‘The light shines in the darkness’
Take time apart from the ordinary distractions of everyday life and
As one church year ends and a new begins, take time apart to rest in the light
of Christ, to restore you on your journey and help you share his light with others.
‘I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’
The Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland is delighted to lead this year’s Advent Retreat at the request of the Commission on Ministry. This is the first year that the retreat has been in person since 2019, and the theme has been chosen to reflect this. The retreat takes place in Mount St Anne’s Retreat Centre, Portarlington, Co. Laois, and is open to anyone who needs rest, healing, and quietness at this time of year. It runs from the evening of Thursday 10th November to lunchtime on Saturday 12th, and the cost is €150, which includes accommodation and meals.
Ms Carol Casey is this year’s retreat facilitator. Carol is a diocesan lay reader and a spiritual director. She facilitates quiet days and retreats for the Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer and also for Contemplative Outreach Ireland. She is a guest retreat director at Manresa, the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Dublin. Carol has been a member of the board of the Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland. She helped develop and present the training programme for prayer ministers and both instigated and shared in the running of Wellspring, the one day retreats organised by CMH:I over several years.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book or with any questions.