Out of the dust and dirt the new Tobar Mhuire has emerged. Still retaining it's legendary warm homely atmosphere but renewed and refreshed and ready to welcome old and new friends alike.
Building on the great legacy of former Passionists we have exciting plans for the future of Tobar Mhuire Retreat and Conference Centre.
We are now a well equipped modern Retreat and Conference Centre, set in sixty acres of woodland, in the heart of County Down. Visitors will enjoy our new facilities as well as the peace and quiet of the wonderful surroundings.
We welcome individuals and groups from Ireland and beyond who wish to take time out to reflect on their human and spiritual development. In Tobar Mhuire they will find a peaceful setting and encouragement from the Passionist Community who reside there.
We invite not only individuals and groups already committed to the Faith but also those who have yet to discover a sense of the Sacred in their lives. Those still searching and questioning will find a welcome in Tobar Mhuire.
The Passionist Community extend a welcome to their sisters and brothers of the Reformed Churches and hope that the resource that is Tobar Mhuire Retreat and Conference Centre will become a shared blessing for all.
To make an enquiry or booking please contact:
or telephone 028 44830242
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Holy Week Retreat
Tobar Mhuire Lenten Programme
Ash Wednesday at Tobar Mhuire
A Day of Solidarity for Victims of Human Trafficking
Each Ash Wednesday, Tobar Mhuire has helped people to focus on a particular area where the modern day crucified are looking for hope and support. Survivors of human trafficking suffer unbelievable physical and psychological trauma from which it can take a long time to recover. We invite you to join us for quiet prayer during the day beginning with Mass and the distribution of ashes at 9.00am.
In the evening we will host a Prayer Service with Ashes beginning at 7.00pm during which we will remember those exploited through human trafficking,
Following the evening prayer service, we invite you to join us for a presentation at 8.00pm on the plight of people who have been trafficked. Please feel welcome to come for either or both evening sessions.
Both our evening sessions will be addressed by members of Flourish. a registered charity based in N. Ireland which works with survivors of human trafficking.
Please join us and show your solidarity with
victims of the cruel exploitation that is human
Voluntary Donation towards the work of Flourish in combatting human trafficking.
Lenten Days of Reflection
Saturday 18th March
The Passion Narrative in the Gospel of John:
10am - 4pm
We are delighted to welcome back Sean Goan, who will lead us in a prayerful reflection on the Passion story in John's Gospel as an ideal way to prepare for the Holy Week Ceremonies.
Early booking is highly recommended for this event.
Saturday 1st April
A Day of Personal Preparation for Easter:
10am - 4pm
"I pray that you may know the love of Christ that surpasses all knowledge, so that yo may be filled with all the fullness of God." (Eph.5:16-19)
As we journey towards Easter and deepen our personal preparation for the Lord's death and resurrection; the work of his infinite love and mercy, we invite you to this day of renewal and prayer.
Focusing is a gentle path that can help us open to the Spirit at work with us.
Led by: Fr.Pat Duffy CP & Margaret Webb
Cost for each day: £30 (includes lunch
Prayer around the Cross