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John O Donoghue Celtic Mystic @ Resurrexit
Mar 30 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Come and spend a day in the company of the writings of
John O`Donoghue. During the day we will be exploring what he has to say about the old Celtic idea of the soul
friend or Anam Cara. In addition, we will re-discover how appreciation of the natural world and stillness, can allow
us to find shelter from the sense of being homeless in the modern world. There will be time for reflection and medi-
tation, and a chance to share with like -minded seekers on the spiritual path.
The day will be facilitated by Dominic Cogan, Soul Empowerment Coach and Inter-spiritual Mindfulness
Saturday March 30th. 10.30am to 4.30pm.
Tea and coffee from 10am.
Suggested investment €40. Concessions available. Please bring your own lunch, cooking facilities available in Resurrexit.
Bar food and deli within easy reach.
No booking required, come and bring a friend.

Healing and the Archangel Raphael @ Resurrexit, Kilmeague, Naas, Co.Kildare
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This will be the theme for two evening workshops to be given by Fr. Jim Cogley, on 2 Friday evenings, the
5th + 12th of April, at 8pm.
All are welcome to one or both evenings.
Suggested investment €15 (Concessions available).
As well as being a priest, Fr Jim is a psychotherapist, woodturner and author of the book series, “Wood You Believe”.

Listening to the Wisdom of Your Body: an introduction to BioSpiritual Focusing @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Listening to the Wisdom of Your Body: an introduction to BioSpiritual Focusing @ Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

A one-day workshop to explore the origins and steps of BioSpiritual Focusing presented by John Keane.

BioSpiritual Focusing teaches us how to connect with our bodies’ consciousness through the ‘felt sense’ which is common to all humanity.
During the workshop we will experience how ordinary, everyday living, experienced in the body, can be a source of spiritual development. This lived experience links us to a process that is more than just ourselves, connecting us to the One ‘in whom we live and move and have our being.’ (Acts 17:28)

This day is open to both beginners and those who wish to renew their engagement with this bodily form of healing, discovery and discernment.

The day will include
* An overview of the origins of BioSpiritual Focusing
* A review of the major steps of BioSpiritual Focusing
* An opportunity to participate in guided BioSpiritual Focusing experiences
* Full lunch in surrounds to nourish body and spirit

No prior experience with Focusing is needed.

A Lenten Reflection – The Grace of Transformation @ Sisters of Charity, St Mary’s Church, Merrion Rd, Dublin 4
Apr 6 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
A Lenten Reflection - The Grace of Transformation @ Sisters of Charity, St Mary’s Church, Merrion Rd, Dublin 4 | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

A day of reflection on the mystery of transformation at work in the Universe story and in our Christian journey from ashes to alleluia!

Facilitated by
Monica Brown and Hilary Musgrave.


Monica and Hilary will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect on the scripture imagery and themes of this Lenten season, enlightened and enriched by the mysteries at work in the Universe Story. Through imagery, ritual prayer and music, participants with be drawn into a prayerful space to ponder the grace of transformation at the heart of the Paschal Mystery and its meaning in our own journey.

Bookings are essential.


Liam Lawton Concert – April 7th in Our Lady of Lourdes Church Drogheda @ Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Our Lady of Lourdes Church a Gala Concert has been arranged featuring Liam Lawton writer and has delighted audiences wherever he has performed.  Fr Liam is an internationally renowned singer. Fr Liam will be joined with special guests Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Choir who have really made a name for themselves as a result of their dedication and stunning performances both locally and further afield. Truly a night not to be missed.

Tickets are now available from St Peter’s Church Shop on West Street, in either Church Sacristy, from Ticketweb.ie and from the Barbican Theatre, William Street priced at €20 (€15 concessions). A wonderful gift for mothers day or as a special treat for yourself.



When a baby dies before or after birth. With Ann Charlton @ Galilee Spirituality Centre
Apr 13 all-day



A gentle time exploring your experience in a safe and healing environment. A spiritual approach to grief, loss and life. For people who have experienced the death of a baby/babies. People who have been recently or long ago bereaved are welcome to attend.
We are happy to welcome Ann Charlton for this event. Ann is Chaplain to the Rotunda Maternity Hospital, Dublin and has worked as a chaplain in maternity services for over ten years.
10.30am-4.00pm. Donation.

