As we can feel the air change and the light of days grow longer, Spring reminds us it is never too late! The surety of recovery and resurrection as new buds and green shoots emerge where for ages there has only been dark earth. But things in nature are not always what they seem. Absence of light and lack of obvious movement doesn’t always mean (in nature’s terms) that replenishing, recharging and recovery are not going on below the surface of things.
Spring ‘Reach Out’
Mount St. Anne’s Retreat and Conference Centre in Killenard (Portarlington, Co. Laois) has been running a programme of online Spring ‘Reach Out’ courses starting in early February. There are two more in the programme series, that are just about to start now in these days – but if you move quickly – it is still not too late to book. See the details below:
Evolution and Spirituality in the 21st Century
March 2,9,16,23 (Diarmuid O’ Murchu)
Our churches and religions are struggling to keep pace with the evolutionary changes of our time. A global emergency like Covid 19 opens up new ways of understanding evolution. How to integrate these newly expanded horizons of meaning may well be the greatest challenge for contemporary spirituality.
“Has God spoken only through Moses?” (Num. 12:2) Travelling the Easter story with the women of scripture
March 3,10,17,24 (Gráinne Doherty)
A series of four talks explores the meaning and significance of the Easter story by examining and engaging with the prophetic witness of women in the scriptural accounts of both the Exodus story and the Passion narrative.
Cost of each course: €100.00. To book your place and check 0ut technical requirements to access Zoom Email : firstname.lastname@example.org or T. 057 8626153
Wishing you every blessing in these Spring days of recovery.
About Mount St. Anne’s
Mount St. Anne’s Retreat and Conference Centre (established by the Presentation Sisters in Ireland) is located in the heart of the Irish midlands (Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois). The Centre is committed to a spirituality of communion that seeks God in the inter-connectedness of all life and contributes to nurturing and supporting the creation of a more compassionate, just and sustainable world.
Mount St. Anne’s is currently closed to guests and visitors (due to the COVID-19 restrictions) but staff are available to take bookings and enquiries online and by phone.