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Learning to Speak from a Franciscan Heart:  A 21st-Century Language

The Franciscan Centre Ashstead Lane, Godalming, United Kingdom

A time of retreat and reflection lead by Franciscan Friar, William Short OFM

The Franciscan spiritual tradition approaches major questions of life and meaning from a unique angle.  Who is God?  Who am I in relation to God and others?  Does this world have value for a Christian?  What does it mean to be "saved"? Franciscan language focuses on God as Love, and a creation proclaimed as "good" by its Creator.  The fundamental relationship uniting all creatures is that of being brothers and sisters to each other.  This religious language has become familiar today through the words of Pope Francis in recent encyclicals like Laudato Si' and Fratelli Tutti.  Share a time of rest and reflection learning more about this Franciscan language and how easy it is to speak in our times.

Reflections in the Mirror – Clare’s letters to Agnes of Prague

The Franciscan Centre Ashstead Lane, Godalming, United Kingdom

Reflections in the Mirror - Clare's letters to Agnes of Prague
A time of reflection and retreat led by Brian Purfield.
How can the fidelity of Clare and Agnes to their particular vocation inspire us today? We shall explore the four letters Clare writes to Agnes in their ecclesial and political context. By weaving together history and spirituality, participants will be invited into the God-centred world of Clare. By sifting out the key elements of Clare's spirituality through her letters to Agnes, we shall explore her legacy for us today.

Lúnasa – A Time of Harvest

The Franciscan Centre Ashstead Lane, Godalming, United Kingdom

Join Fr. Caoimhín Ó Laoide and other members of the Franciscan Centre Team for a preached retreat, harvesting wisdom for my life, extracting wisdom from […]

Love is his meaning: At prayer with Julian of Norwich

The Franciscan Centre Ashstead Lane, Godalming, United Kingdom

A time of reflection led by Christopher Chapman

Julian of Norwich was a woman of prayer, a spiritual guide and the most down to earth of theologians. She lived in a turbulent time and sought to make a sense of how a good God could allow difficult things to happen. She saw no anger in God: no desire to punish or blame. For her, love was God’s meaning: love that was tender, resourceful and deep. In this retreat we will journey with Julian into ‘who’ and ‘how’ God is, and what this means for our lives.

Advent Retreat 2024

The Franciscan Centre Ashstead Lane, Godalming, United Kingdom

Join the Franciscan Centre Team for an Advent retreat, in preparation for the incarnation when God chose, out of deep love to become human and live and walk among us in order to draw closer to us and for us to come to know Him personally.

In these days, listen to input, pray together, take time to reflect and celebrate the sacraments surrounded by the beauty and tranquillity of the Franciscan Centre Ladywell.

Advent Retreat 2025

The Franciscan Centre Ashstead Lane, Godalming, United Kingdom

Join the Franciscan Centre Team for an Advent retreat, in preparation for the incarnation when God chose, out of deep love to become human and live and walk among us in order to draw closer to us and for us to come to know Him personally.

In these days, listen to input, pray together, take time to reflect and celebrate the sacraments surrounded by the beauty and tranquillity of the Franciscan Centre Ladywell.