Men's Retreat
at the Catholic National Shrine in Walsingham.
(coinciding this year with Divine Mercy Sunday)
Morning prayer for those staying over from Saturday, tbc
10.00 - Gather at the Shrine for a talk (and arrivals, for those coming on Sunday).
11.00 - Personal time at the Shrine
12.00 - Mass
13.00 - Packed lunch
14.00 - Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and procession along Holy Mile to Little Walsingham
15.30 - Abbey ruins in Little Walsingham; Benediction
16.30 - Refreshments
All timings tbc
Please direct enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the team will take care of bookings and payments.
There are 15 beds available, in 5 twin and 5 single rooms. As there are limited rooms, it would be helpful if people could buddy up with somebody to share with in a twin room.
Retreat day, incl. lunch and evening meal: £38
Standard room: £35 B&B for 1 night
Ensuite: £49.50 B&B for 1 night
Packed lunch for Sunday, if required: £6
Feel free to book your own private accommodation!
Please register here for free, so we have an idea of numbers (even if you are planning to attend the retreat day).
As this is a pilgrimage for men, we do ask that any family members in attendance at the talk, procession, Benediction and final refreshments are fathers, sons, grandfathers, brothers etc!
Bring a packed lunch,
or food can be purchased at the Shrine
Refreshments at the end of the day: £1.40
(payment can be made on the day)
Contact email@example.com if you have any questions.