Holy Hour

Thu 8th Mar: 6pm - 7pm: Holy Hour; 7pm CathSoc curry plus 8pm Lord David Alton. Human Rights, Human Life and Human Dignity. All welcome.

2012-03-06T12:26:39+00:00March 5th, 2012|Categories: Featured-old, Prayer|

Ignatian silent guided retreat for students 3-8 days

Ignatian silent guided retreat for students 3-8 days: An individually guided retreat is a time to have a retreat guide offer suggestions and guidance for prayer, a sympathetic ear, someone to help you discern the way ahead and take a look at the wisdom within the Christian tradition. It is really up to you where the focus is as it's your retreat and St Beuno's guides will respect you and your wishes.

2012-06-25T16:55:49+00:00February 21st, 2012|Categories: Prayer, Past Events|

Letter of Jean Vanier Jan 2012

Jesus, taking a child in his arms, calls his disciples to become like that small child in order to enter into the kingdom of God, the kingdom of love. Let us learn to welcome this tenderness, these eyes that wonder, this openness, this trust and this love that are the gifts of children. Jesus adds, “Those who welcome a child in my name welcome me”. To welcome Estelle is to welcome God. This God of peace is hidden in the smallest and the most wounded. Let us not try to climb [...]

2012-11-06T17:38:29+00:00January 31st, 2012|Categories: Prayer|

Christian Unity Week of Prayer 18 -25 January

We will all be changed Change is at the heart of our Christian faith. Saint Paul said that anyone who is in Christ is a new creation, and we are called to live as children in the light. The theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2012 comes to us from the churches in Poland, who have reflected upon their own experience as a nation, and in particular how, as a nation, they have been changed and transformed by the many upheavals of their history, and sustained by their [...]

2012-11-06T17:41:51+00:00January 17th, 2012|Categories: Archive, Prayer|

World Youth Day and Magis

The Chaplaincy World Youth Day team is up and running, led by Roland Scarlett (Oriel), Christine Hobden (St Antony's), Florian Ploeckl (Nuffield), if you are interested in participating, please get in touch with any one of the above. Please note also the opportunity to go on the Ignatian network 'Magis' programme in the days before the WYD itself. See details below. Maryanne and Lotte are hoping to visit the Chaplaincy during the Open Week. Dear Magis people, Happy New Year to you all, and thank you for expressing an interest in [...]

2011-08-23T09:52:04+00:00August 14th, 2011|Categories: Prayer, Past Events|

Barmouth 6 Day Individually Guided Retreat

Barmouth Retreat for young adults – July 2011 Travelling to Barmouth by train does feel like entering a different country, as the dense towns and rolling fields of the English countryside give way to the narrow path between sea and crags that winds its way along the Welsh coastline. The Jesuit retreat house itself, with the Irish Sea stretching out below every window and rocky footpaths above, has the best of both worlds: dizzying views and damp, sandy feet – both ideal ways into a sense of wonder, of peace and [...]

2011-08-05T12:36:44+00:00July 28th, 2011|Categories: Prayer, Past Events|

Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Oxford and Cambridge Pilgrimage to Lourdes (23rd-30th July 2011): Every year a group from the Chaplaincy goes to Lourdes, the small town in the foothills of the Pyrenees where Our Lady appeared eighteen times to the young Bernadette Soubirous (St Bernadette). We work for a week with the service, helping in the baths, doing washing up in the hospital, stewarding in the grotto and at the processions etc. If you'd like to know more, please email:

2011-08-05T11:39:27+00:00July 25th, 2011|Categories: Prayer, Past Events|

Fortnight of Guided Prayer Sunday 20th February – Sunday 6th March

In the coming weeks the chaplaincy is offering the second retreat in daily life of the year, accompanied by individual prayer guides.  The fortnight of Guided Prayer begins with a preparation meeting at 7:30 on Sunday of 6th week (20th February) and ends on Sunday of 8th week (6th of March) with a reflection and evaluation. What is it? It is an opportunity to explore different ways of praying in the middle of a busy life.  The prayer exercises offered are in many cases drawn from St. Ignatius’ of Loyola’s ‘Spiritual [...]

2012-11-07T11:06:36+00:00February 14th, 2011|Categories: Student Groups & Service Projects, Prayer, This Week events|