Events 2017


More details about these listed events are to be found on the 'Retreats', 'Sabbaticals', Talks & Conferences' and 'Courses' pages.

Ten Week Sabbatical Programme

Exploring Spirituality in the context of: An expanding universe. An endangered Earth. The Christian tradition.
Many retreats and short courses are offered throughout the sabbatical for those who want to participate but are unable to commit to the full ten weeks.

AUTUMN - 3 September 2017 - 10 November 2017 Non residential spaces still available

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5 June 2017 – 10 June 2017 

The Universe Story: Promise and Hope

Presented by Sr. Sharon Zayac

Sharon will guide us in the Story of the Origins of the Universe through the prism of Promise and Hope. Among other things, we will contemplate what the Universe is teaching us aboutincarnation, salvation, and resurrection.
3rd  July 2017 -  8th July 2017

“Make me a Channel of Your Peace Where there is hatred let me bring your love” The Work that Reconnects

Presented by Anne & Terry Symens-Bucher (Franciscans)

Anne and Terry will explore The Work that Reconnects: What is Mine to Do? If your heart is breaking in the face of "the Great Unraveling" of ecological, economic, political and social systems, come join us for a brave and beautiful journey as we dare to see we are not separate from the suffering of our world. Anne and Terry will be joined by Deirdre Ni Chinneide who will invite us to  explore and weave the threads of the work that reconnects through music , prayer and reflection  drawing on  the depth, beauty and richness of our celtic heritage and spirituality.

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Talks & Conferences
A range of one and four day talks and conferences take place during the year.


These conferences include a full meal prepared by our qualified chefs who use fresh organic produce straight from our own farm. Teas and coffees with home baked snacks are also included.


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Private Retreats
Individuals or groups are offered the opportunity to make their own private retreat. Self-catering en-suite rooms are available with library, audio-visual and all the facilities of the Centre.