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Can anyone suggest a site for a two-day monastic retreat in England or Scotland?

Can anyone suggest a site for a two-day monastic retreat in England or Scotland?

May 18th, 2000, 03:38 PM
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Scott
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Can anyone suggest a site for a two-day monastic retreat in England or Scotland?

Following some meetings in Cambridge, I have two days free (July 6-8) before returning to London on July 8. I would like to make a retreat at a Roman Catholic monastery at some convenient spot, either in England, or in some part of Scotland which might be directly north along the London-Cambridge railway line.

(Downside is off in the West Country, as I recall).

Any advice?
 
May 18th, 2000, 05:26 PM
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Tracy
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Hey Scott -

What a great way to spend time in Britain. What you want to do is get your hands on 'The Good Retreat Guide' by Staffort Whiteaker, published (& updated annually) by Rider Books, a Random House subsidiary.

I use it regularly for weekends away and I think you'll like the writeups . . .

Good luck finding your piece of peace!
Have fun.
 
May 18th, 2000, 05:50 PM
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Sheila
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It's amazing what I have in this house!

2 suggestions (from a book)
Pluscarden, Forres. Write to The Guest Master, Pluscarden Abbey by Elgin W30 8VA

Nunraw Abbey, Garvald near Haddington (geographically better) 01620 830228- Cistercian
 
May 18th, 2000, 08:09 PM
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jackie
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My father was a monk at Nunraw almost 50 years ago. I have visited twice. It's a beautiful spot and the monks make great bread.
Good Luck
 
May 19th, 2000, 01:29 PM
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Scott
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Thank you all for your help.

-Scott
 

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