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Sep
22
Thu
The Great Adventure: A New Approach to the Bible @ Avila Carmelite Centrre
Sep 22 2016 @ 7:30 pm – May 18 2017 @ 7:30 pm

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Starting in September we are delighted to announce The Great Adventure, a comprehensive introduction to the scriptures, carried out over 24 weeks. The series takes a narrative approach to the Bible; it divides it into twelve time periods and then focuses on fourteen books of the Bible to follow the narrative from Creation up to the birth of the Church (including the Acts of the Apostles)

The course begins on Thursday 22 September 2016 and finishes on Thursday 18 May 2017. The course must be undertaken as a whole, please consult all the dates below to ensure full participation:

24 Evenings (Thursdays 7.30pm)
2016
Sept 22 & 29, Oct 06 & 20, Nov 03, 10 & 24, Dec 01, 08 & 15
2017
Jan 19 & 26, Feb 02, 09 & 23, Mar 02, 09, 23 & 30, Apr 06 & 27, May 04, 11 & 18

Dec
29
Thu
New Year 3-day Retreat (29 Dec-1 Jan) @ Manresa
Dec 29 2016 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2017 @ 2:00 pm
New Year 3-day Retreat (29 Dec-1 Jan) @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

A valued way to see in the New Year, the retreat starts on Thursday evening and continues until lunchtime on New Year’s Day, offering space to reflect on the time gone by and to ask for God’s grace on the year to come. These days give ample opportunity to engage in prayer, personal reflection, celebrations of Eucharist and to meet individually with a trained spiritual guide. Participants will be helped to ponder Scripture and to recognise the signs of God’s presence in their reflection and in the world around them.

Jan
13
Fri
Depression from a Christian Perspective @ Avila Carmelite Centre
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm

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Depression is the ‘common cold’ of our psychology. The illness effects one in every five people. According to the Vatican, it is the biggest disease in the world.
If you are a Christian with depression, come and look at this subject in the warmth, peace and comfort of Avila.
The retreat starts on Friday 13th Jan at 6pm and finishes on Sunday 15th Jan at 2pm. It can be taken on a resident (€150) or a non-resident (€120) basis.
Numbers are limited so booking is essential.
Led by Fodhla McGrane PhD and Jim Noonan OCD.
Fodhla works as a qualified teacher and trainer in interpersonal communication skills. Jim is a member of the Avila Community.

Jan
18
Wed
Film Apparition Hill @ Diamond Cinema
Jan 18 @ 8:00 pm

The Film ‘Apparition Hill’ will be screened on the 17th & 18th January 17 @ 8pm.

Tickets €10 and MUST be purchased in advanced.

A raffle will also be held for a chance to win a trip to Medjugorje with thanks to Marian Pilgrimages.

Proceeds to Friends of Matthew

Jan
28
Sat
Oasis Day @ Manresa
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oasis Day @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Step aside from the ordinary into the lovely surroundings of Manresa for an Oasis Day. Each day takes place in an atmosphere of silence and comprises a number of elements: reflections, guided meditations, prayer and an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director; a celebration of the Eucharist concludes each day.

Feb
2
Thu
Creation – A Celebration @ Manresa
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Creation - A Celebration @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

On these eight Thursdays in February and March 2017, we will contemplate creation in its origins, its mighty unfolding, its exquisite expression on earth. Using the four paths of creation spirituality, we will celebrate creation’s highest expression – the human family – and learn anew our place in the grand scheme of things.

Places are limited. Please register your interest by phone or web before 24 January.

Feb
6
Mon
Spirituality in Poetry and Song @ Manresa
Feb 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Spirituality in Poetry and Song @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

These workshops will involve prayer, silence and sharing. Participants will have opportunities to consider favourite poems and music and to reflect on them prayerfully. Guided by the insights of Ignatian spirituality in an atmosphere of attention to what inspires, these meetings will help to recognise and appreciate what inspires and invite light into life.

Although it is not essential, please feel free to bring a poem or piece of music which helps us explore something of this theme – especially if it is a piece of your own creation.

Feb
7
Tue
8-day Directed Retreat (07-16 Feb) @ Manresa
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 16 @ 10:00 am
8-day Directed Retreat (07-16 Feb) @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

The directed retreat is intended to create an environment where you can meet God intimately and discover that you are uniquely loved and called by God. The retreatant is offered the opportunity to meet with the director every day, to be accompanied their review of the prayer and reflection. ‘Directed’ or ‘individually guided’ retreats have become part of the core ministry of Manresa. There are several key factors in the directed retreat which help you on its journey of discovery: personal prayer, reflection, silence, daily meeting with a director and participation in the Eucharist. The retreat’s days of Individual guidance help you to recognise and attend to where God is in your life.

