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





Contemplative Outreach Retreats – Dublin 2018-19








Kylemore Abbey

“Embracing Silence on the Spiritual Journey”

Monday, January 28th to Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

This silent retreat presents an opportunity for deeper immersion in the practice of Centering Prayer and prayerful silence as taught by Contemplative Outreach. The guidelines that comprise the Method of Centering Prayer will be explored. DVD’s featuring Father Carl Arico will demonstrate the wisdom of this silent practice which calls us to live with contemplative awareness, prompted by the Spirit, we consent to God’s presence and action in our lives.

The retreat will be enhanced with Eucharist, Lectio Divina and the opportunity for soul accompaniment with retreat facilitators.

Facilitators from Contemplative Outreach Dublin

Fionnuala Quinn O.P.

Lesley-Ann O’Connor

Time: Arrival is from 3 p.m. on Monday, January 28th. Supper is at 6 p.m. and Opening is at 7 p.m. The retreat completes after breakfast on the last day.

The cost:

550 euro. In order to register, a non-refundable deposit of 100 euro is required.

Please register with

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

or email:

phone: 095 52011;

cheques payable to The Kylemore Trust

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The Spiritual Journey
( Based upon the work of Fr. Thomas Keating)
A comprehensive exploration of the stages of the spiritual journey through discussion of DVDs featuring Fr. Thomas Keating. The course runs for one evening a week over two years.

Facilitator – Br Denis Gleeson cfc

Venue: Emmaus Centre 

Tel +353 1 870 0050

Email –

Address – Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin