Discover Pope Francis’ invitation to “Rejoice and Be Glad” on November 24th

Join us to pray and share on Pope Francis’ “Gaudete et Exsultate” (Rejoice and Be Glad) on November 24th, from 10am to 4pm, . The retreat will be hosted at Romero House, 55 Westminster bridge road, London, SE1 7JB. Please bring a shared vegetarian lunch.

On Saturday November 24th, we’ll be reflecting on how to be holy in today’s modern worlds, as well as looking at some of the idea’s in the Pope’s new document “Gaudete et Exsultate” or “Rejoice and be Glad.” He encourages us to open our eyes, ears and hearts to the words of the gospel and expand our limited horizons.

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Join CAFOD and others at our retreat to explore the journey of faith

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In this document, Pope Francis celebrates the simplicity of life’s daily activities and how they can be a window to our holiness and a way for us to channel the values of the Beatitudes. He celebrates the uniqueness and individuality of us all and reminds us that we all have agency and power to shift things that happen in our world. But, the way we carry out our daily activities can also expose to us how we separate ourselves from holiness, such as how our addiction to consumption could make spending time with God a ‘painful exercise’.

Julie from Rochester who has attended many CAFOD events says, “I cannot recommend CAFOD events highly enough. Over the years I’ve benefited greatly by participating in justice and peace assembly meetings and workshops and retreats on various themes.  They always prove to be inspiring occasions and I feel we need to prioritise such events more in our busy itineraries.  Why? Because they provide us with knowledge, social catholic teaching and prayer, providing guidance and examples of how we might help build the Kingdom of God together through personal lifestyle changes, and participation within our parish and wider communities.”

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CAFOD Retreat 24 November – Countering Consumerism: Lessons from Gaudete et Exsultate

A month from today, we will be hosting a new CAFOD Retreat at Romero House. On November 24th, from 10am to 4pm, join us to discuss Pope Francis’ “Gaudete et Exsultate” (Rejoice and Be Glad).

What will be covered?

The main question we will seek to answer during this retreat is “What does it mean to be holy?” and “How can we find holiness given our busy modern lives?” We will look at some of the ideas that Pope Francis offers in his new Letter, Gaudete et Exsultate, which encourages us to open our ears, eyes and hearts.

Join us on November 24th for our CAFOD Countering Consumerism Retreat!

Join us on November 24th for our CAFOD Countering Consumerism Retreat!

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Join us in faith and in the spirit of countering the culture of consumerism. Let us all respond to the Pope’s call towards our common home, here in England and overseas.

How to register

For any CAFOD retreat, be it in Southwark or in another Diocese, you can register on Eventbrite. Our Southwark retreat will take place Saturday 24  November from 10am to 4pm at Romero House on 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB. We invite you and anyone you wish to bring to this event. All retreats are free of charge and open to all! Whether you have been involved in a CAFOD Campaign or not in the past, we would love to see you there. We also invite you to bring a shared vegetarian lunch, so we can all come together for a collective meal during the retreat.

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Journey to Justice : a CAFOD retreat on Saturday 4 November

Journey To Justice : A CAFOD Retreat

Journey To Justice : A CAFOD Retreat

Listening to the poor, reflecting on the Scriptures and engaging with political realities transformed Oscar Romero into one of the Church’s most respected and inspirational figures. His legacy of radical love lives on 100 years after his birth.

At this CAFOD ‘Journey to Justice’ retreat, you are invited to explore how Romero’s life and faith can inspire and challenge us and transform our world. Take time to reflect on your own journey of transformation, and be inspired and enriched by stories of those who continue to speak out for justice today.

All are welcome to join us on Saturday 4 November, 10am-4pm, at the peaceful surroundings of Aylesford Priory, The Friars, Aylesford, Kent ME20 7BX in the Archdiocese of Southwark. You don’t have to be a CAFOD campaigner or volunteer already to take part.

The retreat is free of charge, but donations accepted. A simple lunch will be provided. Advance booking needed.

Book your place on this retreat

There are similar retreats taking place across England and Wales in November. See the full list of retreats.