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Wisdom and Wonder

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. Melanie-Préjean Sullivan, is in collaboration with the Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology, Cambridge, UK.   The year 2018 marks two significant anniversaries associated with  ...

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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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