St Rita's Day 2013
22 May 2013
Mass and Blessing of the Roses for the sick will be at 12 noon on Wednesday 22nd May in the marquee at St Rita's Centre.
Hot drinks will be available but please remember to bring your own packed lunch. Two shops will be open: one in the Conference Centre which will be selling St Rita items and the St Rita Rose, the other shop in St Rita's Promotions building will sell all other religious articles.
In January we had a stand at the Christian Resources Exhibition in Bristol. We will put the stand together again for St Rita's Day and you can visit the stand and look at the Slide Show of the centre in the Conference room.
Benediction will be at 3.30pm. After Benediction any religious articles you have purchased will be blessed.
Lent Day of Recollection
09 March 2013
Fr Gerald Wilson O.A.R. will talk about the Year of Faith. 11am - 4.30pm Cost £20 which includes lunch. The day will finish with Mass. Please ring St Rita's Promotions to register for this Day. 01404 42635 or email email@example.com
29 January 2013
The Christian Resources Ehibition in Bristol was a wonderful experience for St Rita's Retreat & Conference Centre. We spent 2 days at the Frenchay Campus Conference Centre and spoke to close on 1,000 people and gave out information sheets about our Centre. The organisation was wonderful and there was a very happy, positive atmosphere; we made lots of friends among the other Exhibitors and hope to get many enquiries and bookings during the coming year.
Our Stand at the Bristol Exhibition Jan 2013
Exhibition - Bristol
24 January 2013
St Rita's Retreat Centre will have a stand at the 2013 West Christian Resources Exhibition taking place in at the Frenchay Campus Bristol on 23rd & 24th January.
We hope to meet some of our benefactors as well as making new contacts on Stand C35
Special Offer for the duration of the Exhibition only - any group who book St Rita's Retreat Centre for their 2013 retreat will receive a 10% discount.
The St Rita Rose
28 November 2011
The St Rita Rose
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” is a quote by William Shakespeare from his play Romeo and Juliet. At Rita’s Centre we have our own rose; a new rose called ‘The St Rita Rose’.
"Earlier this year I purchased a St Rita Rose bush for my wife (her name is Rita) as a gift for her feast day. It is flourishing and has been blooming continuously - it is a delightful addition to our small garden. Thank you for bringing it to our attention"
(name withheld but kept on file in the office)
The rose has been cultivated and named in honour of this incredible ‘Saint of the Helpless’. The story of St Rita’s life tells us that in January 1457 as Rita lay dying, she asked a relative to bring her a rose from the garden at her old home, a strange request in January. The relative went to the garden and there she found a lone rose in bloom. The rose was soon in Rita’s room, which we are told soon became full of the scent of roses.
On St Rita’s feast day, Sunday 22nd May, there will be Mass followed by the blessing and distribution of roses for the sick at 12noon at St Rita’s Centre, Honiton. Following Mass the new rose will be blessed and planted at the Centre by Fr Gerald Wilson, Vicar Provincial of the Order of Augustinian Recollects. The rose is a beautiful lemon/yellow floribunda chosen because yellow is the symbol of joy, happiness, optimism, idealism, imagination, hope, sunshine, summer, gold and philosophy and is available to anyone from World of Roses £12.95 and for each rose bush sold St Rita’s Centre will receive a £2 donation.
To Order a St Rita Rose bush telephone: 08452 606888. Web Site: www.worldofroses.com
Our New Mug
30 November -0001
On sale in our shop is a Bone China mug made in Cornwall featuring a picture of St Rta on one side and the St Rita Rose on the other side. £7.50 each.