Lunch included. Numbers limited.

Booking essential before April 10th

Opening of Galilee Quiet Garden: An afternoon of reflection. @ Galilee Spirituality Centre
Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Did you know that Galilee has joined the Quiet Garden Movement? We invite you to join us for an afternoon in the beautiful setting of our garden, with an opportunity for reflection and prayer, and to stop and smell the flowers. Closing with refreshments. Please let us know if you are coming. (It’s not going to rain!)

Way of the Cross Phoenix Park @ Wellington Monument to Papal Cross Phoenix Park
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Way of the Cross Phoenix Park @ Wellington Monument to Papal Cross Phoenix Park | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will lead the Way of the Cross through the Phoenix Park on Good Friday 19 April 2019. The procession will proceed from Wellington Monument at 12.00pm to the Papal Cross in the Phoenix Park

A Meeting of Men @ Resurrexit
Apr 20 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Our annual meeting for men takes place as usual on Easter Saturday, the 20th of April, when we will have an opportunity to listen, share and be supported in all aspects of our spiritual life.
The day will be facilitated by Fr. Jack Finnegan,
Coffee from 10.30 for 11am start, finishing at 4.30pm
Please bring your lunch, cooking facilities available, pub food 8 minute drive
All men welcome, no booking required, bring a friend.
Donations welcomed.

The Irish Augustinians @ St. John's Lane, Dublin 8
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Irish Augustinians @ St. John's Lane, Dublin 8


Single men who are interested in learning more about our way of life.



Garda Male Voice Choir in Cork @ SMA Wilton
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm
Garda Male Voice Choir in Cork @ SMA Wilton | Cork | County Cork | Ireland

Enjoy the Garda Male Voice Choir this Saturday 11th May at 7:30 pm Mass in SMA Wilton, St. Joseph’s Church, Cork.

More information:

IRELAND: The Future is Pro-Life @ The Alex Hotel, Dublin 2
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
IRELAND: The Future is Pro-Life @ The Alex Hotel, Dublin 2 | County Dublin | Ireland

Irish Catholic conference

IRELAND: The Future is Pro-Life

Fighting to restore a culture of life a year on

Alex hotel, Dublin 2 / https://www.thealexhotel.ie/find-us/ 

Saturday May 25, 2019

Cost: €30 (see link below to register)

(The conference is sponsored by Aid to the Church in Need)

09.00        Registration

09.30        Introduction and welcome – David Quinn

09.45        Maria Steen
Where we find ourselves as a pro-life community

10.30        Senator Rónán Mullen
Rebuilding the culture of life in the public square

11.15        Tea and coffee

11.45        Aid to the Church in Need

12.00        Niamh Uí Bhriain
Where does the pro-life community go from here

12.45        Lunch

13.45        Emma O’Connell
Being pro-life means practically supporting a culture of life

14.30        Deputy Carol Nolan TD
Why we need to keep up the political pressure

15.15        Panel discussion with questions and answers
Moderated by David Quinn

15.45        Conclusion
To register for the conference click here.

A Power Greater than Ourselves: Helping Families Manage Addiction with Mick Devine @ Galilee Spirituality Centre
May 25 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

This day is for families (adults) of people in addiction, including family members in recovery. It will focus on helping all members to understand addiction and how it impacts on a family. We will seek to explain how family members adopt coping mechanisms in order to absorb the impact of the addiction on the family and explore new ways of managing the addiction. Throughout the day there will be an emphasis on the spiritual dimension both to addiction and to the solutions.

Mick Devine MA is a therapist and has been an addiction treatment practitioner for over 20 years. He is the Clinical Director at a leading addiction treatment agency based in Cork. He has a particular interest in the role of the spirituality of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in the treatment of addicted persons.
Numbers limited. Booking essential. Light lunch included.

