As part of our new Laudato Si’ initiative, people and parishes in Brentwood Diocese are being invited to a free national online retreat. ‘Living Laudato Si’: Your Parish and Your Planet’ will take place from 15 to 18 October and is being led from Boarbank Hall, Cumbria, by members of the Laudato Si Institute and the Ecological Conversion Group. The session times are very much designed around family and working lives and consist of insightful times of speaker-led input, prayer and reflection, along with practical suggestions to help you put Pope Francis’ beautiful Encyclical, Laudato Si’, into practice in your life and in your parish. It is open to everyone, of all ages.

Speakers include Bishop Alan Williams SM, who will open the retreat, and Bishop Mark O’Toole (Plymouth) who will end the retreat.
Trish Sandbach, who worked in Oxfam Education for many years and led her parish in gaining a LiveSimply award.
John Paul de Quay, a founder member of the Ecological Conversion Group and The Journey to 2030 (see
Sr Margaret Atkins, an Augustinian Canoness at Boarbank Hall in Cumbria, a teacher of philosophy and theology, with a lifelong interest in the natural world, and author of Catholics and Our Common Home: Caring for the Planet in a Time of Crisis (CTS).

To sign up, just email: [email protected]

Living Laudato Si – Online Retreat, October 2021