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Uplift Your Spirit. Nourish Your Soul

The Faith Renewal Programme at Knock Shrine offers a variety of day retreats, seminars and music events throughout the year.

Faith Renewal Events Spring/Summer 2020

Quiet Days for Busy People

Refresh, Rewind and Reconnect. Why not take time for you, for a few hours or a few days at one of our retreats! The Quiet Days provide a quiet space away from the demands of busy life and time for focusing on yourself. It is a great opportunity to take time out for yourself to nourish your soul and discover new life in the heart of the Gospels, through Guided Meditation and quiet reflection.



Come Away to a Quiet Place – Music, Reflection and Prayer with Deirdre Ni Chinnéide
Saturday, March 14th: 10.30am – 4pm

If you think all celtic music sounds the same, then you probably haven’t heard Deirdre Ní Chinnéide, Irelands leading singer who is reshaping the genre that has captivated millions. Deirdre offers her music as an expression of a spiritual practice that explores the healing potential of sound with particular connection to the Spirit and shadow of Celtic consciousness.

 

She has sung and performed extensively in both Irish and English as a vocalist with bands such as Mo run Searc, Acabella, Ragus and many more and has toured the Celtic festival route in Europe and the USA. She was soloist with the global Mantra choir singing for His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the World Peace Conference in Belfast.Deirdre is also the singer of the Irish entry Caillte go Deo, which won the Interntional Panceltic Song Competition, Letterkenny, Ireland April 2007.

She is a singer, songwriter released her debut album Celtic Passage with Sounds True Colorado in 2007.

Deirdre trained as psychotherapist, specialising in the area of Trauma and Recovery and has worked throughout Ireland, Bosnia, Croatia and more recently Kosovo. She is an experienced group facilitator and travels internationally giving talks, retreats and workshops.

She lives on Inis Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland and draws on the inspiration of Celtic Spirituality for her music, poetry and workshop themes.

Deirdre currently spends time working as part of an adult faith development team called Partners in Faith.

Fee: €30 includes lunch
Location: Prayer Centre

Quiet Days for Busy People

Refresh, Rewind and Reconnect. Why not take time for you, for a few hours or a few days at one of our retreats! The Quiet Days provide a quiet space away from the demands of busy life and time for focusing on yourself. It is a great opportunity to take time out for yourself to nourish your soul and discover new life in the heart of the Gospels, through Guided Meditation and quiet reflection.

‘Resting in God’s Gaze of Love’ with Lizzie Harrison

A Chaplain in Dublin city centre for 8 years, Lizzie Harrison moved to Galway to work as Youth Ministry Co-Ordinator in Esker Retreat centre. Since moving on from Esker, she has been no stranger to the Tuam Diocese having given In-service, retreats and workshops to teachers and students here. She has a passion for creative Liturgy and prayer especially Christian Mindfulness. “Resting In God’s gaze of Love” will be a day to Rest, Reflect and Revive your soul, Reassured of the unconditional love God has for you.

Saturday, April 25th: 10.30am – 4pm

Fee: €30 includes lunch
Location: Prayer Centre

2020 Vision – Faith into the Future – Biblical Nourishment for Hungry Pilgrims

Facilitated by Kieran O’Mahony, Jessie Rogers and Sean Goan

Location: To be advised
Fee: €200 per person incl. lunch

Come join us and be nourished by the Word of God as we reflect on its richness. The Summer School focuses on specific themes in Scripture with guest speakers throughout the week. The programme consists of daily lectures, workshops, Lectio Divina and celebration of the Mass.

 

Timetable for the Week is as follows:

2020 Vision, Faith into the Future.

TUESDAY 9 JUNE WEDNESDAY 10 JUNE THURSDAY 11 JUNE  

FRIDAY 12 JUNE

 

9.30 10.30am LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE
11-12 OPENING SESSION LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE
12.15pm EUCHARIST EUCHARIST EUCHARIST EUCHARIST
1-2.30pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
2.30 -3.30pm LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE CLOSING SESSION
4-5pm LECTURE LECTURE LECTURE
7-8pm PRAYER WITH SCRIPTURE PRAYER WITH SCRIPTURE PRAYER WITH SCRIPTURE

Biblical Nourishment for Hungry Pilgrims

 

Topics cover will include:

Living as the People of God in challenging times: Insights from Isaiah and Jeremiah

The Gospel’s – He shall be called Emmanuel (God with us)

Matthew

New testament – In Him all things hold together

Collosians and Ephesians

Your Life, Your Story, Your Pathway to God

God takes an interest in each one of us, in every life – a personal interest in the ordinary daily realities and in our deepest longings. Each of us has a story to tell and in that story, God is present, calling us to listen as well as speaking. It doesn’t do away with the struggles of life, but it helps us to see that the One who created us wants to guide us and to give us courage and a sense of peace. This is what the Jesuit way of prayer is all about.

Location: Prayer Centre
Recommended Donation €10 per day
Facilitators: Terry Howard SJ & Jesuit Team
Times: Registration on Sunday 26 July at 7.30pm

To book a place at any of these events, please contact Knock Shrine:

T: (094) 93 75355
E: faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie 

Retreats and workshops

The Faith Renewal team at Knock Shrine offers a variety of events based on music, family, parish enrichment and spiritual retreats. Retreats and workshops take place throughout the year and encompass a wide range of topics from art workshops, Scripture, Ignatian spirituality and Sacred music.

These events are aimed at adults and include a series of one-day retreats and workshops to encourage prayer, deepening of faith and spiritual rejuvenation. Take timeout for yourself and join us for some days of quiet prayer, reflection and exploration. Parish groups are welcome and booking is recommended.

For bookings and further information, email faithrenewal@knockshrine.ie or telephone 094 93 75 355