May is The Month of Mary @ Our Lady of Dolours Church
May 29 @ 7:30 pm
May is The Month of Mary @ Our Lady of Dolours Church | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

An evening of traditional hymns and music for the Marian month.

The Wonders of Creation @ An Tobar Spiritan Retreat Centre, Ardbraccan, Navan, Co Meath, Ireland
May 31 – Jun 3 all-day
The Wonders of Creation @ An Tobar Spiritan Retreat Centre, Ardbraccan, Navan, Co Meath, Ireland | County Meath | Ireland

The Wonders of Creation
The Miracle of Life. An Invitation to walk with God In self-Discovery within the Mystery of the Unfolding Universe.
The retreat will be a journey of exploration.
Who am I? Where did I come from?Where are we going? What is the meaning of Life?
The Evolutionary story of the Universe will be the context for the retreat as we explore together how the universe in all its manifold relationships, shows forth the inexhaustible richness of God

Clonard Novena 2019 @ Clonard Monastery
Jun 19 – Jun 27 all-day
Forgiveness: The journey from hurt to healing, freedom and peace with Des Corrigan, SMA, Sat, June 22 @ Dromantine Retreat and conference Centre
Jun 22 all-day

The journey from hurt to healing, freedom and peace.


Des Corrigan, SMA, 

An opportunity to reflect on ways to deal with life’s hurts and disappointments,
so we can move forward and find peace and contentment

Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay @ Worldwide
Jun 28 all-day
The Evangelium Project @ DCU All Hallows Campus, Dublin 9
Jul 13 all-day
Knock Shrine Novena-14-22 Aug- 140 Anniversary-high profile speakers @ Knock Shrine, Knock
Jul 14 – Aug 22 all-day

Wednesday, 21st August marks the 140th anniversary of the apparition in 1879, and a special day of celebration is planned to mark the occasion.

A host of high-profile speakers from the worlds of politics, media and faith are lined up for this year’s National Novena in Knock.

The Novena marks the 140th anniversary of the Knock apparition in August 1879.

This year’s theme is “Continuing Our Journey”. The schedule of speakers opens with former Taoiseach, John Bruton, speaking about “Faith, Future and Europe” on Wednesday, 14th August.

The former Fine Gael leader served as Taoiseach from 1994 to 1997. He was also the EU Ambassador to the United States and held various other leadership and ministerial roles throughout his career.

The next day, Knock will host Archbishop Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelisation in the Vatican.

He has served as President of the Pontifical Academy for Life and as President of the International Council for Catechesis since 2013.

Previously, he taught fundamental theology for 20 years at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He also served as an Auxiliary Bishop of Rome, Rector of the Pontifical Lateran University and in various curial positions.

He will speak on the theme, “Mary in the life of the Church”.

On Friday, 16th August, Olive Foley, wife of the late Anthony Foley, the Munster rugby coach who died suddenly in his sleep at the age of 42 in 2016, will speak on “Family and Faith”. The mother of two is an ambassador for the Children’s Grief Centre in Limerick, which offers support services for children who have lost a loved one.

Other speakers lined up for the Novena, which continues until 22nd August, are Bishop Alan McGuckian of Raphoe who will speak on “What Knock means to me” on Saturday 17th August at 3pm.

Irish geologist, botanist, author and broadcaster Dr John Feehan will also speak on Saturday 17th August at 12pm and 8pm on “God in Creation – learning to read the other Book of Revelation”.

Dr Feehan was a senior lecturer in the School of Agriculture and Food Science at University College Dublin, where he taught for 20 years up to his retirement in 2012.

In recent years he has devoted his attention more particularly to the interface between religion and science.  His book on creation spirituality, The Singing Heart of the World, won a Nautilus Book Award in 2013.

Sunday, 18th August is a special family day at Knock Shrine which begins at 12 noon. Activities will include drumming, kite design, face painting and games.

At the 3pm Novena, Bishop Kevin Doran of Elphin will speak on “A joy that lies ahead of us.”

At the 8pm Novena, Msgr John Armitage, Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, will speak on “Mary and the reality of family life”.

