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12th July 2023 10am-4.30pm Cost 85 Euros (Includes Lunch)
The stunning monastic site of Ireland’s Glendalough was founded by the 6thC Saint Kevin. Imagine going deeper on a journey with this wonderful Christian saint in Glendalough itself – just a few minutes’ walk from Glendalough heritage site is the lovely Glendalough Sanctuary, and it’s here that the day retreat will take place. We will use presentation, music, stillness, discussion to explore the compelling spirituality of this famous hermit including the profound image of Saint Kevin’s Cave, which offer us rich ground for considering contemplative silence and why our hearts often yearn for stillness. The unforgettable story of Saint Kevin and the Blackbird will be presented through dramatic storytelling and we’ll explore questions such as: How does this story show the relationship between prayer and creation and prayer and spiritual birth? Space for inner soul work will be offered; the startling symbol of the monster of the lough can be an aid to looking at our own shadow sides and how we can bring these gently to light as well as noticing the hidden treasures we may carry. The day will end with a slow motion walking meditation in the sacred place of Glendalough.
Led by Donna Worthington, an experienced retreat giver, trained in Ignatian spiritual direction. She studied Theology at Cambridge, is a trained teacher and has MAs in Theatre Directing, Writing and TV Production. Donna has led creative workshops with all ages and on various themes, including exploring the Gospels through theatre and movement.
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KNOW YOUR FAITH
Come to PATHWAYS: EXPLORING FAITH AND MINISTRY An Adult Faith Development Programme
Applications are now open for the next intake of participants for Pathways. The programme, run by the Dublin Archdiocese, begins this year in DCU St. Patrick’s Campus, Upper Drumcondra Rd., Dublin 9 on Thursday 28th September 2023 (7.00p.m. – 9.30 p.m.). Places are limited so early application is advised.
Pathways is a two-year, one evening a week course for adults of all ages who wish to explore their faith. It runs from late September to May each year. There are no exams and no written work. The only requirement is an openness to listening to others and to participate. You can just come along and enjoy! The cost is €400 for the coming year which may be paid in instalments. Some sponsorship may be available for those of limited means. Places are limited.