Life in the modern world and especially in this digital age brings with it a whole host of pressures – not least to always be connected and busy. But sometimes we all could use a Quiet Day for ourselves, just to take time out from daily life for reflection, contemplation, or just to be.
We really do understand this at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine and have a program of events dedicated to this purpose. We recognise that it is difficult to find somewhere calm enough for this purpose, especially in Central London! However, it is hard to imagine a more peaceful urban setting for a group or individual retreat than our wonderful urban oasis.
We would love for you to come to a Quiet Day and see for yourself. These are events led by some of the foremost authorities in their fields in such a beautiful and inspiring environment.
Next Quiet Day – 13th May 2017
Decided a Quiet Day could be for you? Our next one is with Brian Castle title ‘Journeying Towards Reconciliation’. Brian is a very accomplished man having been Bishop of Tonbridge, a vice principal in Oxford, a lecturer in Geneva and a parish priest in the UK and Zambia. His two well-received books on reconciliation make him an excellent leader for this particular Quiet Day.
We often hear about nations, communities and individuals journeying towards reconciliation, but not so much about the inner journey of reconciliation which affects all the others. Recognising that reconciliation lies at the heart of the Christian faith, this Quiet Day reflects on the journey of reconciliation to which God is constantly calling each of us.
Please do click here to book your place on 13th May if you would like to attend. If you cannot make it, make sure you follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date. If you know anyone that really does need a Quiet Day, let them know this an option – it can be the perfect antidote to a stressful period in one’s life.
Previous Quiet Day – 14th January 2017
We were so delighted to welcome Esther de Waal to lead the first of our 2017 Quiet Days here at St Katharine.
Esther focused the day on Thomas Merton and how he used photography, exploring the theme of ‘how you see the world is how you pray’.
As with all our quiet days, this was the only thing happening at RFSK, therefore all of our rooms including the Chapel were available for individuals to take time between the led sessions for personal reflection.
Thoughts of the previous Quiet Day attendees…
“The pace was beautiful and it was a healing experience away from the rush of daily life in London”
“Very good balance of input and time to reflect. Lovely hospitality”
“Inspiring and in amounts one could receive and hold on to”
“I found it very easy to connect with the other attendees i.e. a relaxed atmosphere – perhaps part of St Katharine’s existence”
“Thank you for your welcome hospitality – Excellent speaker”