Dance Meditation & Sacred Dance @ The Emmaus Centre
Feb 7 @ 7:30 pm
Dance Meditation & Sacred Dance @ The Emmaus Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

Our lives can be fragmented by the challenges of stressful living. Sacred Dance can help bring about a greater integration and harmony between body, mind and spirit. It has roots in the European classical and folk-dance traditions. As we dance in circles to beautiful and inspiring music, a sense of community can develop. As well as offering moments of deep inner stillness and peace, dancing circles can be inclusive, enjoyable and fun!

A growing number of people are discovering the joy and inner peacefulness of dance meditation. Everything in creation is dancing, from quarks to leaves on the trees to planets, stars and galaxies in their orbits. Join us to experience beauty, music, spirituality and healing.
No previous dance experience required.
Come! Enjoy! Be surprised!
Barbara Perry B.A, B Mus., Dip Psych., Dip. Dance Meditation /Sacred Dance, is a Holy Faith Sister and dance teacher at the Luisne Centre for Spirituality , Kilcoole, County Wicklow. She has a background in teaching, career guidance, retreat work and spiritual direction.

Feb
8
Wed
Movies that Matter @ Manresa
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Movies that Matter @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

The popular Movies that Matter series brings a new selection of films this spring. Each film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a discussion. For details of the films being shown, sign up for our newsletter at http://www.manresa.ie/newsletter/subscribe.

Feb
11
Sat
Oasis Day @ Manresa
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Oasis Day @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Step aside from the ordinary into the lovely surroundings of Manresa for an Oasis Day. Each day takes place in an atmosphere of silence and comprises a number of elements: reflections, guided meditations, prayer and an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director; a celebration of the Eucharist concludes each day.

Dreams & Symbols with Father Jim Cogley @ The Emmaus Centre
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Dreams & Symbols with Father Jim Cogley @ The Emmaus Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

Exploring Our Inner World Through Dreams and Symbols with a Focus on Self-Awareness and Healing.

Fr Jim Cogley is a psychotherapist and wood-turner with over thirty years’ experience. He was one of the early leaders in the Charismatic Renewal Movement in Ireland. Based in the picturesque village of Oylegate 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 an artist with wood he presents the age old truths in the form of symbols that speak to the soul.

Regarded as an inspirational speaker he in constantly in demand for seminars, retreats and conferences,. He is the author of several books in the popular Wood You Believe series including: The Unfolding Self, The Ancestral Self, and The Twinless Self. His latest publication, The Spiritual Self – A Spirituality of Healing and Integration, has been highly acclaimed as one of the best contributions to religious journalism in recent times.

Confidence & Energy BOOSTER for ADULTS with Maria Lynch @ The Emmaus Centre
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Confidence & Energy BOOSTER for ADULTS with Maria Lynch @ The Emmaus Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

Do you feel low in energy? Has your confidence been knocked down recently? Are you feeling demotivated to take action and unclear about your future? Are you trying your best to stay positive but it is not working? Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed and that life is just too much? Do you wish to have more energy and strategies to think straight?

Whatever your life circumstances, this interactive and practical workshop is designed to give you an immediate boost so you can regain your confidence and raise your energy to have clarity, focus and a positive perspective in life.
This day is open to adults of all ages that wish to literally raise their energy and vitality. This one day energy booster aims at increasing your energy and resources to take on any challenge that life is throwing at you. When we access positive emotional states of mind things starts changing for the better. If you think this is what you need, follow your instinct and attend this workshop. You will leave the day feeling re-energized and ready to take the steps in the right direction.

Maria Jose Lynch is from Chile and has been delivering confidence building workshops in Emmaus since 2009 with consistent quality and excellent feedback from participants. She has a down to earth, warm and energetic personality that put participants at ease. Maria is the designated Executive coach for Sports Ireland. She has been featured talking about Confidence building and Assertiveness in the Irish Independent and more. To find out more about Maria visit confidencebuilding.ie

Feb
15
Wed
What is the truth about Syria and Syrian Christians? @ Buswells Hotel,
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm

In an age of fake news and widespread media bias, it can sometimes be extremely difficult to work out the truth of a story. One such story is the Syrian conflict. What is really happening there? What happened in Aleppo? Are there ‘good guys’ in this bloody civil war or is it a case of choosing the lesser of many evils?

What is the status of Syrian Christians? Where have they fled to? Why do so few seem to be ending up in the West? Who do they want to win the Syrian civil war?

These questions and more will be dealt with by independent journalist, Vanessa Beeley. She has very wide reporting experience in the Middle East, including Syria. She has reported extensively from Gaza, Syria and Egypt.

She is the Daughter of Sir Harold Beeley K.C.M.G C.B.E. Middle Eastern Advisor to Ernest Bevin and Special Envoy to Cairo during both Suez Crises).

