Quiet Day

We would like to welcome you to enjoy some quiet time and personal space at St Joseph's in one of our prayer rooms, the chapel or beautiful surroundings of the nature reserve and beach. 

You will be allocated a private room and during a personal quiet day you can direct your own time for prayer, reflection and peace; through use of the bible, music, poetry or inspirational verses. You may wish to join the Sisters at 10am for Mass in our prayer room and are most welcome.

Uplift your heart and mind to find strength in God’s presence and use the time to pray for your own particular needs and for others knowing, that God will deal with these. 

Maybe go for a walk in our tranquil grounds or the surrounding area taking time to notice and enjoy the beauty that God has created. 

Use your time to consider your present method of practicing prayer (private or public) to plan and find encouragement how you will continue in faith or consider making changes if necessary. Use the peace and quiet at St Josephs to be still and listen to the word of the Lord.

Quiet days begin at 9am and finish at 5pm or half days can be arranged if required. They are available for individuals, couples or small groups. Various meal options are available or bring your own packed lunch. 

Individual Programmes

Whilst many people use their time in quiet reflection and prayer, often challenges in life can cause concern and worry. You may wish to spend some time reflecting on a specific issue that is important to you.

We can provide a simple programme that may help to structure your day if you wish.  These include thoughts and ideas that may help you to reflect during your time with us. This includes short pieces of scripture, inspirational quotes and poetry.

The simple programmes offer reflection on subjects such as; love, strength, forgiveness, hope, encouragement, faith in hard times, comfort, overcoming grief, worry and anxiety, healing and self-discovery. 

You can also arrange to stay for a night or for longer if you wish. Please contact us for further information.

Individual Residential Retreats

You may wish to spend some time in prayer on retreat, reflecting on personal matters and faith, or following an Individual Guided Retreat.  We welcome bookings for individual residential retreats. Subject to availability, retreats can be of any length. Spiritual direction may be available upon request. 

Spiritual Direction

A spiritual director or soul friend is someone who will listen, encourage and challenge us towards an authentic relationship with God. If you would like to talk to someone about your faith journey, please contact us.