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Ruckhall Lane
Hereford, HR2 9RZ United Kingdom

June 2019

The Catholic Novel, Faith, fiction and the Catholic imagination

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - June 24 @ 2:00 pm
Belmont Abbey, Ruckhall Lane
Hereford, HR2 9RZ United Kingdom
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The Catholic Novel Faith, fiction and the catholic imagination. ​ From Friday 6.00pm to Sunday 2.00pm (ends with 1.00pm lunch) When Flannery O’Connor tried to describe what it is to write as Catholic writer she said simply: “the Christian novelist lives in a larger universe. He believes that the natural world contains the supernatural.” There is a great tradition of the Catholic novel that sees “grace everywhere,” describes something of divine destiny and purpose at work in the world. It is…

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July 2019

Love was his Meaning: A weekend with Julian of Norwich

July 5 - July 7
Belmont Abbey, Ruckhall Lane
Hereford, HR2 9RZ United Kingdom
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Love was his Meaning A weekend with Julian of Norwich, one of the most wonderful Christian voices. To many, Julian of Norwich is the greatest of the English mystics.  On the 8th May 1373, after a near-fatal illness, she experienced a series of revelations or “showings” of God’s love that she would reflect on for the rest of her life. Julian is a mystic and a theologian, but for us a warm and down-to-earth companion for the spiritual journey.  Her…

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A Journey into Egypt: An armchair retreat

July 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Belmont Abbey, Ruckhall Lane
Hereford, HR2 9RZ United Kingdom
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JOURNEY INTO EGYPT A day supporting persecuted Christians Led by Dom Brendan We take an armchair pilgrimage to Biblical and Christian Egypt, from the Exodus to the flight of the Holy Family, and from the beginnings of monasticism to the Coptic Church today. Egypt has an important place in the Christian memory.  All proceeds will go to AID TO THE CHURCH IN NEED. 10am to 4pm, tea and coffee are provided but bring your own lunch. The suggested donation is…

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The Northern Lights: a retreat with Bede, Cuthbert and Aidan

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - July 29 @ 2:00 pm
Belmont Abbey, Ruckhall Lane
Hereford, HR2 9RZ United Kingdom
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The Northern Lights A retreat with Aidan, Bede, Cuthbert and Hilda and the Saints of the North. From Friday 06:00 pm to Sunday 02:00 pm (ends with 1.00pm lunch) The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is considered by many to be a ‘thin place,’ that is a place where the veil between the spiritual world and our own physical world is thin. In this retreat, we shall meet some of the great Saints of the North – Aidan, Bede, Cuthbert and…

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August 2019

The Saints through Artists’ Eyes

August 12 @ 4:00 pm - August 15 @ 2:00 pm
Belmont Abbey, Ruckhall Lane
Hereford, HR2 9RZ United Kingdom
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The Saints through Artists' Eyes. Story and symbol, life and afterlife, in some great paintings. Belmont Abbey. Cost: £32 To book please use the event link on this page.

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A Day with Our Lady

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Belmont Abbey, Ruckhall Lane
Hereford, HR2 9RZ United Kingdom
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On the Feast of the Assumption we gather to honour our Blessed Mother. Through prayer and reflection we deepen our love for the Queen of Heaven. 10am to 4pm. Cost:  £15 includes Coffee, 2 Course Lunch & Tea.  Booking Essential: Online booking using the event link on the page or Tel. 01432 374750.

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Beginners Icon Workshop

August 19 @ 11:00 am - August 24 @ 2:00 pm
Belmont Abbey, Ruckhall Lane
Hereford, HR2 9RZ United Kingdom
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Painting/Writing the Icon of the Apostle Paul Begins on Monday at 11:00 am and ends on Saturday at 2:00pm (after 1.00pm lunch) We offer four workshops to learn and practice the art of writing icons in the contemplative calm of a Benedictine monastery. Each day Dom Alex will demonstrate techniques, then offer support and accompaniment in painting. The designs applied to the board will be built up with colour layers to complete the icon. The cost indicated, £280 for six…

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