If you would like to attend, please email Aine Carvill on [email protected]

Feb
19
Sun
Preached Retreat: Praying mindfully, loving discerningly, living reflectively @ Manresa
Feb 19 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 25 @ 10:00 am
Preached Retreat: Praying mindfully, loving discerningly, living reflectively @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

In the Spiritual Exercises, Saint Ignatius of Loyola proposes the Examen as a way of prayerfully reviewing one’s life, the better to grow in understanding how God is present and active. The talks of these days will consider who God was to Ignatius and how the steps he proposed might inspire the modern Christian. With Laurence Murphy SJ

Feb
21
Tue
Healing Our Family Tree with Fr Jim Cogley @ The Emmaus Centre
Feb 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Healing Our Family Tree with Fr Jim Cogley @ The Emmaus Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

What one generation tries to forget another is forced to remember. This seminar will explore aspects of our ancestral and family shadow. The past can be alive and well in the present. Ancient scripts repeat and patterns recur. How can these be broken ? Understanding where we come from and the integration of our family shadow is an important key to finding identity health and wholeness.

Fr Jim Cogley is a psychotherapist and woodturner with over thirty years experience. He was one of the early leaders in the Charismatic Renewal Movement in Ireland. Based in the picturesque village of Oylegate 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 an artist with wood he presents the age old truths in the form of symbols that speak to the soul.

Regarded as an inspirational speaker he in constantly in demand for seminars, retreats and conferences,. He is the author of several books in the popular Wood You Believe series including: The Unfolding Self, The Ancestral Self, and The Twinless Self. His latest publication, The Spiritual Self – A Spirituality of Healing and Integration, has been highly acclaimed as one of the best contributions to religious journalism in recent times.

Feb
25
Sat
The Divine Dance @ Avila Carmelite Centre
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Divine Dance @ Avila Carmelite Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

Bishop Brendan Comiskey, retired Bishop of Ferns, hosts a day looking at the way of Jesus: inviting or obliging?

Feb
28
Tue
Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

These evenings create a ‘sacred space’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to celebrate God’s great love for us. You can come for any one evening, or all seven as you wish. No need to book – just come along.

The Creative Spirit Within @ Manresa
Feb 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Creative Spirit Within @ Manresa

Do you want to connect with what’s going on in your life in a refreshing way? The Creative Spirit Within is a six week course which will help you to look at images and to make images that can connect to your own experiences in your ordinary life.

It is not about artistic techniques or having skills as an artist but is about your relationship to the visual. Although we communicate verbally, most of our inner life – like sacred mysteries – cannot be put into words.

Colm Brophy is a trained art psychotherapist. He has had five solo exhibitions – and still attends a weekly art class. He is deeply immersed in Ignatian spirituality, having been a Jesuit in Zambia. He is now married and works part-time with JUST (Jesuit University Support and Training) in Ballymun.

Please register your interest by phone or web before 20 February.

Mar
6
Mon
Monday at the Monastery – John McAreavy @ Presentation Brothers, Glasthule
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday at the Monastery - John McAreavy @ Presentation Brothers, Glasthule | Glasthule | County Dublin | Ireland

The ever-popular Monday at the Monastery series of talks returns to Presentation Brothers, Glasthule on 6th March, for four Mondays during Lent. First up, former GAA player John McAreavy speaks about finding God’s mercy amidst tragic circumstances, and acting out a merciful faith today. All talks begin at 7.30pm and are free to attend. More information on www.PresentationBrothers.org

Spirituality in Poetry and Song @ Manresa
Mar 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Spirituality in Poetry and Song @ Manresa

These workshops will involve prayer, silence and sharing. Participants will have opportunities to consider favourite poems and music and to reflect on them prayerfully. Guided by the insights of Ignatian spirituality in an atmosphere of attention to what inspires, these meetings will help to recognise and appreciate what inspires and invite light into life.

Although it is not essential, please feel free to bring a poem or piece of music which helps us explore something of this theme – especially if it is a piece of your own creation.

Mar
7
Tue
Lenten Evening Talks: In the Footsteps of our Ancestors @ Avila Carmelite Centre
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 4 @ 7:30 pm
Lenten Evening Talks: In the Footsteps of our Ancestors @ Avila Carmelite Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

The title of our Lenten series of talks this year is “In the Footsteps of Our Ancestors”. Over five consecutive weeks Padraigín Clancey PhD will speak on returning to the Well of Celtic Wisdom.
Based on the Aran Islands, Padraigín is a lecturer and broadcaster on Irish folklore and Celtic spirituality
The talks will be held on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm on 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th March and 4th April. The suggested offering is €50.

Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa

These evenings create a ‘sacred space’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to celebrate God’s great love for us. You can come for any one evening, or all seven as you wish. No need to book – just come along.

