Saturday, 9 December 2006

Friends With Christ Retreats

There are still some spaces on our retreat for young men (18 to 35) which is taking place in Huddersfield 18th to 21st December. The retreat is a mix of spiritual formation, prayer, Mass and Eucharistic Adoration, activities together, relaxation, and fine food! It's being organised and run by the two of us - Fr Richard and Fr Julian. The retreats are in small groups - 6 or 7 maximum. Accommodation in shared rooms (that's why this one's just for young men) and the cost is donation according to what people can afford. If you want to take part then email either Fr Richard ( or Fr Julian (

"Are we not perhaps all afraid in some way? If we let Christ enter fully into our lives, if we open ourselves totally to Him, are we not afraid that He might take something away from us?...No! If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great. No! Only in this friendship do we experience beauty and liberation....When we give ourselves to Him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life." Pope Benedict XVI, April 2005

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