17-28 SEPTEMBER 2007    

 Full board/ensuite: £1,200
Retreat-giver: Dom Gervase Holdaway,OSB,MA
Oblate Director, Douai Abbey, Berkshire

Basilicata(ancient Lucania and part of Magna Grecia) is the in-step of Italy.Lying between two seas amid lakes and mountains, it offers a rich variety of prehistoric,Greek,Roman and medieval sites.This is the wild country to which Carlo Levi(1902-1975),author of “Christ stopped at Eboli”was exiled and more recently,Mel Gibson’s film “The Passion of the Christ” used Matera for its outside scenes.The scenery is stunning,and the Regional Parks filled with ancient cave churches.
We shall be staying at the Casa di Spiritualita Sant’Anna, the retreat house of the Archdiocese of Matera,in the centre of the city,with 30 comfortable ensuite rooms,Chapel,Conference Hall and garden.
In addition to a full programme of talks and liturgies, we shall enjoy excursions to:

The price includes: