Rorate Caeli


WHEN: Monday 4 May 2015, 6pm - Friday 8 May 2015, 1pm

FOR WHOM: Not only priests, diocesan or not, but any English-speaking consecrated men are welcome, including deacons, religious and seminarians (cum permissione superiorum), irrespective of nationality and country of residence.

WHERE: Diocesan Marian Shrine of Wigratzbad in the diocese of Augsburg, Bavaria (South Germany) at the Pilgerheim Sankt Josef. Across the street is the Motherhouse of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter, home to our first international seminary, where 80 young men are currently preparing for the priesthood.

THEME (all in English):

Death, Judgment, Hell and Heaven. No one ends up in Hell against their will. According to God’s bounty, our destination is eternal happiness with Him, provided we strive to correspond to God’s grace according to our specific mission as consecrated men.

BY WHOM: Every year, Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP preaches a retreat or leads a pilgrimage for clergy: 13 attended last year; 15 the year before. Mostly diocesan priests from the UK. Our local Ordinary, Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth, kindly supports those retreats.

COST: £299 (all inclusive for 4 full days full board in modern single rooms with en-suite bathroom + conference room + organisation fees + return airport transfer Zurich-Wigratzbad). Stay until Saturday 9 May for an optional tourism day: add £80 extra, i.e. £379 in total.

Not included: your journey (apart from airport transfer with our group from Zurich and return).


1) As part of our UK group: book your ticket now on for the following return flight (current price £95 return):
Easyjet flight: Mon 04 May 2015: London Luton to Zurich Dep 13:20 - Arr 16:00 - Flight EZY204516
Easyjet flight: Fri 08 May 2015: Zurich to London Luton Dep 16:30 - Arr 17:15 - Flight EZY204616
Transfer from Zurich airport to Wigratzbad and return by hired coach will be organised for our group.

2) Separately from our UK group: Please make your own way to Pilgerheim Sankt Josef. Nearest railway station is HERGATZ (1 mile from Wigratzbad), on the Munich-Lindau-Zurich line. Zurich and Munich airports are 2h drive from Wigratzbad. Memmingen and Friedrichshafen airports are 40mn drive from Wigratzbad.

One conference preached in English in the morning and another one in the afternoon. Daily Eucharistic adoration at the shrine (with optional Rosary). Private Masses in the Ordinary or Extraordinary Form as you prefer. Latin Compline (on option: EF Divine Office and Community Mass with the 80 seminarians). Meals in silence with table readings. Optional private meeting with Retreat Master. Several English speaking confessors.

BOOKING from the UK and outside the UK (only in British Pounds):

Please send your Name-Surname-Address-Diocese/Community-Telephone-Email with your £100 deposit cheque made payable to FSSP ENGLAND to: Clergy Retreat, St John Fisher House, 17 Eastern Avenue, Reading, RG1 5RU, England.
Bank transfer to our account at:
Lloyds TSB, Palmerston Branch Road Southsea, under 'FSSP ENGLAND'
Account number: 02027225 Sort Code: 30-93-04

BIC: LOYDGB21361 IBAN: GB09 LOYD 3093 0402 0272 25