November 2009 a TV programme was filmed at St Beuno's which is to be
shown in the UK on BBC 2 nearly 12 months later. Five people were brought
to St Beuno's by the film company "Tiger Aspect" to experience
a silent, individually guided retreat.
Retreat givers were Sr Renate Düllmann O.P. from the St Beuno's
team, and members of the teams from Loyola Hall, The Centre of Ignatian
Spirituality in Glasgow and Campion Hall, Oxford.
This was produced by the same team that brought "The Monastery"
and has the Abbot of Worth, Christopher Jamison as the programmes' narrator.
Though the concept of silence in the programmes may
be more that of the Benedictine Monk than the Jesuit priest, the programmes
will show something of the way that a time of quiet can enable people
to re-connect with their past and find themselves and God.
The participants are not the sort of pious people
many might expect to come on retreat.
Big Silence DVD from St Beuno's Bookshop
BBC Radio Wales
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Roy Jenkins, host of All
interview many of the St Beuno's staff and participants in a half-hour
programme dedicated to St Beuno's. Broadcast on BBC Radio Wales in 2009.
Scarisbrick of the English Service of Vatican Radio interviews Fr
David Birchall SJ, Director of St Beuno's, in an 8 minute programme
on St Beuno's and its work.
on Vatican Radio April 2011
Broadcast which was on Vatican Radio in January 2009.
For other programmes from these two sources:
Radio Wales: All Things Considered
Radio English Service