Contemplative Outreach Dublin –Overview of Retreats November 2019 – September 2020

 

 

Further details and booking information on following pages

 

In the silence, the astonishing gift not only of ‘being present to God as God is’ but of the awareness of the goodness of each one, as present to God 

 

 

November 9th-10th, 2019. A Merton Retreat Facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc. Emmaus Swords Co. Dublin. https://emmauscentre.ie/programme/a-merton-retreat-november/ Nov 30th-Dec 1st, 2019 An Advent Retreat Facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc. Emmaus Swords Co. Dublin https://emmauscentre.ie/programme/an-advent-retreat-a-reflection-on-advent-december/ Saturday December 7th, 2019 An Advent Retreat Day Time: 10 a.m. – 3:00 P.M. with Sr. Fionnuala Quinn at the Margaret Alyward Centre, Glasnevin, Dublin https://www.margaretaylwardcentre.ie/event/advent-centering-prayer-retreat-with-fionnuala-quinn-o-p/
February 22nd – 23rd, 2020. Living and growing with Parkinson’s Facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc. Emmaus Swords Co. Dublin

March 21st -22nd, 2020 The Gift of Life: Life and Living; Death and Dying. Facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc. Emmaus Swords Co. Dublin March 30th – April 3rd, 2020 The Gift of Life: Death and Dying, Life and Living Centering Prayer Retreat Facilitators: Fionnuala Quinn O.P. and Lesley Ann O’ Connor Kylemore Abbey, Benedictine Monastery ‎Connemara‎, ‎County Galway, Ireland
May 16th-17th, 2020 A Silent Weekend Facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc. Emmaus Swords Co. Dublin June 7th–13th, 2020 That We May Be One (Christian Non – Duality) Centering Prayer Facilitators: Fionnuala Quinn O.P. & Suzanne Ryder RSM Star of the Sea, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo. http://staroftheseacentre.com/sots_oct2019_004.htm June 21st-26th, 2020 Heartfulness Retreat: Transformation in Christ5 Day silent retreat Facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc. Emmaus Swords Co. Dublin
June 28th – July 3rd, 2020 Centering Prayer as Practice and Process Facilitators: Fionnuala Quinn O.P. and Lesley Ann O’ Connor Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork, July 5th-10th, 2020 An Intensive Silent Week of Centering Prayer 5 Day silent retreat Facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc. Emmaus Swords Co. Dublin August 23rd-28th ,2020 God is Love: The Heart of All Creation
5 Day silent retreat Facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc. Emmaus Swords Co. Dublin
September 19th – 20th, 2020 Healing and Spirituality (The Twelve Steps) Facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc. Emmaus Swords Co. Dublin

 

November

Healing and Spirituality (The Twelve Steps) A Merton Retreat

November 9, 2019 and November 10, 2019.
Time: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM (Sat) 9:30 AM – 2:00PM (Sun)

2 Day workshop facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc.

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another,” said Thomas Merton. These two days are an introduction to the life, thought and spirituality of the great American Catholic writer and theologian, Thomas Merton. One of the greatest spiritual writers of the 20th century he has much to teach us now in the 21st century especially in the area of contemplative practice. Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie or Telephone +353 1 8700050 for booking

An Advent Retreat: A Reflection on Advent

November 30, 2019 and December 1, 2019.
Time: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (Sat) & 9:30 am – 2:00 pm (Sun)

2 Day reflection facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc.

Prepare for Christmas with an Advent Day of prayer and reflection. Prepare to let Jesus be born anew in you and explore the themes of hope, joy and love in company of Elizabeth, Joseph, Mary and John the Baptiser. Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie or Telephone +353 1 8700050 for booking

December

An Advent Retreat Day at the Margaret Alyward Centre

December 7th 2019

Time: 10 a.m. – 3:00 P.M.

with Sr. Fionnuala Quinn

Enter into the season of Advent with silence in the company of others, aiming to make sense of the Christmas rush.

Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue Holy Faith Sisters, Glasnevin, D11 TC21.

Febuary

Living and growing with Parkinson’s

February 22 and 23, 2020.
Time: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (Sat) & 9:30 am – 2:00 pm (Sun)

2 Day Retreat facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc.

For people who have Parkinson’s, or who live with someone who has Parkinson’s, this is an opportunity to share positive experience and to learn from each other. Illness never can never to allowed to define us but can instead be used as an opportunity to grow. This weekend will include an introduction to the practice of centering prayer and will look at how spirituality can help us live and grow with Parkinson’s. Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie or Telephone +353 1 8700050 for booking

March

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

March 21 and 22, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (Sat) / 9:30 am – 2:00 pm (Sun)

2 Day Retreat facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc.

This is a retreat for those with a well – established practice of centering prayer. Each day will include sessions of centering along with the viewing of a short DVD, some input, group discussion and private time. Topics touched upon 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. Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie or Telephone +353 1 8700050 for booking

The Gift of Life: Death and Dying, Life and Living

Centering Prayer Retreat

March 30 – April 3, 2020

A retreat in preparation for Holy Week and Easter.

Death is not the end of anything, but the final completion of a process and the triumph of the grace of God.

Facilitators: Fionnuala Quinn O.P. and Lesley Ann O’ Connor

The retreat will include DVDs featuring Fr. Thomas Keating, Lectio Divina and one on one conversations with retreat facilitators.

Venue: Kylemore Abbey, Benedictine Monastery, Connemara‎, ‎County Galway, H91 VR90 Ireland

Register with Mary Carroll, Kylemore Abbey, Connemara, Co. Galway
Email: mary@kylemoreabbey.ie Phone: 095 52011

May

A Silent Weekend

May 16-17, 2020.
Time: 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM (Sat) 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM (Sun). 2 Days facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc.

