.....'in the mind of many, the word 'religion' is associated with the depressing externals of rules, dogmas and institutions, together with a series of undesirable attitudes such as intolerance, control and hypocrisy. By contrast, the word 'spirituality' evokes in the same people the recognition of an inner life, peace, gentleness, sincerity and unity.  While we may feel that this is a false distinction, it is one that is commonly made and is part of our current predicament....'
 from Position Paper of Spirituality Committee of the Bishop's Conference of England and Wales.

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The Leicestershire
Spirituality Group is part of the Spirituality   Networking Group set up
in Nottingham Roman Catholic Diocese  in response to the Diocesan
Assembly.

BRIEF HISTORY:

The Nottingham Assembly drew attention to the need to look at spirituality resources in the diocese.

2005 An Implementation Officer and 7 others met
2005 The Implementation Officer represented the dioceseat Bishop Noble's conference in London. The needs everywhere were

similar and the conferences became annual. In Nottingham Diocese parishes were visited to see what was available.

2007 30 parish representatives met an Ignatian spiritual director. Three copies of a booklet were sent to each parish compiled from responses from 70 parishes to a questionnaire.

2008 The booklet was highlighted at Bishop Noble's conference.

2009 County groups became necessary, but the core group maintained. A position paper was made available from the

Spirituality Committee of England and Wales. It is available from the Liturgy Office:-

http://www.liturgyoffice.org.uk/Prayer/Spirituality/Spirituality-Position-Paper.pdf

MONOS NEWS:


January 30 Theme – Presentation of Jesus

Talk: : Orthodox Spirituality Creativity: Creative Writing and Poetry:

February 13th Theme – Lent and Finding God in the Darkness

Talk: Desert Spirituality Creativity: Watching films through spiritual eyes.

March 12th Theme – The Easter Story Talk: Ignatian Spirituality Creativity: Movement and Drama:


April 23rd Theme – St George and Saints as Inspiration
Talk: Carmelite Spirituality Creativity: Art and Prayer

May 14th Theme - Mary Talk: Monastic Spirituality Creativity: Photography and Prayer

June 18th Theme - Eucharist Talk: Celtic Spirituality Creativity: Woodwork and Wood Carving



Venue: The Mercian Centre Oaks Road Whitwick Leicestershire LE67 5UP

see 'News' page for more details

LEICESTERSHIRESPG NEWS:

Monastic
Spirituality

St Joseph’s Church

Burton Rd  Derby DE1 1TJ
Saturday
12 December 2015
10:00
– 3:30pm
Please
bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided

A suggested donation of £10 to cover the cost of the day.

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Page updated: 13/11/2015




Retreats etc.

RETREATS, Quiet Days, etc.
Rosmini Centre:
Rosmini Centre House of Prayer,
433 Fosse Way,
Ratcliffe-on-the-Wreake,
Leicestershire,
LE7 4SJ
Healing mass 20th November 2015

Mount St Bernard Abbey:-


There is guest House accommodation for retreatants.
http://www.mountsaintbernard.org/
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Watermead Apostolate:
has many day retreats:
http://www.watermead-apostolate.com/
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The Rosmini Centre House of Prayer
www.rosminicentre.co.uk
Rosmini Centre:-433 Fosse Way LE7 4SJ
0ff A46 half a mile north of Ratcliffe College entrance on left; 1509 813078

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Launde Abbey:
www.launde.org.uk
has quiet days most months:
also longer retreats e.g. Painting and Prayer, walking, gardening, prayer basics, Advent retreat etc.
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The Quiet Garden movement hold day retreats in Leicestershire:-

http://www.quietgarden.co.uk/
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Monos-
A centre for the Study of Monastic Culture and Spirituality-
at The Grange

beside Mount St Bernard Abbey,
Phone: +44 (0)1509 600137  E-mail: info@monos.org.uk Web: www.monos.org.uk -
contact: ant@monos.org.uk
see also:-
http://www.Monos.org.uk
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Further afield:
Portiuncula
for solitary retreats in Derbyshire see:

http://www.stclaresconvent.fsnet.co.uk/portiuncula.htm