RTÉ Journalist Carole Coleman is set to addresses the Novena at 3pm and 8pm on Monday, 19th August. A former Washington correspondent for RTÉ, she is currently a presenter and reporter on This Week on RTÉ Radio One. She will speak on “Motherhood, media and me”.

Former leader of the Green Party, Rev Trevor Sargent, will speak on the theme, Faith in Action on Tuesday 20th August. Rev Sargent served as Minister of State for Food and Horticulture from 2007 to 2010 and as leader of the Green Party from 2001 to 2007. He was ordained for the Church of Ireland in 2018 and serves the parishes of the Waterford Union.

Wednesday, 21st August marks the 140th anniversary of the apparition and a special day of celebration is planned with Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam. The theme for the day is “The message of the Knock apparition, then and now”.

At 12pm a seminar will be held on the theme “19th Century Mayo – place, people and the Knock apparition” and it will be given by Nollaig Ó Muraíle and Tom Neary.

Mr Ó Muraíle is an Irish scholar. He published an acclaimed edition of Dubhaltach Mac Fhirbhisigh’s Leabhar na nGenealach in 2004. He was admitted to the Royal Irish Academy in 2009.

Mr Neary served as head steward of The Knock Shrine Society for many years and is the author of many books and publications on the Knock apparition.

The Knock village model will be unveiled at the seminar. The village recreation depicts Knock village as it was in 1879. The model is filled with miniature details of the old church, the houses the witnesses lived in, schools, people, animals, roads, pathways and farmland. It offers a fascinating insight into village life in Knock and into the historical and social context of the Knock apparition.

At 3pm, a new processional statue of Our Lady of Knock which was carved by Stuflesser Ortesei in Italy will also be unveiled, while at 7pm “Witnesses’ walk – meeting heaven at harvest time” will celebrate and commemorate the apparition witnesses by following in their footsteps as they made their way to the gable of the parish church on that wet August evening in 1879.

The final day of the Novena will see renowned Jesuit social justice and homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry speak on the theme, “Following the dream of Jesus”.

In 2017, the Peter McVerry Trust worked with over 4,900 vulnerable youths. As a social activist, Fr Peter is a strong advocate for those who have no voice in society.

He has written widely on issues relating to young homeless people such as accommodation, drugs, juvenile justice, the Gardaí, prisons and education.

Thanks to Sarah Mac Donald  of our news staff

Celtic Pilgrimage 2019 @ Based in Teach Bhride Education and Spirituality Centre, Tullow, Co. Carlow
Jul 22 – Aug 1 all-day
Celtic Pilgrimage 2019 @ Based in Teach Bhride Education and Spirituality Centre, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Let the Celtic landscape speak to you – Celtic Spirit

Experience the beauty of the ancient landscape of Ireland, touch its sacredness and stand in its richness and solitude; be present,
mindful, open, attentive…

Walk in the footsteps of the Celtic mystics and saints and allow their spirit of courage and trust give you strength and healing.
Hear the stories that shaped their lives and journeys. Listen to the music and songs that moved them to dream, fired their
passionate longings and brought them to stillness. Imagine and reflect by megalithic tombs and high crosses where they found
meaning, comfort and peace. Be silent on the sacred pathways that will give you space to awaken to the dreams and longings of your own heart. Enjoy relaxing times by the fire with a ‘drop of cheer’ as well as special evenings in the company of local
musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers.


Hilary Musgrave and Monica Brown will facilitate this 10 day pilgrimage that will take you to Glendalough, Newgrange, The Boyne Valley, The Hill of Slane, Jerpoint Abbey, St Brigid’s Centre Kildare Town, Kilkenny City and County Carlow, visiting ancient ruins and old burial sites, high crosses, holy wells, medieval cities and sacred places. Through music, song, story and myth, imagery and scripture  – storytelling, Hilary and Monica will invite you to listen to your own story in this Celtic Landscape where you can come home to yourself and to your God.


