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Sat01May202110am - 3pmOnline
“Practical Spirituality: spiritual practices that can energise and shape our living.”
Led by Nick Helm, spiritual director.*
The day will include time for discussion in small groups, and time for personal reflection away from the screen.
Please book via the website – click here for the link to the page Friends On Line Retreat day cost £25
Fri29Oct2021Sun31Oct202112:00 pmHolland House
Breathing with Unity, Living with Blessing
Chant, Movement and Contemplative Prayer with the Aramaic Jesus
This year at Holland House, we will return to the heart-awareness of the present moment with a journey through the Beatitudes of Jesus in Aramaic. Through chant, simple circle movement and contemplative prayer, we will re-enter the state that Jesus calls tub, “blessedly ripe—at the right time and place” We will follow the journey of one of the most profound aspects of Jesus’ teaching, the Beatitudes in Matthew. This is a healing journey that takes us to deepest part of ourselves and then resurrects us in power and joy. Whether or not you have joined in these Aramaic retreats previously, this is a wonderful doorway into Jesus’ native spirituality and way of meditation.
Fri03Dec2021Sun05Dec20215:00 pmHolland House
We Await the Coming – Advent as Subversive Memory
Advent recalls the birth of Jesus in our world, while also reminding us God’s future coming at the end time. In this weekend conference, Diarmuid O’Murchu will introduce new insights on the meaning of Advent, following the guideline of Scripture scholar, John. D. Crossan: While we are waiting for God’s intervention, God is actually waiting on our collaboration. The challenges to Christian faith are quite substantial and through input, reflection, and dialogue, will be explored over the weekend".With increasing numbers logging-on to Diarmuids on-line events for us, the weekend is sure to be a sell-out.Mark a space in your diary for what will be a great inspirational Advent retreat.Here's the link to a great weekend of inspiring wisdom...... Inspiration with Diarmuid OMurchuDiarmuid O'Murchu, a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order, and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin Ireland, is a social psychologist most of whose working life has been in social ministry, predominantly in London, UK. In that capacity he has worked as a couple's counsellor, in bereavement work, AIDS-HIV counselling, and, in more recent times, with homeless people and refugees. As a workshop leader and group facilitator he has worked in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, The Philippines, Thailand, India, and in several African countries, facilitating programmes on Adult Faith Development. His best known books include Quantum Theology (1996 - revised in 2004), Ancestral Grace (2008), Jesus in the Power of Poetry (2009), Christianity's Dangerous Memory (2011), In the Beginning was the Spirit (2012), Incarnation: A New Evolutionary Threshold (2017), Beyond Original Sin: Recovering Humanity's Creative Urge (2018), When the Disciple Comes of Age (2019). He now lives in Dublin, Ireland.