With love beyond telling:
Mary in the opening chapters of the Gospels of Luke and Matthew.
Séamus Enright is a Redemptorist; a preacher and community activist, with an interest in the history of religious life. He has been involved in leadership at local and provincial levels and was involved in continuing formation for many years. He has introduced Redemptorist novices and students in Ireland, the United States and the Philippines to the history of the congregation.
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Finding Freedom from Personal and Ancestral Issues Moving beyond Loss, Trauma and Victimhood
Jim uses his amazing wood carvings to explore core human issues – if you have not yet experienced his unique workshops, do not miss this opportunity.
Fr Jim Cogley is a psychotherapist and woodturner with over forty years experience. He was an associate of the renowned pioneer in Family Tree Healing Dr Ken McAll. Currently Director of Pilgrimage in Our Ladys Island in Co. Wexford, his particular interest is that of Healing, both personal and intergenerational, and how the past that is unacknowledged can still influence the present. As … Read More >
The Second Half of Life: A journey from Success to Significance
It is only in the second half of life that we truly come to know who we are and thus create a life that has meaning. These days of retreat, rest, renewal will explore ways to embrace our authentic selves as God’s beloved, deepen our most valuable relationships, reclaim our untended talents and refresh our spirit for the years ahead.
Father Hugh Lagan is a priest with the Society of African Missions and a chartered clinical psychologist. He has led retreats and workshops internationally on psychological and spiritual well-being, trauma … Read More >
Called by Jesus into the love of God
“Come and see” invites each one of us do discover Gods immense compassionate love for us. This call challenges us to let go of the many misunderstandings and misconceptions we may have of ourselves and of God. These days we will reflect and be present to Jesus invitation to us, so that we may have a freedom to let God love us
Fr. John Finn is a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. He is currently based in Cork and is the Community Leader. Fr John has worked in many and varied settings … Read More >
“Rediscovering our Sisters in Faith”
Jessie’s reflections will be drawn from the many often overlooked biblical texts where women are present and active.
Dr Jessie Rogers lectures in Sacred Scripture and is Dean of Theology at St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth.
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This is a gentle day, a gift to yourself of care. A day of curiosity, reflection and rest. On this day, we will draw together, the Somatic (Body), Psychological (Mental and Emotional), and Spiritual and explore how connection with our Earth unites all three.
“For 245 million years, and for 99.999 percent of the 66 million years since, God was happy to have a good universe that included neither a single human nor a single religion, but lots and lots and lots of reptiles….For humans to make sense to ourselves, I think we’re going to have to rediscover our kinship with the reptiles—and … Read More >
‘A Peace the World cannot give….’ (John14;27).
A journey towards inner stillness; the gift of a calm mind and an open heart – even in adverse circumstances! (Meditation, scripture, reflective input, poetry etc).
Martina Lehane Sheehan is an accredited Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, and Author. She was, until 2019, Director of Retreats and Programmes in Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork, and is regularly invited to facilitate retreats and workshops both nationally and internationally. Martina is the author of four bestselling books. Together with her late husband, Patrick, she has also created two CDs, ‘Soul Space; Meditations and Lyrics for stillness’ and ‘Beyond Mindfulness: Guided … 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 >
Allowing ourselves to be led by the Spirit – “When the Spirit of truth comes, s/he will guide you into all the truth” (John 16:13)
Our retreat will bring together praying the Word of God (Lectio Divina), Christian meditation, the Eucharist and plenty of personal time. The biblical inspiration will all come from the Gospel of John, which has an exceptionally rich teaching on the Holy Spirit, the Advocate.
Fr. Kieran O’Mahony OSA is an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. He is coordinator of biblical studies with the Dublin Archdiocese and is well-known for his very popular Weekly Notes – an email … Read More >
The Triduum of the Risen Christ invites us to contemplate the profound meaning of this sacred event and its transforming power in our lives.
(Leaving after breakfast on Easter Sunday.)
Fr. Joe McGee is the Provincial leader of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Ireland. Fr Joe also worked as Provincial Leader of the Irish Province from 2011 to 2017. Fr. Joe has spent many years in retreat ministry.
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