Accompanying us on the journey through the Celtic Landscape will be Irish story tellers, Celtic singers, historians and Irish dancers.
Mary Minihan – Solas Bhride, Kildare,
Mary Teresa McCormack – Iontas, Co Tipperary,
Niamh Brennan – writer, Co Waterford,
Tony O’Dwyer – Co Wexford,
Stefan – Co Tipperary.


Date: Monday 22nd of July – Thursday 1st of August 2019
Venue: Based in Teach Bhride Education and Spirituality Centre, Tullow, Co. Carlow.
Cost: From €1,850 (Euro) …Cost includes: courtesy coach from Dublin city centre – to and from venue – accommodation and all meals; all pilgrimage travel; entrance fees to sites and presenters fees.

HIV survivors – Retreat Weekend – Douai Abbey-England -2-4/8 @ Douai Abbey
Aug 2 – Aug 4 all-day

A retreat weekend for those who are HIV+ is held every year at Douai Abbey on the first weekend of August. This year the retreat is open to anyone from Ireland

The cost is £20 (Non refundable deposit ) +a donation according to your means. IrishBookings accepted until 20th July.

Limited financial assistance is available to cover travel expenses.

c/f  [email protected]

Online prayers: Matins and Lauds (Morning Prayer)
Aug 14 @ 6:35 am – Aug 17 @ 7:35 am
Feast of the Assumption of B.V.M. – Online Mass @ St. Eunan's Cathedral, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Solemn Conventual Mass of the Assumption @ Glenstal Abbey (Benedictine Monks)
Aug 15 @ 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm
Sunday Mass online: St. Anne’s, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan
Aug 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Online daily mass @ St. Joseph and St. Benildus, Waterford
Aug 21 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
‘Seek Beauty; Find Truth’ – Young Adult Catholic Conference – Dublin – Aug 31-1 Sept. @ All Hallows' College,
Aug 31 @ 9:45 am – Sep 1 @ 4:15 pm


Join the Legion of Mary for our two day Young Adult Catholic Conference in All Hallows College from Saturday 31st August to Sunday 1st September. This year’s theme “Seek Beauty, Find Truth; Mary guide our hearts” looks to evangelize our young people through the beauty of our church.

The best evangelical strategy, according to Saint John Paul II, tells us that“Leaning on God, they continue to reach out, always and everywhere, for all that is beautiful, good, and true”. With this in mind the ultimate goal of the conference is to bear witness to the truth which leads us to the timeless beauty of the Catholic Church offered to every soul.

Through a vast selection of speeches and workshops over the weekend the conference hopes to inspire our young people on topics such as Catholic femininity and masculinity, truth in post-modern society, understanding the beauty of the Eucharist and exploring Catholic art.

Join us in spreading the joy and beauty of our Catholic Faith and bring the hope and truth of Christ to our modern world. The conference, through the grace of our Blessed Mother Mary, hopes to raise up young daughters and sons to become the next generations of Catholic leaders, that our Church so desperately needs.

Holy Mass, Adoration and the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available allowing people to witness the beauty of our faith on a personal level. There will be numerous opportunities to socialize and interact with other young Catholics throughout the weekend (ensure to bring your runners!!).

Help us proclaim the truth and beauty of the Catholic faith which will lead souls to the knowledge and love of Christ.

Weekend programme available on our website

(Strictly 18-40 years )


Novena to Our Lady of the Sacred Heart @ Sacred Hear Church in Cork
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – Sep 8 @ 9:00 pm

Masses take place daily at 10:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Convent Caminos – @ OLA Sisters, Ballintemple,
Sep 14 all-day

There are many meanings of ‘Camino’ – one of them is ‘journey’. On Saturday 14th September 2019 journey with us on the Convent Camino and experience a glimpse of Convent Life through the eyes of four different religious Congregations in Cork.

Starting at 10am in the OLA Sisters, Ballintemple, followed by visiting Ursuline Convent, Blackrock; Poor Clare Monastery and Sisters of Bon Secours, College Road.

Booking essential for catering purposes.

For more information and booking contact: Anne-Marie at [email protected] or Sr Karen 087 7910785. Transport provided if required for our journey.