School of the Announciation - Centre for the New Evanghelism School of the Announciation - Angel Statue
at Buckfast Abbey - Devon


Teresa of Avila / John of the Cross / Therese of Lisieux

Spiritual Theology Conferences

 Buckfast Abbey, Devon

Summer 2018

This course is designed for those preparing to work in the vineyard of the Lord. Come and learn about the fundamental aspects of the supernatural life and the graced soul's path towards union with God.

      Introduction to Spiritual Theology

Accommodation: Northgate House

The course takes place in the tranquillity of the monastic surroundings, on the banks of the beautiful river Dart, and includes full board and en-suite accommodation at Buckfast Abbey's Northgate House

      The Universal Call to Holiness

      The Gifts of the Holy Spirit

      The Interior Castle & the Life of Prayer

      Models for Spiritual Direction


This course is offered on two dates:

     Tuesday 12 - Friday 15 June 2018

     Monday 30 July - Thursday 2 August 2018

What is included

The Conference begins with supper at 5.00pm on the first day and finishes at lunchtime on the last day. Full room and board is included in the cost. The programme is designed to include lectures and seminars set within the rhythm of daily prayer of the resident Benedictine monastic community.

Cost of the Conference

Each four-day conference is £345 with a registration fee of £50 payable upon application. This price includes accommodation and full board at Buckfast.

Special Price: Book two summer-courses for a special price of £650. Pay only one registration fee of £50.

For those who wish to attend only the classes, there is a day-rate of £60.

Course Leader: Dr. Denise Oliver

Dr. Denise Oliver leads the teaching team for this course. Prior to joining the School of the Annunciation, Dr Oliver was a professor at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, teaching courses in Spiritual Theology for the Licentiate programme.

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How to register  

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Alternatively, to register by post, please download and print an application form here.

Closing date for applications:

Conference 1: 29th May 2018

Conference 2: 16th July 2018

Cancellation Rights: You have a 14-day cooling-off period which starts from the date of acceptance.