About the Discalced Carmelite Priory and Retreat Centre, Termonbacca, Derry

About Termonbacca

 

The Discalced Carmelites came to Derry in 1982 at the invitation of the then Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly. He wished to have a retreat centre in the diocese. He recommended that the friars acquire the Nazareth Home which was closing. The first community arrived on June 7, 1982. There was a Mass to welcome the new community in the Long Tower Church on June 9, 1982.

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Carmelite Spirituality Centres in Ireland and England
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Mass and Confession
at Termonbacca

Mass is at 8.00 a.m. each morning.
Mass is now streamed each morning on our YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/termonbacca+derry


Confessions are available Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons between 3pm and 5pm.
 

 

About the Discalced Carmelites

The Discalced Carmelites, known officially as the Order of the Discalced Carmelites of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, is a Catholic mendicant order with roots in the 13th century eremitic tradition on Mount Carmel. The first Carmelites were expelled from the Holy Land in the mid 13th century and moved to Europe. The Order of Discalced Carmelites was established in the 16th century, throught the reform of the Order by Saint Teresa of Ávila and Saint John of the Cross. The Order established its first house in Ireland in 1645.


 

Retreats

Throughout the year we offer a number of retreats/functions which are open to all. Upcoming retreats will be advertised on our site and facebook page.  If you are interested in any of these, full details can be obtained by contacting us.

We are very happy to accommodate groups who wish to organise their own retreats, seminars, conferences workshops and functions in Termonbacca. We can assist in the planning of any group retreats also.

Rooms can be booked for periods of private retreat. The scenic surroundings create a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere which is extremely conducive to prayer, reflection and relaxation. 

To enquire about any retreats please get in touch. 

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Time to Retreat

Throughout the year we offer a number of retreats/functions which are open to all. Upcoming retreats will be advertised on our site and facebook page.  If you are interested in any of these, full details can be obtained by contacting us.

We are very happy to accommodate groups who wish to organise their own retreats, seminars, conferences workshops and functions in Termonbacca. We can assist in the planning of any group retreats also.

Rooms can be booked for periods of private retreat. The scenic surroundings create a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere which is extremely conducive to prayer, reflection and relaxation. 

To enquire about any retreats please get in touch.

Groups that meet at Termonbacca

Discalced Carmelite
Secular Order

Cursillo

Matt Talbot
Prayer Group

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"The members of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites are faithful members of the Church, called to live “in allegiance to Jesus Christ” through “friendship with the One we know loves us” and in service to the Church. Under the protection of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, in the biblical tradition of the prophet Elijah and inspired by the teachings of St Teresa of Jesus and St John of the Cross, they seek to deepen their Christian commitment received in baptism." (OCDS Constitutions 3)

Meetings of the Secular Order are suspended due to Covid.

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A Cursillo is a short course in Christianity. These are delivered usually three times a year in residential three-day weekends.

The local community of Cursillestas (people who have completed the Cursillo weekend) meet in a friendship night here in Termonbacca every Wednesday night at 7:30pm. There they can join in friendship, prayer, song and fellowship offering support to one another in the Christian journey. 

 

Ladies

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Every Tuesday at 7:30pm the Matt Talbot prayer group meet here in Termonbacca.

They spend time in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and offer prayers, through the intercession of Matt Talbot, for all those caught in addiction and for their families. They pray for the grace of continued sobriety for those in recovery from addiction. 

The group is open for anyone who wishes to join in prayer to come along. 

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Every Tuesday evening there is a ladies prayer group that meet in the oratory for Adoration and prayers. This hour of prayer is fin ished off by a cup of tea and a chat. All welcome to come along.