Welcome to Ards Friary
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
Mon-Sat 8am in the Oratory chapel
Sundays and Holy Days: 9am & 5.30pm
Mon-Sat 11am-1pm : 3pm-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)
11am - 4pm Monday to Saturday
Office Phone No: 074 91 38909
00353 74 91 38909 (from N.I. & abroad)
WISDOM OF THE SAINTS
"We must pray without tiring, for the salvation of mankind does not depend upon material success . . . but on Jesus alone."
“It is not the actual physical exertion that counts towards one’s progress, nor the nature of the task, but by the spirit of faith with which it is undertaken.”
"Speak to them of the mercy of God... Sometimes people are helped by your telling of your own lamentable past"
"Would to God that these men who labour so much in gaining knowledge would give as much thought to the account they must one day give to God of the use they have made of their learning and of the talents entrusted to them!"
St Franics Xavier
Feast Day 3rd December
St Francis Xavier is the Patron saint of Japan & Missionaries