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Mosschops30 Fri 13-May-05 20:37:27

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morningpaper Sun 15-May-05 19:58:41

Hey Mooschops, I saw this prog and thought it was GREAT.

There are some retreats like this - I've been on them. They are as religious or as non-religious as you want them to be. I really got a lot out of it. There are some run by Jesuits in the UK - up near Liverpool. I'll root out their homepage for you.

morningpaper Sun 15-May-05 19:59:38

Loyola Hall

Mosschops30 Sun 15-May-05 21:53:16

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unicorn Sun 15-May-05 21:57:52

I did retreats at 6th form and got a lot out of them.

Very tempted to take off for a weekend again sometime...

Is there an age limit tho.. MP seems to suggest 35???

morningpaper Sun 15-May-05 22:02:16

I had THE BEST weekend, I found it very profound and also very relaxing.

There was no age limit at Loyola Hall although they do 'set' retreats with workshops etc. which are for young people. I just went as an individual.

Does Buckfast Abbey do silent retreats? I might look into that...

unicorn Sun 15-May-05 22:08:32

MP, what sort of cost is it?

If not too personal a question, what 'baggage' would you say you took in, and what did it help you with (IYSWIM)

Mosschops30 Sun 15-May-05 22:49:32

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morningpaper Mon 16-May-05 08:33:20

Unicorn: At the time I was feeling very confused about my beliefs in God (quite specific and religious I know!). A priest there was my personal guide for the weekend and we met once or twice a day, as I wanted to, and discussed my feelings about this issues, and he suggested exercises and meditations to help me think things through. I found it very useful to have some special time to think about these things.

I don't think it would have made any difference if I wanted to discuss non-religious things with him, or whether there was nothing in particular I wanted, apart from to chill out for a bit.

Moss: Email Loyola and ask whether you can do an individual guided retreat over a weekend or a couple of days.

I think it cost me about £30 a night, including food, although it might have gone up since then.

noddyholder Mon 16-May-05 08:43:39

love that programme also would love to go but I'm 40 surely there can't be an age limit on spirituality!!!

purpleturtle Mon 16-May-05 09:01:03

that looks to me like they do something specifically for the 17-35 age range, not exclusively so. Maybe most places like this aren't particularly 'young adult' friendly and they've spotted a niche.

Mosschops30 Mon 16-May-05 17:24:09

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morningpaper Wed 25-May-05 13:19:25

Anyone see the last one of these last night? Wasn't it great telly?

milward Wed 25-May-05 19:58:14

very profound moment when the monk and the man with blond hair were sittingy in silence. Fantastic programme. So good to see men talking about their emotions.

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