Finding God in the Singing Heart of the World
Opening some pages in the Other Book of Revelation.
John Feehan is a native of Birr, Ireland and is one of Ireland’s leading geologists, botanists, environmental communicators, authors and broadcasters. After receiving his PhD on the geology of the Slieve Bloom and Devilsbit Mountains in 1980, John went on to become a Senior Lecturer in the School of Agriculture and Food Science at University College Dublin, where he taught for twenty years up to his retirement in 2012.
John’s work is driven by a deep commitment to the maintenance of rural biodiversity and cultural heritage, … Read More >
“Knowing Our Place – From Stardust to Sand”
How do I incorporate scientific discoveries with my story of faith? What does evolution tell me about God, creation, nature, and my place in it all?
How can I celebrate being Christian in an evolving universe?
The new dialogues between contemporary culture/society, science and religion are ever changing, there is an urgent need for literacy about the nature-society relationship. There are valid challenges to our inherited structures for living and a need to reinterpret our traditional beliefs about the source of the universe, creation itself and the place of humans within it, theologically and philosophically.
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A Retreat based on Kavanagh’s Spirituality rooted in Creation.
This 3-day retreat draws its inspiration from the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh who was fascinated by a God he finds in the fields, in the hedgerows, in a cut away bog and in the waters of the Grand Canal. His spirituality throughout, is remarkably close to that of Laudato Si’.
Kavanagh’s poems suggest a man fascinated by God. He found God in the fields, in the hedgerows, “in the swamps and marshes…”, in short: “in the bits and pieces of every day.” Few writers, secular or sacred, have more persistently engaged in figuring … Read More >
Praying – “It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in which another voice may speak.” Mary Oliver
During this retreat we will explore how silence, music, poetry and scripture offer a deep listening and creative response to prayer. Our time together brings hope and direction in our pilgrim path of companionship and presence with God.
Deirdre Ni Chinneide, trained … Read More >