The Croí Nua Programme consists of a series of eight small group gatherings based on reflective reading, group sharing and prayer rituals. It is a faith sharing programme designed for groups of a maximum of 10 people coming together in welcoming hospitable settings such as homes, community centres, retreat centres, etc.
The Programme, written by authors who are in touch with the Irish Celtic heartbeat, draws upon the wisdom and tradition of our ancient Celtic Christian heritage, as well as contemporary theology and spirituality, with the richness and wisdom of Scripture woven throughout the Programme.
The contributing writers of the Croí Nua Programme are some of the most respected and visionary spiritual leaders in Ireland
- Daniel O’Leary
- Mark Patrick Hederman
- Nellie McLaughlin
- Michael Rogers
- Margaret Silf
- Finola Cunnane
- Pat Moore
- Mary Kate Hagan
- Hilary Musgrave
- Monica Brown
Themes addressed in the Croí Nua Programme are:
- Seasons Of Life
- God Who Journeys With Us
- The Grace Of Suffering
- The Heart Of Prayer
- The Healing Journey
- Living Faith
The Programme Kit consists of the following components:
- A Programme Handbook For Group Facilitators
- A CD of the reading resources and music for the prayer rituals. The reading materials are presented on the CD in PDF files so that they can be emailed to the participants prior to each session or photocopied for them. (This is to minimize the printing costs of the Programme so as to make the resources more economically viable in these difficult financial times). This CD is located on the back page of this Handbook.
- A DVD of audio visual reflections to support and break open the Programme Themes. This DVD is also located at the back of the Handbook.