Update 13th July 2020

Firstly we would like to confirm that the Individually Guided retreat beginning on the 17th of August will be going ahead as planned.

Update on the Preached Retreat

As you know, we had hoped to be able to re-open in time for the Preached Retreat on the 3rd of August. The go-ahead for indoor hospitality is only now rescheduled for the 3rd of August, with the proviso that outdoor hospitality beginning on the 13th of July goes safely with no spikes in infection.

For that reason, we have thought it advisable to postpone our re-opening for groups for a little longer.

Conscious that both Preached Retreats have now been cancelled, we are offering for those who wish, a 5-day retreat running from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th of August over the internet using Zoom.

Fr Eamonn Mulcahy has kindly agreed to give 2 talks per day at 10.30 am and 4.30 pm. The theme for his retreat will be:

“The Challenge of following Jesus in a Post-Pandemic World.”

The cost of the retreat will be £100, which many have already paid in the form of deposits.

To join the retreat you will need an internet connection with the Zoom application downloaded and installed.

If you wish to take part in this retreat, please email us at loretocentre@yahoo.co.uk with your email address. We will then send you a link with an invitation to join the retreat.

Post Covid world has certainly changed our way of living and interacting. We are working hard to ensure that everything is as safe as it can be for when we welcome you back face to face.

May the Good Lord protect us all and hasten that day.

Update 1st July 2020

Good morning friends. As from 13th July we will be open for limited self catering, by limited I mean, a small group of people from the same bubble. Please contact via email as office not being manned yet.

Also, it is HOPED to have the August retreat 3rd to 10th,but unfortunately Bishop Crowley will not be directing. Fr Eamonn Mulcahy who was booked for May has very kindly agreed to step in. Obviously some may not feel ready to come out so soon. We will be in contact when Welsh authorities give us more details. Anyone who missed May may apply for August, by email.

Finally there will be an IGR 17th August to 26th morning. Again, anyone who missed out and who wants to join this, please contact via email.

Till then, let us keep each other in prayer

Update 11th May 2020

Dear friends,

As it would appear we will not be offering any retreats etc in the near future we have made the following arrangements for deposits.

Deposits may be transferred to another visit before end of 2021

OR refunds will be made to those who prefer , if you send us an email, stating you wish a refund AND the method of paying. If you paid by cheque please include your postal address.

Finally, there is an option for those who booked for an IGR to do it on line, for as long as the centre is closed.

Living Theology Living Theology has been postponed until weekend of 9th-11th July 2021

Retreat for the Deaf: Has been postponed until 28th-31st may 2021

24th March 2020


Special week of prayer for the pandemic to end. “To the pandemic of the virus we want to respond with the universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness”. (Pope Francis)

Update 19th March 2020

In these troubled days for everyone, we would like to assure you of the prayer of our IBVM community, for yourselves and your families.  Likewise, we ask you for your prayer for us, especially for our most vulnerable sisters. 

Spiritual Direction by qualified Loreto Sisters from the community is available by prior arrangement. This is available for both staying guests and for day visitors to the Centre.

During this time when many people are self-isolating, and while Loreto Centre is temporarily closed, we would like to offer the possibility of making an Individually Guided Retreat (any length, from 2 to 8 days) via Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom or Facetime (or even the phone!).  The structure of the retreat can be tailored to your circumstances.

If you are interested, and for more information please contact me by email (loretocentre@yahoo.co.uk) with your contact information and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

We suggest a donation of £25 per session, or whatever can be afforded.

We ask you to pass this message on to anyone you know who might be interested. 

United in prayer, and with best wishes,

Ewa Bem IBVM

Loreto Centre Entrance

Update 18th March 2020

A lot can happen in a day.

In line with government advice and guidelines, we have taken the decision to close the centre until the 30th of April 2020.

Before that date, hopefully, things will be much clearer and we will update you through the website and our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/loretollandudno/.

In the meantime, let us continue to pray with great confidence in the Lord’s power for healing for each of us and for our world.

At the Loreto Centre, we offer an ideal location for those of all religions and none seeking a quiet place for peace, rest and prayer away from the stresses of daily life.

The local environment offers plenty of walks and areas to sit and watch the world go by within the local environment. We are only a few minutes away from the coast and right next to the Great Orme, which offers breathtaking views of Llandudno and the surrounding area.

Loreto Centre is available for groups who wish to conduct their own retreat programme, those requiring respite from ministry, individuals who either wish to take part in our organised retreats or enjoy a quiet retreat alone. We have accommodation solutions to suit everyone, please ask us for details via our general enquiry page.

If you attended Loreto when it was a school, you can post memories of your time here on our History of the Loreto Centre page.

If you have visited us recently, you can now leave feedback and sign our Guestbook.

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