In a retreat setting the length of the periods of Centering Prayer are extended… Lengthening or multiplying the periods of Centering Prayer can help to deepen the experience of interior silence…we are perfectly capable of an extended period of resting in God, especially with the support of a group.

– Thomas Keating Open Mind Open Heart

 

                               

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Contemplative Outreach Retreats –  2019

 

 

Contemplative Outreach Dublin

Centering Prayer Retreats

 

July

July 14 – 19, 2019

The Gift of Life: Life and Living; Death and Dying.

Sunday 6.00 pm to Friday 2.00 pm.

5 Day Retreat

This is a retreat for those with a well – established practice of centering prayer. Each day will include a number of sessions of centering along with the viewing of a DVD, some group discussion, private time and an opportunity for individual spiritual accompaniment. The DVDs will feature Father Thomas Keating with Father Carl J. Arico of Contemplative Outreach and will each last about 15 minutes. Topics dealt will include: the stages of dying; suffering; judgement and mercy; after death; the cross; the mystery of God and coming home. The focus of the retreat will be on the process of transformation as a part of the journey of life. That process, of course, is also a process of dying and of letting go. It is a greater realization of the fullness of our own humanity, our deepest and truest self and an expression of the fact that we are each made in the image and likeness of God.

 

Faciliated by Br. Denis Glesson cfc

Emmaus Retreat Centre

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin. K67 Y274

Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin.

Phone: (01) 8700050



August

Sunday, August 25th – Wednesday, August 28th 2019

HEARTFULNESS

Kylemore Abbey Retreat

Transformation in Christ

Sunday, August 25th – Wednesday, August 28th 2019

Inspired by the desire to renew and share Christian Contemplative Prayer, Fr. Thomas Keating OCSO., founded Contemplative Outreach in 1984.

In the contemplative atmosphere of Kylemore Abbey, this silent retreat offers the retreatant a deep immersion in the silence of Centering Prayer and will feature DVD’s of Fr. Thomas, speaking on such topics as The Pursuit of Happiness, The Human Condition, The Divine Indwelling, etc.

The retreat will be enhanced, by the unique opportunity to join the daily Offices of the Benedictine Community of sisters who reside at Kylemore, with Eucharist, and the opportunity for soul accompaniment with retreat facilitators.

Facilitators: Fionnuala Quinn O.P. Coordinator of Contemplative Outreach Dublin, and Lesley-Ann O’Connor who currently serves on the global team for Contemplative Outreach.

Time: Arrival is from 3 p.m. Sunday, August 25th Prayer of Vespers with the Kylemore Community at 6 p.m. followed by supper and opening of the retreat. The retreat will complete at lunchtime, Wednesday, August 28th 2019.

Accommodation: Single ensuite rooms in (Notre Dame building), Kylemore Abbey

Spaces are limited.

Cost

450 euro.

Resident participants: In order to register, a non-refundable deposit of € 100 is required.

Non-resident participants: €100 plus cost of any meals taken at Kylemore Abbey. Registration is required, but no deposit.

Please register with

Mary Carroll, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co. Galway H91 VR90

or email: mary@kylemoreabbey.ie

phone: 095 52011;

cheques payable to The Kylemore Trust

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September

 

September 21st/22nd

Healing and Spirituality (The Twelve Steps)

Centering Prayer Retreat

 Saturday: 9:30am–6:00pm, Sunday :9:30am–2:00pm

This 2 day workshop/retreat draws upon the proven twelve step spirituality of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is suitable for anyone interested in the twelve steps and who wishes to continue, or to embark upon, a twelve step spiritual journey. The workshop is not meant as a first introduction to the twelve steps for someone struggling with addiction but it is suitable for someone who simply wants to explore a tried and tested spirituality and to establish spiritual practices that support healing, recovery and change. It is also a helpful workshop for those who live with family members who struggle with addiction.

Faciliated by Br. Denis Glesson cfc

Emmaus Retreat Centre

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin. K67 Y274

Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin.

Phone: (01) 8700050

 

October

 

October 19th/ 20th

Introduction to Centering Prayer

Saturday:9:30am–6:00pm, Sunday 9:30am-2;00pm

This 2 day retreat offers a practical and experiential introduction to the Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is a non-vocal, non-conceptual method of meditation that is for everyone. The prayer offers a method of consenting to God’s presence and action within oneself and in daily life. It invites God to transform us and to help this to grow spiritually. Establishing a practice of centering prayer can change a person’s life and become the foundation of a deep personal spirituality. The introduction is based upon the writings of Fr. Thomas Keating O.C.S.O.

Faciliated by Br. Denis Glesson cfc

Emmaus Retreat Centre

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin. K67 Y274

Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin.

Phone: (01) 8700050

 

Upcoming Retreats with Contemplative Outreach Ireland

• 12th July 2019. Friday. Centering Prayer Retreat Day.

A Day of Remembrance for Fr Thomas Keating. Mount St Anne’s Retreat Centre. Killinard, Co Laoise •


.16th -23rd July 2019 8 Day Intensive Reteat (12 Step friendly)

Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre , Crossgar, Co Down


• 27th -9th September 2019 Weekend Retreat. Tobar Mhuire Retreat Centre , Crossgar, Co Down •


. 6th – 13th November 2019 8 Day Post-Intensive Retreat. Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre, Co Wexford.


• 29th Nov – 1st December 2019

Advent Weekend Retreat. Ballyvaloo Retreat Centre, Co Wexford