Pope Francis and Laudato Si'
A ZOOM Retreat - REPEAT!

YOUR parish and YOUR planet! Join us!

(led from Boarbank Hall, Cumbria)

Building on a very successful and lively first (and second and third, and now fourth!) experience. If you missed out on these occasions, please consider joining us for the next one which should be around September...

We have now held 4 of these retreats, with a combined number of attendees nearing 200 people. If this topic interests you, or you have been thinking about starting something in your own parish/area, please contact Sr Margaret to register your interest, and make sure that you know about the next event.

If you know anyone who may be interested, please do tell them.

Sessions will be on Friday evening, Saturday morning and evening, Sunday afternoon and evening and Monday evening (leaving people free during the day on Monday).

Allow yourself to be energised by the enthusiasm of our speakers!

The ecological crisis...

Pope Francis writes, "the ecological crisis is a summons to profound interior conversion, to renew our relationships with God, one another, and the created world".

Led by Sr Margaret Atkins of Boarbank Hall who is working hard to make Boarbank a greener place, in lots of different ways.

Immerse yourself in the Boarbank spirit! CLICK HERE...

WHY? Faith is the place to start.

WHAT? Understanding is the place to start.

HOW? Sharing experience is the place to start.

WHEN? Now is the place to start.

WHERE? Your parish is the place to start.

WHO? Are YOU the place to start?

What will happen?

A long weekend of talks and discussions on zoom, and practical activities, on living the message of Laudato Si’ in and through your parish.

Who is it for?

Any interested parishioner is most welcome to join us. The weekend is aimed especially at people with parish responsibilities or who are part of or want to start a relevant parish group.

Timed sessions will be on Friday evening, Saturday morning and evening, Sunday afternoon and evening and Monday evening (leaving people free during the day on Monday).

Speakers include:

Trish Sandbach, who worked in Oxfam Education for many years and led to St Benedict’s, Garforth, in the Leeds diocese, winning a Livesimply award. She is also an assessor for the LiveSimply award 

John Paul de Quay, a founder member of the Ecological Conversion Group and Journey to 2030

Sr Margaret Atkins, an Augustinian Canoness at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria, a teacher of philosophy and theology, with a lifelong interest in the natural world, and author of Catholics and Our Common Home: Caring for the Planet in a Time of Crisis (CTS).

A panel discussion for sharing advice on practical projects.

Cost - voluntary donations gratefully accepted, but there will be no fee for the weekend.

To apply, simply email Sr Margaret Atkins