And Jesus said to them,
“Come away by yourselves to a lonely place,
and rest a while.”

Mark 6:31

Individual Private Retreats

Retreats can be booked for a day (bring a packed lunch), or for a few days (meals provided).

Our retreat house numbers 6 rooms: 3 double rooms (of which 1 is en-suite) and 3 single rooms.

Retreatants are encouraged to join the Sisters for our times of prayer,
and are welcome to take walks in the beautiful Forest.

The sisters can offer guidance for private retreats, if requested.

Cost: £50 per 24hrs

Contact us for availability.

Group Day Retreats 


We also welcome groups who wish to come for a day’s retreat.

The sisters normally lead those days, providing guidance and teaching as well as hospitality.

Day group retreatants should bring a packed lunch.

Cost: £10 per person


We welcome school groups (no more than 30 pupils per group) who wish to be led in a day’s retreat by the sisters. The day will include teaching, prayer and Mass, as well as an opportunity to enjoy the grounds of the Priory.

School groups should bring a packed lunch.

Contact the Sisters for pricing.

Group Retreats – Weekends

We welcome small groups during the weekend, up to 10 persons.

We also welcome Confirmation groups, whose retreat we would lead,
provided there are less than 25 retreatants
(including accompanying adults).

Please contact the Sisters for pricing and availability.

Study – Discernment – Sacred Triduum

for Catholic women, aged 18-35yrs

In Corde Christi
Study Retreats

Every year we have two study retreat weekends – one in the spring and one in autumn.  These weekends are aimed at helping young women (aged 18-35yrs) to grow in their faith, knowledge, and love of our Lord by providing a space for solid teaching of the faith (usually given by the Sisters), a prayerful atmosphere for the Sacred Liturgy, and time for fellowship amongst other young women seeking the same formation.

The next study retreat is scheduled for

Amata Dei
Discernment Retreat

The “Amata Dei” retreat is our annual “Come & See” retreat for single, Catholic women, aged 18-35yrs.  The retreat offers formation in the understanding of what vocational discernment is, how to engage in discernment, and specific discernment of the religious vocation.

Retreatants are encouraged to join the sisters in the Sacred Liturgy and times of prayer, as well as participate in our times of recreation.  The sisters join the retreatants for lunch and supper, and there is one-on-one time available should anyone wish to speak individually with a sister.

The next Amata Dei retreat is

Sacred Triduum Retreat

An opportunity for single Catholic women (18-35yrs) to experience the rich liturgy of the Sacred Triduum with the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph.  Time for prayer, fellowship, and formation offered in preparation for Easter.

The next Sacred Triduum retreat is

If you are interested in attending any of these retreats, please RSVP by at least one week prior to the retreat as spaces are very limited.

Retreats begin on Friday evening at 6pm with a light supper and end on Sunday after lunch, approximately 3pm.  Retreatants are welcome to arrive earlier in the afternoon to settle in (2:45-4:30pm) and, if travelling by train, we are happy to pick you up from Brockenhurst station.  (If you are passing through Southampton Central station, please phone the Sisters upon your departure of that station.)

The suggested donation is £60 which covers full board and room.

(If there is financial difficultly, please let us know – do not let money be a reason to miss these amazing experiences!)

For more information and/or to Register: