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Sabbatical Programme Oct-Nov 2019

A breathing space in your ongoing Faith Journey

The Sabbatical experience … from the people giving us the marvellous sharing of their knowledge and experience, to the comfort, meals and ambiance of the place itself, should be experienced by anyone wishing to take time out from a busy schedule to reflect and ponder, and to find peace in the atmosphere of a place where ‘God Is'”.

~ A recent participant of the Sabbatical Programme at Mount St. Anne’s

This 4-week sabbatical programme (taking place from the 20th October to 16th November 2019) will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on your life journey, to be refreshed and renewed by new experiences, and by the variety of perspectives presented throughout the programme.  The venue (Mount St. Anne’s Retreat and Conference Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois) provides a welcoming and beautiful environment that  helps support personal growth and spiritual renewal.

The format of the programme offers time for orientation, reflection and celebration, built around formal inputs by the Mount St. Anne’s Team and by invited  contributors, with planned field trips to local places of significance.

The fee for the 4-week period is €3,700 (which includes all meals, tuition and field trips).

This Programme is for those who are engaged in Christian Ministry as Faith Leaders working in a community context, or in an educational setting, or who are in transition in ministry.

How to apply

Contact: Dr. Oonagh O’Brien (CEO of Mount St. Anne’s) by email or phone, in the first instance.

Email: sabbaticals@mountstannes.com

Tel: +353 (57) 862 6153

You will then receive an Application Form & Information Pack.  Application Forms should be completed and returned to Mount St. Anne’s on, or before Thursday 1st August, 2019.   You can also download the  Sabbatical Brochure Oct-Nov 2019 (002) (See also: Sabbaticals at Mount St. Anne’s).

Mount Saint Anne’s, is located in the heart of the Irish midlands. If you need to get away from the strains and stresses of everyday life, this beautiful venue offers a wonderful opportunity.  The very special surroundings and the closeness to nature help to bring about renewal. Take a walk through the trees and let your thoughts unfold into the silence.


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