ENCOUNTERING OUR MUSLIM NEIGHBOURS
2018 RETREAT IN VIVIERS, ARDECHE, FRANCE MAISON DIOCESAINE CHARLES DE FOUCAULD
13 – 23 OCTOBER 2018

Full board/ensuite: £1800

Retreat Giver: Dom Martin McGee, OSB, of Worth Abbey, Sussex

Our retreat will be based in the large and very well appointed diocesan retreat house in the beautiful small walled town of Viviers, on the right bank of the River Rhone, with the smallest cathedral in France……very much “la France profonde” and little known to tourists.
The house is named after Charles de Foucauld, the former army officer who lived among the Taoureg people of southern Algeria and was martyred near Tamanrasset.
France is now home to about seven million Muslims,and so a very suitable setting for our retreat.

Our retreat-giver, Father Martin, is a Benedictine monk and specialist in the church in Algeria. He has published “Dialogue of the Heart-Christian- Muslim Stories of Encounter” and “Christian Martyrs for a Muslim People” both paperback.

Full retreat programme of liturgies, talks and excursions, with meals out on our whole-day excursions; all entrance charges and functions included.

Our itinerary is:

Sat.13 Oct: BA0358 departs Heathrow Terminal 3 at 11:45 - Arrives Lyon at 14:35
Tue.23 Sept: BA0363 departs Lyon at 17:45 - Arrives Heathrow Terminal 3 at 18:25

Full-board/ensuite: £1800 including:

Some interesting websites for the retreat:

http://www.maisondiocesaine07.fr/

http://www.abbaye-aiguebelle.cef.fr/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_de_Foucauld

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_the_monks_of_Tibhirine

For photographs of our excursion destinations, simply type the name of the place into:

https://www.google.com/imghp?hl=fr

FURTHER DETAILS FROM RETREATS BEYOND DOVER

Director:   Anthony Weaver, MA (Cantab)

website:    www.retreats-beyonddover.com

Email:         retreatsdover@gmail.com

Telephone: 0207 379 7273