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A Lenten Journey with Mother Teresa

March 9


Hosted by Revd Richard Lyall
Saturday March 9 2024 – 10-4pm [arrivals from 9.45]
Price includes lunch and refreshments

What do we do when our spiritual journey is not filled with light, joy and peace? When God seems distant, and our heartfelt prayers and questions seem to go unanswered, or even unheard? Has something gone wrong? Have we missed the way?

In this Lenten retreat, we journey with Mother Teresa of Kolkata through her very honest personal writings as she continued seeking God and faithfully serving the poor, despite long and painful periods of spiritual darkness.

Though our own journeys may look very different, there is much treasure to discover in dark places. When our heavenly Father invites us to step beyond the comfortable and into the unknown, it is always with deeper faith and more intimate fellowship in mind, if we will accept His invitation to step out courageously.

This retreat is designed to help us navigate those darker places in our spiritual journey with faith, hope, courage, and expectation, and to find our faith deepening as we do so.
The day will include led sessions, plenty of time for personal reflection and will conclude with communion together.

Revd Richard Lyall is a Companion of the Waverley Abbey Community. 25 years ago, God plucked him out of a promising career in IT, and sent him on a wild journey which involved being ordained as an Anglican Priest and spending a year with a prayer community in Canada amongst other things. He is currently based in Liverpool and works as a freelance graphic designer, and retreat leader. He loves to find ways to help people go deeper in their walk with God and encounter the Father’s love.


Waverley Abbey House is a grade II listed property. The first floor (where most courses are held) and the second and third floors (where bedrooms are located) are reached by stairs. In the event of a fire, you need to be able to walk downstairs at an average walking pace, without assistance.


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