Young people in the UK – 18-20 September – IUVENTUTEM

From the site Fœderatio Internationalis Juventutem

During the weekend of the 18-20 September 2009.

‘Young Catholic Adults’, the English branch of the Juventutem International Federation, will run a Traditional Retreat at Douai Abbey in the south of England. The weekend will be led by Juventutem Ecclesiastical Assistant Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP. Douai Abbey, situated on high ground in the Berkshire countryside provides an ideal setting for quiet reflection, retreats and for conferences. One of the comments frequently made about Douai is that it offers an environment and atmosphere of peace and serenity, where the cares of daily life can be left behind.

Hospitality has been a special concern of monasteries from the earliest times. St Benedict teaches in the Rule "All guests are to be welcomed as Christ". All rooms are fully en-suite offering accommodation for guests in the Bl Hugh Faringdon , St Alban Roe and the St Benet Biscop buildings. For the first time Young Catholic Adults will be using the main Abbey Church for a Missa Cantata, sung by the Douai Singers.

Places are limited so please book early

– We will have half of the whole retreat centre to itself
– There will be a social in the evening
– Fr. de Malleray FSSP will preach the retreat. All Masses will be in the Extraordinary form.
– There will be a Sung Mass (Missa Canta) on Saturday 19th September 2009 at 10am. The choir will be the Douai Singers, in the main Abbey Church, followed by a Marian Procession at 11am (starting from the main Abbey Church) around the extensive grounds of the Abbey (weather permitting, if the weather is poor there will be Marian devotions in the main Abbey Church )
– The weekend will be full-board (except for the Sunday lunch)

How to book

The cost of the weekend will be from as little as 25 pounds for students (or 48-88 pounds for non students) for more details, please see or email

Events Open to the Public

The Sung Mass (Missa Canta) on Saturday 19th September 09′ at 10am followed by a Marian Procession around the extensive grounds of the Abbey at 11am (starting from the main Abbey Church) are open to the public.

There are also a few rooms allocated for all age groups (not just YCA) so please book soon.

There are limited places so please reserve your place early!



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