“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.
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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 >
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 >
‘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 >