THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN SCOTLAND

The Personal Ordinariate
of Our Lady of Walsingham

promoting the unity of all Christians with the Apostolic See
 

Ordinariate Scotland Pilgrimage and Retreat

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March 2017

The Schoenstatt Scotland Retreat and Pilgrimage Centre is a tranquil and peaceful place nestled in 17 secluded acres at the foot of the Campsie Fells around 16 kilometres (about 10 miles) north of the City of Glasgow. Schoenstatt Scotland has become for many a haven of peace and refuge from the bustle and clamour of the outside world.

The Centre occupies the restored Ballencleroch
House (literal translation: the place for the clergy)
a name whose root dates back to mediaeval times, and offers excellent en-suite accommodation, meeting and dining facilities to its guests.

Since 2013 the Ordinariate in Scotland have held their Annual Pilgrimage and Retreat here. The beautiful little Shrine Chapel in the grounds of the Centre is dedicated to Our Lady under the title of Our 'Mother Thrice Admirable' and offers three special qualities or graces to pilgrims:

  • The grace of feeling at home and being accepted for what we are.

  • The grace of transformation, becoming renewed people according to
    God’s original plan for us,

  • and apostolic fruitfulness.

This year’s Pilgrimage is from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th March 2017 and will again be led by Monsignor Keith Newton, Ordinary of the Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham, assisted by Fr Len Black and Fr Stanley Bennie. The Pilgrimage will begin at Evening Prayer at 5pm on the Friday and end after lunch on the Sunday. Accommodation is in twin rooms, all with full en suite facilities, and bookings (accompanied by a ₤20 deposit) should be made as soon as possible. Click here to download a Brochure and Booking Form

Provisional Programme

Friday 10th March - St John Ogilvie
3pm onwards   Arrive and check in at Reception
5pm   Evening Prayer – in the chapel
6pm   Dinner
7.30pm   Informal Gathering - Welcome and Update
As part of our Retreat, Silence will be observed
from midnight until after Mass tomorrow.

Saturday 11th March - feria
8-9.15am   Breakfast (in silence)
9.30am   Morning Prayer – in the chapel
10.30am   First Address - Mgr Keith Newton
11.45am   Holy Mass – in the chapel (silence ends)
12.30pm Lunch
4pm   Stations of the Cross - around the grounds
5pm   Evening Prayer – in the chapel
6pm   Dinner
7.30pm   Informal Gathering - Moving Forward
As part of our Retreat, Silence will be observed
from midnight until after breakfast tomorrow.

Sunday 12th March - Second Sunday of Lent
8-9.15am   Breakfast (in silence)
9.30am   Second Address - Mgr Keith Newton (silence ends)
11am   Solemn Mass of the Second Sunday of Lent
12.30pm   Lunch and depart