School Retreats are not available at present due to current Covid-19 restrictions

Support Programmes

Retreats at Knock Shrine

Refresh, Rewind and Reconnect. Why not take time for you, for a few hours or a few days at one of our retreats.

School Retreats
(September – June)

Thousands of students have attended a school retreat here in Knock Shrine. The aim of the retreat is to bring young people to Knock and give them a positive experience of Knock, a powerful experience of God and enable them to realise the power the church and the Sacraments have to transform their lives.

All of our retreats are given in a laid back friendly environment helping the students to take that much needed ‘time out’ to explore their relationship with God.

We tailor each day to suit the needs of the teachers and students. Please contact the Youth Ministry Team for more information on the school retreat day.

If you would like to plan a school retreat, please get in touch with a member of our Youth Ministry team who will be happy to assist you.
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Scripture Summer School

The annual Summer Scripture School takes place in June of each year. The Summer School focuses on specific themes in Scripture with guest speakers throughout the week. The programme consists of daily lectures, workshops, Lectio Divina and celebration of the Mass.

Week of Ignatian Spirituality

Jesuit Week/Week of Ignatian Spirituality: Takes place every July.

Your Life, Your Story, Your Pathway to God

God takes an interest in each one of us, in every life – a personal interest in the ordinary daily realities and in our deepest longings. Each of us has a story to tell and in that story God is present, calling us to listen and learn. Prayer is about listening as well as speaking. It doesn’t do away with the struggles of life, but it helps us to see that the One who created us wants to guide us and to give us courage and a sense of peace. This is what the Jesuit way of prayer is all about.

The team for the week will include terry Howard SJ and Brian Grogan SJ

Programme Details

  • 10:30 am Preached Retreat in the Prayer Centre
  • 11:05 am Talks on Prayer (approx 20 mins)
  • 3 pm Mass in Knock Basilica
  • 7:05 pm Talks on Prayer (approx 20 mins)

Quiet Days for Busy People – one day retreats

The Quiet Days provide a quiet space away from the demands of busy life and time for focusing on yourself. It is a great opportunity to take time out for yourself to nourish your soul and discover new life in the heart of the Gospels, through Guided Meditation and quiet reflection. Take the opportunity of a one to one conversation with a Prayer Guide in order to gain a deeper awareness of who you are in God’s presence.

Group Retreats

If you would like to organise a group retreat to Knock Shrine and would like help, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The Youth Ministry will tailor make a retreat to suit your group’s needs.