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We invite you to a Seven day Retreat

At Mem Soares (House of Peace) Castelo De Vide, Portugal

Due to the Government Health restrictions on travel, it has been decided not to organise any retreats to Portugal this year. 








The week includes the following:

Full Board (Three Meals a Day)

One Day Excursion to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima

Visit to historical local town of Castelo De Vide

Holy Mass at the Cathedral of Portalegre

Rosary at the Blessed Chapel of Our Lady of Penha, Castelo De Vide

Visit to lakes situated in the National Park

Last Day Visit to Lisbon:

St Anthony’s birthplace and Lisbon Cathedral

Explore the surrounding area of the old part of Lisbon


Full Retreat Programmes

Daily Rosary, Daily Mass, Blessed Adoration,

Talks from the Team based on Dr Sister Betty

(Love Heals Body Mind and Spirit Spiritual Director) Nina's Philosophy

Return Scheduled Flights:

T.A.P. Portuguese Airlines (London Heathrow - Lisbon)

Return Coach Transfers from Airport to Retreat

The cost will be £---- All Inclusive 

Please secure your booking now to make sure you get a place





For more information

David or Eileen, Telephone: 0208 542 2476

The Retreats to Mem Soares are on hold at the moment and will be continued in 2025



Pilgrims Reviews for Mem Soares September 2018/19

Josephine Corner-Munroe

Well! What can I say? How to condense the marvellous spiritual experience I enjoyed at Mem Soares?

On the evening we arrived we were welcomed by a group of kindly nuns. They mainly spoke Portuguese but their smiles spoke volumes. I was struck by the peace and stillness of the place. It enveloped me like a warm comfort blanket although that was definitely not needed in the warm Portuguese sunshine. 

A routine soon developed of daily mass, the rosary outside under the sun's benevolent rays. Talks, Christian meditation, and evening services. The excursions were wonderful. In particular was the day at Fatima, the visit to the tiny chapel of Our Lady of Penha and the awe aspiring lakes and scenery of the National Park.

As the week slipped past I felt my cares and worries dissolving. I became much more aware of the deep and abiding love that God has for all of us. It made me feel stronger and closer to God. I realized the power of prayer and the importance of it in my life.

After a fantastic last day in Lisbon where we visited St. Anthony's Cathedral, I felt sad as we made our way to the airport looking at the old world elegance of the streets of Lisbon from the coach window. I wanted to come back again!

After exchanging phone numbers with other members of the group (a very friendly bunch) , I was left with many happy memories of a retreat that affected me so positively.

Joseph Gillett

There are too many positive points to raise from the retreat but: 

One thing (or two!) on the retreat that specifically gave a renewed calling to advance my journey of faith: 

Talking to Fr Bill our resident Priest, He made himself very accessible and both his preaching style and content and his personal input at different times greatly helped.

And the fellowship with this particular group really helped me a lot and renewed my faith and purpose. 

Thank you David & Eileen & all the team. Praise God!  

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