3 Day Retreat – Fr. Brendan Nolan PP *

3 Day Retreat – Fr. Brendan Nolan PP *

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“Quietly glimpsing the Liturgical Year through our Heritage of Poems, Hymns and Antiphons”   * Can be a 6 Day Retreat if combined with Fr Michael Rogers’ Retreat     July 3rd to 6th.   Fr. Brendan Nolan is a priest of the Diocese of Ferns, Parish Priest of Blackwater, Co. Wexford and former Director of Pilgrimage at Our Ladies Island. Read More >

3 Day Retreat – Fr. Michael Rogers SPS *

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“The Christian Way in Christ from Incarnation to Resurrection”   * Can be a 6 Day Retreat if combined with Fr Brendan Nolan’s Retreat     July 6th to 9th.   Fr. Michael Rodgers is a member of St. Patricks Missionary Society. He returned to Ireland after twenty years missionary service, in Kenya, to serve on his congregation’s leadership team. During this time he began to explore his own roots, a journey that led him eventually to mystical Glendalough. He spent much time exploring the valley and its story. It became apparent that there was a hunger in people for a more natural and soulful … Read More >

Retreat – Rev. Dr. Ruth Patterson

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‘Living The Future We Long For In The Now’ These strange, hard times through which we are living present us with many challenges – and choices.  Based on Scripture, Ruth will reflect with us on living the present moment with hope, faith – and love.   Rev. Dr. Ruth Patterson is a Presbyterian minister who for almost 30 years has been Director of Restoration Ministries, a non denominational, Christian organisation committed to peace and reconciliation. In 1976 she was the first woman to be ordained in Ireland and in 2003 was awarded an OBE for her efforts in reconciliation. She has written four … Read More >

Retreat – Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD

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“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son” (John 3.16) Sometimes we forget that we are loved by God. During this retreat we will try to grasp the implications of God giving his one and only Son for the life of the world, our world.   Fr. Gerard McCarthy is a member of the Divine Word Missionaries. Since his return from Africa he has been actively involved in the Biblical Apostolate, giving retreats and parish biblical courses. Read More >

Weekend Retreat

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Who do you say that I am? This weekend retreat will explore responses in poetry to Jesus’ question to his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” The poems are drawn from, those commissioned by poet John F Deane for, a special issue of the Poetry Ireland Review. They are also drawn from John F Deane’s own poetic response to the question. Participants will be invited to reflect on their own responses to the question, in the light of the poetry and appropriate scripture passages.   Mr Eoin Garrett is a visiting director in Manresa Jesuit Retreat House. Eoin completed the two-year course in … Read More >