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Let us not forget hospitality

Do not forget to show hospitality, for by so doing some people have welcomed angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2)   After The pilgrimage of trust, organised by Taizé community in December in Madrid, brother Alois proposed a reflection on several aspects of hospitality. First proposal: Discover the source of hospitality in God From the beginning of the universe, God ...

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WYD – A Celebration of Faith

Preparations are underway for the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day (WYD) that takes centre stage in Panama City, January 22-27 2019.  Pope Francis will join the celebrations from January 23 onwards. The World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope, which takes plece every three years in a different country. The previous WYD was in Krakow, Poland from July 26th ...

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Called to be Mystics event – June 2019

You are invited to join us for the “Called to be mystics” event on Saturday 22nd June 2019 in Croi Nua Spirituality Centre in Galway. It will feature expert presenters on the mystical call in contemporary spiritual writers Thomas Merton, Etty Hillesum and John O’Donohue.   Places are limited and pre-booking is essential.   Please register on Eventbrite, following this ...

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A new partnership announced

Presentation Sisters  and DCU’s Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education have announced a three-year partnership to enable research into community-based adult religious education and faith development in Ireland today. Over three years from September 2018, a postdoctoral researcher based at the Centre will provide a broad picture of current provision in adult religious education in Ireland, conduct quantitative and qualitative research ...

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Our Ancient Future

The 2018 Conference of European University Chaplains (#CEUC2018) is taking place in Dublin from the 4-8th June 2018. CEUC 2018 will be hosted by CN3 (the Chaplaincy Network at Third Level in Ireland) which includes chaplains from universities, colleges and institutes of technology across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Ireland’s heritage and history provides a deep well of spiritual insight and ...

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Wisdom and Wonder

Please Note: Unfortunately, Mount St. Anne’s have had to cancel this event due to insufficient numbers.  Apologies for any disappointment this may cause. A Day of Reflection in Memory of Thomas Merton. Date:  Saturday, 12th May 2018 – 9.30 am to 4.15 pm Venue: Mount St. Anne’s Retreat & Conference Centre, Killinard, Portarlington, (Co. Laois) This event facilitated by Dr. ...

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Rejoice and Be Glad

Pope Francis has written a new apostolic exhortation on “the call to holiness in the contemporary world”. “Gaudete et Exsultate” is the Latin title of the text, which translated into English means “Rejoice and Be Glad”.  The words are taken from the Gospel of Matthew (5:12) at the end of the discourse on the Beatitudes.  Why should we “rejoice and be glad”?  ...

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Contemplative Prayer – A Day of Enrichment

‘Be Still And know That I Am God’  ~ Psalm 46:10   ‘Contemplative prayer is the world in which God can do anything.  It is to be open to the infinite and hence to infinite possibilities.   Our private, self-made worlds come to an end; a new world appears within and around us; and the impossible becomes an everyday experience’. (‘Open ...

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Sabbatical Programme 2018

‘Reflect, Refresh & Renew’ “It has been an absolute gift to step out of my life for a short while & enter a completely new space of reflection & renewal, in the beautiful environment of Mt. St. Anne’s …” – quote from a participant at the 2017  Sabbatical Programme) This 4-week programme taking place from the 18th March to 13th April ...

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