Date(s) - 23/09/2020 - 30/09/2020
“A Single Sunbeam” – Exploring the life and legacy of St Francis of Assisi, from Wednesday 23 to Wednesday 30 September 2020.
This seven day retreat will take you on a journey through the life of St Francis, and into the heart of his faith. Together we will discover what it meant for Francis to be a disciple of Jesus, and how that found expression in peacefulness, prayer, simplicity and service. What can we learn from this humble man, possibly the most well-known and well-loved of all the saints?
Combining times of learning, prayer and worship with visits to some of the iconic places in Francis’ life, we hope this retreat will both surprise and inspire you in your own spiritual journey. There will be opportunities for individual discussion and guidance, as well as plenty of space for quiet reflection.
The retreat leader will be the Revd Sharon Grenham-Thompson, an Anglican parish priest, author and radio broadcaster. In 2018 she presented a week of worship programmes on Radio 4 based on the life of St Francis. Sharon has been ordained for 22 years, and her ministry has included working as a full-time prison chaplain.
Revd Richard Thompson, who will act as chaplain during the retreat, is a professed member of the Third (Lay) Order of St Francis. He has been ordained for over 30 years, 20 of which were as a full-time prison chaplain.
During this holiday retreat, day visits to Assisi and other Franciscan sites will be arranged.
See www.umbrianretreats.com for details of accommodation.
All meals in Casa Roberto are included in the cost of £700 per person.
All transport during the retreat, including travel from and back to Perugia Airport, is provided by people carrier.
Additional costs include flights to and from Perugia airport. Please also allow 200 Euros for light lunches, evening meals out and incidental expenses.
The booking form, with deposit details, can be downloaded from the Download Section under the Information tab (https://mkdeanery.org/document-library/all-downloads/).
For further information see www.umbrianretreats.com or Tel: 01733 552535 / 07702 341041.