What is ECHO?
ECHO is truly a unique Catholic retreat experience that is rooted in St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Combining dynamic talks, prayer and sacraments, daily Mass and Adoration, small group discussions, artistic expression, and authentic community, ECHO takes participants on a journey to answer the deepest questions of the human heart. Questions such as: Who am I? What is my vocation? How can I truly find happiness? What is God’s plan for my life?

Who is ECHO for?
ECHO is open to young adults who are between 18-35 years of age. ECHO is open to all states of life: single, married, consecrated, priests, and religious. It is also a great retreat for catechists, teachers, missionaries, and anyone else who desires to share God’s plan for human love with others.

Where is it taking place?
The retreat is held in the heart of the village of Little Walsingham, just steps from the pre-Reformation site of the original Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. Participants stay in Elmham House while talks and other activities are held around the village and the Catholic Shrine of Our Lady.

When will it start and finish?
We will likely start with Mass around 5pm on Saturday 31 October 2020. The retreat will finish around 2pm on Thursday 5 November.

Testimonials

“I can’t thank you enough for this life changing week. Please run another! It’s sparked a fire in me that I hope never goes out, and has framed my vocation, womanhood, and sexuality in a totally new way for me.”

“As a new Catholic, I loved meeting other young Catholics and witnessing the ‘family of faith’.’ It was very moving and inspiring.”

“I’m incredibly grateful to absolutely everyone involved in ECHO Walsingham. It is an experience I will never forget and hope very much to be able to attend again.”

“When I came to ECHO, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but of all the many retreats I have been to over the years this one tops them all! I have never quite experienced the heart of the Father in such a tangible way…If you’re looking for a retreat to hear and find perhaps where God is calling you…this is the best place.”

How much does it cost?
Registration opens on Thursday 19 March, the Solemnity of St Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Option 1
• Book by Friday 19 June, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
• £250 (deposit £100)
• Accommodation could be in single or twin rooms. A £100 supplement will guarantee a single room.

Option 2
• Book after Friday 19 June (i.e. 20 June or later)
• £300 (deposit £100)
• Accommodation could be in single or twin rooms. A £100 supplement will guarantee a single room.

Cancellation Policy*
1. There is a non-refundable deposit of £100 required to secure your spot at ECHO Walsingham. In the event of cancellation for any reason, this amount cannot be refunded.
2. If cancellation occurs before Monday 19 October 2020 (10 business days prior to the retreat), you will be refunded any monies paid over £100.
3. If cancellation occurs after on or after Monday 19 October 2020, we may be unable to reimburse any ECHO registration fees and you are still responsible for the full registration balance.

*Before booking, please ensure you have read and accepted the cancellation policy above.

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Financial assistance
If you have friends or relatives who want to donate to help cover your costs, they can do so here.
We hope to be able to offer bursary assistance, depending on securing funding. Please contact us for further information.

How do I find out more?
• Email echo@walsingham.org.uk.
• Web: www.walsingham.org.uk
• Follow ECHO Walsingham and the Catholic National Shrine of Our Lady on:
– Facebook: @ECHOWalsinghamTOB and @WalsinghamBlog
– Twitter: @WalsinghamEN
– Instagram: @ECHOWalsingham and @BasilicaWalsingham
• Telephone: call Elmham House reception on 01328 820 495 and leave a message for the ECHO co-ordinator.

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