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Re-Treat Days with Nóirín Ní Riain in 2017

 

 

July 22nd 2017          FEAST OF MARY OF MAGDALA: A CELEBRATION OF NAMES

The work of this day will be to celebrate not only the learn from the great wisdom and beauty of the “Apostle of Apostles”, as she is named in early Christian writings,  but we will celebrate OUR own names too.  This wonderful friend and follower of Christ was keenly aware of the power of the sound of her name; you remember when Jesus called her by name and she had that sudden miraculous acquaintance with him in the garden. These times, we have forgotten how to serve our name – which is our identity in the world – with reverence and respect.  Our fore-parents in Scripture were keenly aware of the magic, the welcoming freedom which valuing our name completely facilitates. Through story, song and prayer, we will be fully present to ourselves, each other and the Divine through the grace of names and naming. ‘The glory of God is every person fully alive.’ (St Irenaeus)

 

December 16th 2016 A TRUE POETICS OF CHRISTMAS

The firm favourite so early booking is highly recommended! This season of Advent truly calls us to be fully alive and alert for the birth of Christ in our own lives. How difficult it is to really realise this marvellous fact of our existence midst the noise and business of the world around us. This day will quieten your heart and soul and prepare a listening space for each one of us this Advent and Christmastime; a space where God can truly speak the words which our hearts are longing to hear. This day-long experience will open the gateway to a totally new and fresh perspectives through listening on all levels: the spirituality, the sounds, the stories of these twin seasons of Advent and Christmas. We will take a new look at the old chestnut Christmas carols, which have become habitual and mundane over the years.Christ stands as a sign of hope and love in our lives and this day of withdrawal from the hustle and bustle of commercialism, will draw back the veils of mist to reveal the true, real and lasting experience of the birth of Christ in our lives. This day is also a great, novel gift experience for a loved one.

 

Early booking is strongly advised as places are limited and demand great.

 

Contact:      theosonynoirin@gmail.com  086 8137040

COST:           €85 (including substantial lunch and morning and afternoon tea/coffee & scones)

10.00 am       Registration and tea/coffee

5.30 pm          Conclusion and farewells

 

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