Advent Retreat – Br. Richard Hendrick OFM Cap.

Advent Retreat – Br. Richard Hendrick OFM Cap.

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Abiding in Hope. A contemplative journey towards Christmas.   Br. Richard Hendrick is a priest-friar of the Irish branch of the Capuchin Franciscan Order. For over twenty years he has worked to bring the insights of the Christian contemplative tradition to greater public awareness, particularly with reference to modern mindfulness theory. Read More >

Advent Retreat – Deirdre Ni Chinneide

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Resting in the arms of God… We live on an unseen threshold, a fragile vulnerable experience yet a time which calls the heart to deep listening and prayer. During this retreat we journey to the well of our own hearts and through music, scripture, reflection and prayer, rest assured of the gift of new birth and hope in our lives . Our world has changed utterly and we listen in the silence for the light that guides us forward. Together we will explore the spirit of this experience and how we can creatively journey with integrity, hope and a sense of being … Read More >

Retreat – Fr. Brendan Comerford SJ

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“The Call and Cost of Discipleship – Praying and Reflecting on the Life and Spirituality of some outstanding Christian Witnesses” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dorothy Day, Pedro Arrupe, Mother Teresa, Brother Roger of Taize.   Fr. Brendan Comerford SJ joined the Jesuits in 1980 and was ordained in 1988. After completing his studies, Brendan taught for a number of years in Colaiste Iognáid in Galway. In 1999 he was appointed Director of Novices in the Joint British/Irish Novitiate in Birmingham, England, a post he held until the summer of 2006. Author of The Pilgrim’s Story, Brendan continues to write and lecture on spirituality. Read More >

Retreat – Fr. Kieran O’Mahony OSA

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“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus” Praying together the letter to the Philippians For this Lectio Divina retreat, we will take the letter to the Philippians as our main text. In the letter, we see Paul, now an old man, still full of apostolic vigour and even joy. Philippians is a real letter, reflecting “the joys and hopes, the grief and anguish,” which marked the lives of both the recipients and the writer.  Their experience, faith and resilience can help us on our own journey two thousand years later. The retreat offers times of meditation, Lectio Divina, … Read More >

Retreat – Fr. Tom McGuinness SJ & Sr. Magdalene Lawler SND

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Gospel Women, Gospel Men: Reflections in Painting and Song.   Fr. Tom McGuinness has been a Jesuit since 1965 and has spent most of his ministry engaged with directing the Spiritual Exercises. From 2008-14 he was director of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre in Glasgow. He joined the Retreat Team in Manresa in 2015. He has written and recorded a number of reflection songs as one way of exploring the spirituality of St Ignatius. Sr. Magdalen Lawler is a Sister of Notre Dame, living in London, she is a theologian and art historian. Sr. Magdalen trained at St Beuno’s in 1980 and since then she … Read More >

Retreat – Fr. Mike Serrage MSC

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‘Let’s walk together now, help me to help, to grow and thrive …. I love your company dear friend and always will.’ Brendan Kennelly An invitation to spend time being with the one who loves us and restores our hope and faith through the difficult  time we are living through. In the words of Kennelly can our hearts sing in harmony with the One who forever sings in us. This will be a time of silence with meditations and reflections.   Fr. Mike Serrage spent seven years as a school chaplain in England. During this time he was also developing a deeper understanding … Read More >

Retreat – Martina Lehane Sheehan

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Rest and Renew in the Embrace of God.                                                                                                                          ‘Courage’, Jesus said, and reached out and held him. (Matt. 14;31) A time for resting in meditation, prayer, scripture and poetry.   Martina Lehane Sheehan is an accredited Psychotherapist, Spiritual Director, and Author. She was until … Read More >

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 >

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 >