Catholic Mothers East Anglia hosts two retreats

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Catholic Mothers East Anglia hosts two retreats

Over the past few months the group Catholic Mothers East Anglia has hosted two retreats, reports Katy Torcat.

The idea of this group to help nurture and provide a community for all mothers living the faith, so they can connect, meet up, grow and support each other.

We held a Mothers’ Day retreat in the beautiful Suffolk parish of Withermarsh Green. Mothers from around the diocese travelled to attend for a day of peace, prayer and friendship. We attended Holy Mass, prayed devotions, adoration and were inspired by Fr Henry Whisenant to grow in the many virtues needed for motherhood.

There was still had time for plenty of coffee and chats and it felt truly special to be together with so many inspiring mothers and to celebrate this incredible call to motherhood that we all share. 

During Holy Week, 30 families travelled to Walsingham for our first Family Day (pictured above). The Ignite Youth Team animated different children’s workshops focusing on preparing for the Triduum, Sarah De Nordwall challenged the teens with some Catholic media training and Mrs Helvi Moore from The Marriage and Family Life Commission enlightened parents on the topic of the Four Temperaments.

The day was a busy one, with Mass, a fantastic shared lunch, workshops, Stations of the Cross and children walking the Holy Mile. We finished the day with beautiful family friendly Adoration in Walsingham village. Parents and children were filled with joy as we had a chance to pray and spend time together as we prepared our hearts for Easter.

A special thanks to those who gave up time to make these days possible, we look forward to hosting more in the coming months. For details, please contact:

Catholic Mothers East Anglia is one of many subgroups around the country and part of the larger community Catholic Mothers UK-  you can read more about this apostolate on their website :