‘I offer you my prayer, watching and waiting’
This Retreat is about “taking the opportunity to create a prayerful space in my life in an advent spirit of watching and waiting.”
Fr David Larkin is a priest of St Patrick’s Missionary Society and has been involved in parish, formation and retreat and spiritual direction ministries in Zambia, Kenya, England and Ireland. He is currently living in Dublin.
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The Prayer of Presence
A practical weekend of Christian Meditation
Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA is an Augustinian friar and biblical scholar. He worked for twenty-two years in the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy and for nine years a co-ordinator of biblical studies for the archdiocese of Dublin. He maintains a website: www.tarsus.ie, offering commentaries on the current liturgical readings and much else besides. Kieran has just completed the final book in a nine-volume series entitled Hearers of the Word (Messenger Publications). The purpose of the series is to make current biblical scholarship available in an accessible and prayerful way to the … Read More >
Grieving the Old and Welcoming the New
Jessie Rogers will explore scriptural wisdom for spirituality in times of change.
Dr Jessie Rogers lectures in Sacred Scripture and is Dean of Theology at St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth.
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Buying the Field: Choosing Happiness
We all want a life worth living. This preached retreat will inspire you to allow curiosity and passion to reawaken a renewed sense of purpose, freedom and commitment as participants encounter the invitation from God to move from endurance to acceptance, woundedness to compassion and success to significance. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
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 and resilience.
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He Said to the wind and the waves, “Quiet, Be Still”.
Quieten the mind, calm the fears, and create an inner sanctuary of stillness, through meditation, scriptural reflection, prayer, input 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 husband, Patrick, she has also created two CDs, ‘Soul Space; Meditations and Lyrics for stillness’ and ‘Beyond Mindfulness: Guided Meditations and … Read More >
“As a deer yearns for running streams, so I yearn for you, my God. I thirst for God, the living God; when shall I go to see the face of God? Hope in God!”
A time of quiet reflection looking into our hearts to recognise our deepest yearning for God’s love and compassion. Spending time being present to God’s dwelling place within and all around us. A time to sit with God face to face and hear the voice that speaks of peace.
Fr. Mike Serrage spent seven years as a school chaplain in England. During this time he was also developing a deeper understanding of … Read More >
“Put off your old self … to be made new in the attitude of your minds”
The Lord is offering us the possibility of being transformed; but we have to be willing to put off our old self. On this Scripture-based retreat let’s hear the transforming Word of God as if for the first time.
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.
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Farewell and Welcome.
How do we reach the point of responding to the repeated challenge of letting go in life and of embracing, with trust and hope, the unfamiliar? Using Scripture, this retreat will reflect on such an adventure.
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 five books and numerous articles stemming from her … Read More >