Mar
8
Wed
Movies that Matter @ Manresa
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Movies that Matter @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

The popular Movies that Matter series brings a new selection of films this spring. Each film will be preceded by a brief introduction and followed by a discussion. For details of the films being shown, sign up for our newsletter at http://www.manresa.ie/mailchimp/subscribe

Mar
10
Fri
Persecuted Christians – A Lenten Evening of Prayer @ Tyburn Convent
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

  •  Fr Jacques Hamel. .Murdered. (turoat slit), France  Fr Frans van der Lugt. .Murdered. (suot dead), Syria  Fr Evarist Musui. .Murdered. (suot in tue uead), Tanzania  Bisuops Boulos Yazigi and Youanna Ibrauim. .Abducted; .missing. , Syria  Fr Rafael Moussa and Fr Mina Suarween. .Murdered. , Egypt  Pastor Cuukwu Ekere. .Murdered. , Nigeria  71 year old nun. .Gang raped. , India  Fr Fadi Haddad. .Murdered. (eyes gouged out), Syria  Sub-deacons Basman Daud, Wauid Isuo, and Gassan Bidawed. .Murdered. , Iraq  Fr Tom Uzuunnalil. .Abducted;.missing. , Yemen  Sr Anselm, Sr Reginette, Sr Marguerite, Sr Juditu – working as nurses. .Murdered. (suot in tue uead, tueir ueads smasued), YemenThis Saturday, March 4th, marks one year since Fr Tom Uzhunnalil was abducted and four nuns working as nurses were brutally murdered in an old people’s home in Yemen. Fr Tom remains missing; his condition unknown.
  • At our next event for persecuted Christians (of all denominations), we will remember and pray especially for persecuted Christian clergy and nuns:
  • Includes Mass, entrustment and intercessional prayers, what you can do to help persecuted Christians, and individual blessing with a relic of Saint Pope John Paul II.
  • If you are not in London, you can still join in using our directions and prayers for concurrent events (which includes a special prayer for persecuted clergy and nuns). A dedicated prayer for Fr Tom and the murdered nuns is also available.

Please put aside a few moments on Saturday March 4th 2017 to remember and pray for Fr Tom’s endurance and safe return – and for all persecuted Christian clergy and nuns, including:

Spring Weekend Retreat (10-12 Mar) @ Manresa
Mar 10 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm
Spring Weekend Retreat (10-12 Mar) @ Manresa | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

The beautiful grounds of Manresa and the neighbouring parks and seashore invite us to enter into their peace, and to appreciate anew the gift of life that is ours. Dee Hennessy and Des O’Grady SJ will guide this retreat using reflection, ritual, mindful mediation and sharing, taking time to explore the ways in which we can contain our fears and reclaim our joy in an appreciation of the providence under which we live in the company of the whole of creation.

Mar
11
Sat
Workshop: Self integration, joy and Fulfillment, using Psychosynthesis with Ger Melia at Resurrexit . @ Resurrexit
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Next Saturday, 11th March, our workshop in Resurrexit on self integration, joy and fulfillment, using Psychosynthesis, all under the guidance of Ger Melia. Takes place from 10am to 4pm.  €30.  All welcome.

As we headed into the New Year, did you set goals for 2017, or hope for new experiences, a greater sense of certainty, purpose, joy, fulfilment

or integration? Have you noticed that your plans and dreams sometimes get clouded by present personal circumstances, the

past, fears or perceived limitations ?

Psychosynthesis is an approach to daily living. In this workshop, using some useful basic psychosynthesis techniques, we will

begin to consider a holistic approach to moving forward.

This workshop will be presented by Ger Melia, who is a member of the British Psychological Society, The Psychology Society of Ireland, and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and has been involved with Psychosynthesis since the 90`s.

 

Mar
13
Mon
Monday at the Monastery – George Hook @ Presentation Brothers, Glasthule
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Monday at the Monastery - George Hook @ Presentation Brothers, Glasthule | Glasthule | County Dublin | Ireland

The ever-popular Monday at the Monastery series of talks continues in Presentation Brothers, Glasthule, during Mondays in Lent. This week, broadcaster and former Pres Cork pupil George Hook speaks about a life of faith. All talks begin at 7.30pm and are free to attend. More information on www.PresentationBrothers.org

Mar
14
Tue
Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa
Mar 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Lenten Prayer Evenings @ Manresa

These evenings create a ‘sacred space’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to celebrate God’s great love for us. You can come for any one evening, or all seven as you wish. No need to book – just come along.

Mar
18
Sat
Seasons of the Heart @ Avila Carmelite Centre
Mar 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Seasons of the Heart @ Avila Carmelite Centre | County Dublin | Ireland

An exploration of Carmelite Spirituality