A Weekend of Silence – unplug, disconnect, switch off, wind down, relax and get away from it all with a weekend of silence in beautiful surroundings. This is a chance to rest, read, reflect, write, walk, journal, draw, colour, pray or “waste” time. You can spend the whole day on your own or you can include a private chat with the facilitator. There is no group activity, however, you can avail of the opportunity, if you so wish, to be introduced to centering prayer, which is a non-vocal, non-conceptual meditative practice. The four introductory sessions are spread over the day and take about 40 minutes each including prayer practice. Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie or Telephone +353 1 8700050 for booking

June

That We May Be One (Christian Non – Duality)

June 7th – 13th 2020

Opening to the Divine Indwelling through practicing Centering Prayer is consent to God’s presence and action within us.  Our sense of separation from God gradually evolves into the conviction of self in God.

The retreat will include DVDs featuring Fr. Thomas Keating, Lectio Divina and one on one conversations with retreat facilitators.

Facilitators: Fionnuala Quinn O.P. and Suzanne Ryder RSM

Star of the Sea, Mullaghmore, Co. Sligo. Email: staroftheseacentre@gmail.com Phone: +353 (71) 917 6722

Heartfulness Retreat: Transformation in Christ

June 21-26, 2020.
Sunday 6.00 pm to Friday 2.00 pm. 5 Day silent retreat facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc.

This retreat is an in-depth, intensive retreat for those with an already established practice of centering prayer who wish to enter into a more profound level of spiritual practice. 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. Fr. Thomas’s DVD talks address the importance of silence and contemplative practice as a means of opening the mind and heart and one’s whole being to God, or the Supreme Being, or Ultimate Reality. Fr. Thomas guides the listener toward an understanding of the contemplative dimension of the Gospel and its extraordinary implications and applications for personal freedom and global peace. He explains that the inherent human quest for happiness is itself the greatest proof of God’s existence. As we move into our inmost being, we are given openness of heart and a refined inward eye to perceive the mystery of the Divine everywhere and in everything. That which is hidden from our senses and intellect becomes more and more transparent as we are being transformed into the mind and heart of Christ. Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie or Telephone +353 1 8700050 for booking

Centering Prayer as Practice and Process

June 28 – July 3, 2020

For those new to Centering Prayer or those wishing to renew their practice, this retreat will assist you with deepening your relationship with God. We will focus on teaching and practicing the method of Centering Prayer; review its place in the Christian tradition, its conceptual background, and psychological process; and share insights into establishing Centering Prayer as a way of life. The retreat will include DVDs featuring Fr. Thomas Keating, Lectio Divina and one on one conversations with retreat facilitators.

Facilitators: Fionnuala Quinn O.P. and Lesley Ann O’ Connor

Ennismore Retreat Centre, Montenotte, Cork, Ireland T23 CT95 Email: info@ennismore.ie Phone: +353 021-4502520

July

An Intensive Silent Week of Centering Prayer

July 5-10, 2020
Sunday 6.00 pm to Friday 2.00 pm. 5 Day silent retreat facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc.

Centering Prayer is a non-vocal, non-conceptual method of meditation. This five day silent retreat is not an introduction but it is suitable for those who have a well-established daily practice of centering prayer. Centering 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 daily centering prayer can change a person’s life and become the foundation of a deep personal spirituality. This intensive retreat is based upon the writings of Fr. Thomas Keating O.C.S.O. and involves several sessions of centering prayer each day. The programme is facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc who is an experienced retreat giver and a long-time member of Contemplative Outreach. Contemplative Outreach was founded by Fr. Thomas Keating to promote the teaching of centering prayer. Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie or Telephone +353 1 8700050 for booking

August

God is Love: The Heart of All Creation

August 23-28, 2020.
Sunday 6.00 pm to Friday 2.00 pm. 5 Day silent retreat facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc.

This retreat continues and builds on the works of Thomas Keating over the past thirty years. It offers a vision of hope and a view of reality that at once integrates the sciences, religion and humankind’s place in the cosmos as divine in origin, unifying in purpose, unfolding in its grandeur. Each day will consist of centering prayer sessions, DVD presentations, shared group discussion, personal reflection and silence. There will also be some opportunity for one-to-one personal spiritual accompaniment. The foundation of the approach that is taken during the programme is the assertion that God’s work of creation is ongoing. It is a gradual unfolding of a sacred, mysterious and evolutionary process. God’s essence is love, and as we are made in the image of God, our essence too is one of love. If we are willing to consent to God’s action within us, God will continually draw us forward to express that love in the way that we lead our lives.

All of creation and all of life is suffused with the presence of God. Everything that exists gives witness to that presence. The challenge to humanity, therefore, is one of consciousness. Personally and collectively, we are at all times being invited to consciously take the next step forward in evolution. This programme takes that invitation seriously. Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie or Telephone +353 1 8700050 for booking

September

Healing and Spirituality (The Twelve Steps)

September 19, 2020 and September 20, 2020.
Time: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm (Sat) / 9:30 am – 2:00 pm (Sun) 2 Day Retreat facilitated by Denis Gleeson cfc.

This 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. Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie or Telephone +353 1 8700050 for booking

Br. Denis Gleeson’s Retreats are held at Emmaus Retreat and Conference Centre

Ennis Lane, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin K67Y274

Email : emmauscentre@emmauscentre.ie or Telephone +353 1 8700050 for booking

Three other retreats are held in Sligo, Cork and Kylemore Abbey, Bookings are made directly with the individual retreat houses.

With Srs Fionnuala Quinn O.P. Suzanne Ryder RSM and Lesley Ann O’ Connor.