Prayer, Intimacy and Relationships – Residential or ZOOM

Starts: Friday 25 March 2022 @ 7.30pm
Ends: Sunday 27 March 2022 @ 4.30pm

A retreat looking at how a life of prayer enables us to enter into deep union with God, and to love everyone as Christ taught.

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind and love your neighbour as yourself.” Lk 10:27

Why is it so difficult to love the people closest to us? To bring our real thoughts and feelings to God in prayer? To be honest in relationships? To enter into intimacy with God and with others? To recognise the spousal aspect written into our bodies?

We will look at the journey into a mystical life of union with God, to which all of us are called, we will wait on God to reveal himself to us and reveal us to ourselves through others. Prayer is the route to purification of the ego, of the innate will to control the world, to control people in order to serve our own ends. And yet our relationships are the privileged field in which beginners in the spiritual life must learn to turn our innate selfishness into the selflessness of the Crucified. “Nothing so reduces the ego as the realities of living with others and not demanding that they change so as to suit ourselves.’ (Burrows in ‘Ascent to Love’ 40)

Talks will be on Thursday and Friday evenings, on Saturday morning and afternoon and on Sunday Afternoon.

Booking a place

We are very grateful for any donation you can give to help support our work at Dowry House Retreat. We suggest the following rates per person.

Usual donation range: £40 – £60

18 – 25 year olds: £20 – £30

To register for this retreat, please complete this form

If you have already registered and have not heard back by 6pm on Thursday 25th March please email us directly at