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    Jesuit Centre for Spirituality and Culture
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    The Centre's garden

    A corner in which to think & pray
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    Nativity scene

    From the Church of St Ignatius
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    River Corrib

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Dive Deeper: Exploring Spirituality & Ways of Prayer



Sunset over Galway BayAn initiative where adults (age 30-45 approx.) can explore contemporary spirituality and spiritual practice.

It is a safe, non-judgmental space in which to take time out and to share experiences of life and prayer. Each evening provides an opportunity to experience a different way of praying or style of meditation, drawing from the rich traditions within Christianity and Ignatian spirituality, such as praying with the breath, sacred reading, centering prayer, the Ignatian examen, as well as practices drawn from Eastern spirituality such as mindfulness and self-compassion.

The aim is to help people find a way of prayer that works for them and that will help them to develop and cultivate inner awareness, stillness, and the capacity for reflection.

No previous experience or attendance is necessary. If you're interested, you're welcome to come along and see if this is something for you!


Dates: Wednesdays once or twice a month depending on the season:

Wednesdays 4th & 18th October; 1st & 15th November; 6th December (Christmas Party) 2017; 17th January, 7th & 21st February, 7th & 21st March 2018.

Time: 7:30-9:00 pm

Venue: Jesuit Centre of Spirituality & Culture

Suggested donation: €5 per session.

Course facilitators: Amy Hallett Cusack & Kieran Hayes

Please note that 'Dive Deeper' is reserved for people who are in their 30s & 40s. For all further information:  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ph. 091 725363 or 086 877 6537


About the facilitators:

Amy Hallett Cusack has an MA in Leadership and Pastoral Care from All Hallows College. A chaplain & teacher by profession, she has worked in various ministry settings both in the United States and in Ireland.

Kieran Hayes been practicing mindfulness and Christian meditation for many years, and has a Diploma in Spiritual Direction from the Milltown Institute.

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