In today’s busy world in can be difficult to get lost in our own lives and fall into the trap of misguided consumerism whilst neglecting the call to be holy.
But here at CAFOD Leeds – we have the answer.
Our series of retreats across the country titled “Countering Consumerism” will show you how to avoid these pitfalls and make the changes to honour God in the 21st Century.
Be inspired by Pope Francis, and his new letter Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad) – allow the words of the Gospel to shake up your life and broaden a mindset that can be restricted by the expectations of a fast paced, materialistic society.
Environmental issues are the most crucial for our generation to solve, with throwaway culture dictating our purchases and plastic polluting our oceans, come together with CAFOD to explore Scripture and discover what we can do to live simply with each other under Church teaching.
The retreats are free of charge and all are very welcome.
For more information and to book onto one of our retreats, follow the link.
In the week that Oscar Romero has been canonised, come along to Leeds Cathedral Wheeler Hall on Thursday 18 Oct @ 7pm to see “The Claim”, about the life of Romero with an introduction from Julian Filochowski, chair of the Romero Trust.
Date: Thursday 18 Oct 2018
Venue: Wheeler Hall, Leeds
Event: The Claim: Film screening
Cost: Free of charge
What does it mean to be holy?
How can we find holiness given our busy modern lives?
Pope Francis offers some ideas in his new letter, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). He encourages us to open our eyes, ears and hearts, to be unsettled by the words of the Gospel and expand our often limited horizons.
Book your place on the retreat
We are invited to be disturbed by faith, challenge the culture of consumerism and respond to the Pope’s profound invitation to care for our common home. Pope Francis asks us to find time for our own holiness.
So this autumn, take time out of your everyday life to explore Scripture and Church teaching together and be inspired by one another and CAFOD’s campaigning and work overseas.
The retreats are free of charge and all are welcome, whether or not you have been involved in CAFODs campaigns
Saturday 10th November
Leeds retreat: Hinsley Hall, 62 Headingly Lane, Leeds, LS6 2BX, 10-4pm. Lunch will be provided. Book your place here
If you are not able to attend the Leeds retreat, have a look at the alternative dates across England and Wales and choose a date that suits you best. Booking is essential.
For more information contact Joanne or Bronagh on (0113) 275 9302 or email@example.com