Ards Friary Retreat Centre
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Welcome to Ards Friary

Ards Buildings

Ards Friary aims to welcome everyone and is available throughout the year for Retreats (preached, directed, private etc) Conferences, Seminars, periods of rest and relaxation, reflection, prayer and holidays.

We all need to take time out from the hectic life cycle of work to refocus on what is really important to us. Why not let Ards Friary become a part of your life.

You can find out more about each retreat by clicking the appropriate link. Opposite is a list of the retreats that will be happening this year.

The daily rate for staying at Ards on a private retreat on a full board basis is €55 per day.

If you wish to make a private retreat at a time that a group event is advertised, you are more than welcome, as we generally would have rooms available.

Free Wifi available

Mass Times:
Mon-Sat 8am in the Oratory chapel
Sundays and Holy Days: 9am & 5.30pm

Confessions:
Mon-Sat 11am-1pm : 3pm-5.30pm
Sunday: 2.30pm-5.30pm

Please ring the bell by the confessional at the rear of the main church.

Coffee Dock & Shop Opening Hours:-
Saturday: 12 - 5.30pm
Sunday: 1 - 7pm

Shop Phone No: 074 91 38593

00353 74 91 38593 (from N.I. & abroad)

Office Hours
11am - 4pm Monday to Saturday

Office Phone No: 074 91 38909

00353 74 91 38909 (from N.I. & abroad)

 

WISDOM OF THE SAINTS

“Pray, hope, and don't worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.” 

“My past, O Lord, to Your mercy; my present, to Your love; my future to Your providence.” 


“Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart.” 


"Jesus is with you even when you don’t feel His presence. He is never so close to you as He is during your spiritual battles. He is always there, close to you, encouraging you to fight your battle courageously. He is there to ward off the enemy’s blows so that you may not be hurt.”

"True and substantial devotion consists in serving God without experiencing any sensible consolation. This means serving and loving God for His own sake.” 


“You say you are anxious about the future, but don’t you know that the Lord is with you always and that our enemy has no power over one who has resolved to belong entirely to Jesus?” 


Padre Pio



St Pio of Pietrelcina

Feast Day 23rd September

St Pio is the Patron saint of Confessors, Catholic Adolescents and Civil Defense Volunteers.

 

 

 

Retreats in 2015

Click on retreats for more information

Jan - National Evangelisation Team Retreat

Feb - Vision

Feb - Lenten Retreat

Feb - Irish Lenten Retreat

Feb - God Among the Pots and Pans

Mar - Cursillo

Mar - Search Youth Group Weekend

Mar - Catholic Nurses Guild

April - Easter Triduum

April - The Awakening Spirit of Dance

May - Legion of Mary, Strabane Curia

May - Derry Diocesan Retreat

May - Capuchin Friars Retreat

May - National Evangelisation Team Retreat

May - Interdiocesan Priests Retreat

June - Seven Day Open Retreat

June - Allen Hall Seminary Retreat

June - Workshop on Buteyko Breathing

June - Raphoe Diocesan Priests Retreat

June - Inner Healing Retreat

July - Christian Mindfulnes Retreat

July - Five Day Silent & Guided Retreat for Men

July - One Day Silent & Guided Retreat for Women

July - Transformation Retreat

July - St Colmcille Institute of Christendom College

Aug - Matt Talbott Retreat

Aug - National Evangelisation Team Retreat & Training

Oct - Cursillo

Nov - Eddie Stones Healing Retreat

Nov - Advent Retreat

 

 

 

Ards Friary Retreat and Conference Centre, Creeslough, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland. Tel / Fax: +353 (0)74 913 8909 Email: info@ardsfriary.ie
Retreats (preached, directed, private), Conferences, Seminars, periods of rest and relaxation, reflection, prayer and holidays