• Sr Helen Prejean

    Sr Helen Prejean

    Sr Helen Prejean at our conference 'Voices of Hope: Echoes of the Divine'
  • The Centre

    The Centre

    Jesuit Centre for Spirituality and Culture
  • The Centre's garden

    The Centre's garden

    A corner in which to think & pray
  • Nativity scene

    Nativity scene

    From the Church of St Ignatius
  • River Corrib

    River Corrib

    Choppy waters by the weir

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Lent 2019

Lent is so much more than giving something up! It can also be a time to do something positive or different, to try something new or give yourself a challenge.

A retreat which takes into account your particular needs and personal circumstances might just fit the bill and this year we're offering you a choice of 3 different possibilities.

Interested? Just scroll down to read more....

Option 1: A Lenten Journey

Tried and tested now for a number of years, this is an invitation to journey through Lent, not only in the comfort of your own home, but also in a way that is tailor-made to suit what you are looking you this Lent. It considers not only the time you can commit to your retreat each day, but also how you pray or would like to pray, your questions, hopes, dreams, doubts... everything that really matters to you.

How does it work? As a participant you will be given a trained guide with whol you will meet each week, usually in the Jesuit Centre and who, in the light of your experience, will suggest what you might pray and reflect on over the week ahead.

Practicalities

Dates: Opening & closing meetings on Mondays 11th March & 15th April + 5  weekly meetings.

Time: 8.00 pm for the opening & closing meetings. In between these dates, a weekly meeting with your guide to be arranged at a mutually convenient time, whether in person or using social media or Skype.

Venue: Jesuit Centre of Spirituality & Culture, 6 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway.

Cost: suggested donation of €60.00, or whatever you can afford.

If you’re interested in finding out more, or to book your place please email the centre: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph. 091 725363 or 086 877 6537.

Please note that in order to find guides for everyone BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL.

Option 2: A 10 Minute Challenge

If you feel your life-style doesn't allow you the time or space to consider a retreat but you'd still like to use the time of Lent to give prayer a go, to find a prayer practice that works for you or just generally give some time and space to God, this may be an option for you.

You commit to taking 10 minutes a day to check-on with God and, once a week at a time that suits you both, to speak with a guide. This can be in person or using social media.

Practicalities.

Contact us for further details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph. 091 725363 or 086 877 6537

Option 3: Lent in a Day

If a busy life at home or at work makes you giddy and overwhelmed at the thought of anything else, but you can still commit to a Saturday this third option may be what you're looking for. This day is an invitation to step back and notce what your heart is telling you, and to consider or re-consider priorities....

The day will include time to reflect and pray, alone and with others, and for those who wish, to meet with a guide.

Practicalities

Date: Saturday 23rd March

Time: 10:00 am - 4:00pm

Venue: Jesuit Centre of Spirituality & Culture, 6 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway.

Cost: suggested donation of €20.00, or whatever you can afford.

If you’re interested in finding out more, or to book your place please email the centre: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph. 091 725363 or 086 877 6537.

Please note that places are limited for this day and so, in order to avoid dissappointent, early booking is essential.

 

 

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