Changing Times – week 1 now available

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Week 1 now available – see our Members Area.  If you are new to the Members Area (and have not previously registered) register here. If you have already registered for the previous retreat login as normal here.

Changing Times – four weeks of guided prayer and reflection

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Four weeks of guided prayer and reflection on the changes taking place in our lives. Many of us have begun to question the way we have lived in the past.  How do we want our future to be? Amidst all that is happening is there a direction the Holy Spirit might be drawing us, and if so how might we recognise and respond to this invitation?  Drawing on the bible, the spiritual wisdom within the Christian tradition, poetry and the rhythms of change within the natural world.  Changing Times will explore the impacts, challenges and…

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User Login / Register

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Registration If you are a new member please follow these steps (Once you have registered to the site once, you don’t need to register again): Go to the registration page using this link: https://staugustinescollege.ac.uk/register/ Fill in all the required fields, and press the “Register” button When you register you will be redirected to “Login” page. Also you will get a confirmation email (please check your spam folder if you can’t see it in your inbox)   Logging In If you are already registered please follow these steps (“Retreat” and “Members area” registration is the same):…

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Week 6: From lockdown to retreat

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This week Chris Chapman will help us reflect on any movements of the Spirit as we look forward to Pentecost. As the retreat enters its final days a useful question to ask is ‘what is beginning?’ Francis of Assisi experienced seeds of new beginnings falling into the brokenness of his life. Might it be the same for us?  Chris is an Associate Tutor for St. Augustine’s. He is the author of Seeing in the Dark, Earthed in God and Send my Roots Rain: Refreshing the spiritual life of priests, and a guest director for individually…

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Week 5 – Turn lockdown into a retreat

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Barnabas Palfrey will be leading the retreat this week. Barnabas will be reflecting on the invitation that this inhospitable time may nevertheless bring to us, to become aware of, and respond with care to our ‘imaginings’: the different ways our mind draws pictures about what is taking place in the present or might happen in the future. Inspired by their Scriptures and by Jesus Christ of Nazareth as the image of the invisible God, Christians have often insisted on the vital role that imagination plays in the living body of Christ. But this appreciation is…

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Week 4 – Turn lockdown into a retreat

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While many of the larger decisions of life have been taken from us at present, others are being thrown into sharper relief. This week Andrew Walker will help us think about discernment. In the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius Loyola discernment is about more than making particular choices; at its heart is the development of an open and attentive listening space within. From this place of daily lived dependence on God, we can begin to recognise the invitation of the Spirit, and then respond. Andrew will introduce us to some practical exercises for getting in touch…

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Retreat week 3 – Meeting God with uncertainty (available 3 May)

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Eddie Howells will be leading the retreat this week.  Eddie will be reflecting on the kind of uncertainty that lockdown brings and how it affects our spiritual lives, John of the Cross knew what it was like to live in a time of restriction and uncertainty that is imposed rather than chosen. He called it the ‘dark night’. Though we may not consider our own experience of lockdown as a ‘dark night of the soul’ John has some suggestions about how to find God’s presence whenever we’re not in control of our circumstances of what…

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