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
ASH WEDNESDAY : Day of Prayer
Pope Francis announced that 2015 is to be a year dedicated to the Religious Life, and is asking the church's religious sisters, brothers and priests to "wake up the world" with their testimony of faith, holiness and hope.
As a response to... that call the Passionist Community are having a day of prayer on ASH WEDNESDAY in solidarity with vowed woman and men working for a better world, often in difficult and sometimes dangerous situations. The day begins at 10am with Morning Prayer of the Church followed by silent prayer throughout the day. The prayer time will be marked with a Sacred Song on the hour. Tea/Coffee will be available throughout this time. The day of Prayer will conclude with Evening Prayer of the Church at 7pm and our guest speaker will be Fr. Paul Francis Spencer CP the Vocations Co-ordinator for the Passionsts of St Patrick's Province. Please consider marking the beginning of Lent by joining us for silence and prayer.
Pre Marriage Course dates for 2015:
Saturday 16th May and Sunday 17th May
Saturday 3rd October and Sunday 4th October.
Tobar Mhuire Calendar 2015
Each year we produce a quality calendar highlighting the life of the place over the year. If you would like a copy please contact our secretary at Tobar Mhuire Reception Telephone 028 44 830242 or email: email@example.com Donation £4.
On Saturday 13th December, Rev. Frank Trias CP was ordained to the Diaconate by the Archbishop of Dublin Dr. Diarmuid Martin. The ceremony took place in St Paul of the Cross Church Mount Argus Dublin. Frank, along with Gareth spent their Noviciate year in Tobar Mhuire and frequently return to help out. More photos in the NEWS tab.
Autumn Retreat Programme 2014/15 Published (click on Retreat)