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Exploring through scripture & art

scripture and art

The genealogy of Jesus in Mathew 1:1 – 17 names only five women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary.  For centuries people have been intrigued by the inclusion of these diverse and often unorthodox women.  This online course offered by Mount St. Anne’s Retreat and Conference Centre is an opportunity to explore their individual stories through scripture and art, and ...

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    A peaceful journey

    You are invited to participate in an online journey from Easter to Pentecost facilitated by Gráinne Doherty. This online retreat opportunity is provided by Mount St. Anne’s Retreat and Conference Centre see: HERE    (Please note that Mount St. Anne’s is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19 restrictions). ‘Peace be with you’ (Jn 20:19): Journeying from Easter to Pentecost ...

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      Province Justice Day 2019

      “How do we ‘carry Nano’s Lantern’ … and ‘hear the cry of the Earth and those kept poor’ ”? Today, more than ever before, we need people like Nano Nagle*.  We need people of courage who are prepared, if necessary, to ‘spend themselves’ for love of the poor and of the planet. This is what it means to carry ‘Nano’s ...

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        Love made visible

        As the National  Ploughing Championships begin in Ballintrane, Fenagh, Co. Carlow in these days we are reminded of the vitality of  our daily relationship with nature and of the inter-relatedness of all life; whether ‘walking lightly on the Earth’ or working in and for this ‘Our Common Home’.  Through this  experience we have the opportunity to ‘keep pace’ with the ...

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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 ...

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            Justice for All: People and Planet

            Justice  for All: People and Planet ‘Love  one another & spend yourselves for the poor’. The provincial Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Commission will hold a Day for Justice on November 24th, 2018 at Mount St Anne’s, Retreat and Conference Centre, Killenard, Portarlington, Co. Laois, exploring the theme: ‘Justice For All: People and Planet’. The keynote speaker is ...

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              Sabbatical Programme 2019

              ‘Reflect, Refresh & Renew’ “I feel privileged to have been led on a pilgrimage from solitude to community …” . “I thought that there was a good balance between personal space & group involvement”. – some experiences shared by participants at Mount St. Anne’s  Sabbatical Programme This 4-week programme (taking place from the 24th March to 21st April 2019) will provide you with an ...

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                ‘Heart Aflame’ Visitor Centre

                ‘Know where you come from, to know who you are’. The first time I saw the exhibition in the ‘Heart Aflame’ Visitor Centre this was the phrase that remained with me long afterwards as  the ‘Heart Aflame’ Story is the story of the Presentation Congregation. The exhibition material that is available treasures the memory, tradition and contribution of all of those ...

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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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                    Wisdom and Wonder

                    Wisdom and Wonder: A Day of Reflection in Memory of  Thomas Merton Date:    Saturday 12th May, 2018 | 9.30am – 4.15pm Venue: Mount St. Anne’s Retreat & Conference Centre, 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 Thomas ...

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