About the event
During the weekend of the 20-22 October 2017, Young Catholic Adults will be running a retreat at Douai Abbey, it will be led by Fr. Lawrence Lew O.P., and Canon Poucin ICKSP. The weekend will be full-board. YCA will be running the weekend with the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge of Cambridge who will be holding Gregorian Chant workshops.
There will also be a Marian Procession, Rosaries, Sung Masses, Confession and socials. All Masses will be celebrated in the Extraordinary form.
Douai Abbey, situated on high ground in the Berkshire countryside overlooking the beautiful Kennet valley towards the distant Hampshire downs, is within easy reach of London. It provides an ideal setting for quiet reflection, retreats and for conferences.
Hospitality has been a special concern of monasteries from the earliest times. St Benedict teaches in the Rule “All guests are to be welcomed as Christ”. All rooms are fully en-suite offering accommodation for guests in the Bl Hugh Faringdon , St Alban Roe and the St Benet Biscop buildings.
One of the comments frequently made about Douai is that it offers an environment and atmosphere of peace and serenity, where the cares of daily life can be left behind.