(IN SITU) THE FIRE, THE WELL & THE CLOAK | Explore the spirituality of the wonderful Saint Brigid and her compelling symbolism.
Tuesday 23rd July 2024, 10.30am – 4pm (10am Coffee)
Cost £30 (Includes refreshments and lunch)
Venue: Monastery Of Our Lady Of Hyning, Warton, Nr. Carnforth, Lancashire, La5 9se
For bookings, Contact Bookings Secretary: 01524 732684
THE CAVE, THE BLACKBIRD & THE MONSTER | A Journey with the Christian Contemplative, Saint Kevin.
Imagine going deeper on a journey with the 6th century Saint Kevin... Just a few minutes from the stunning Monastic Site of Glendalough, Ireland, is the Brockagh Resource Centre (close to Glendalough Hermitages / St Kevin's Church) and it’s here that the day retreat will take place. We will use presentation, music, stillness, discussion, to explore the compelling spirituality of this famous hermit including the profound image of Saint Kevin’s Cave, which offers us rich ground for considering contemplative silence and why our hearts often yearn for stillness. The unforgettable story of Saint Kevin and the Blackbird will be presented through storytelling and we’ll explore questions such as: How does this story show the relationship between prayer and creation and prayer and spiritual birth? Space for inner soul work will be offered; the startling symbol of the monster of the lough can be an aid to looking at our own shadow sides and how we can bring these gently to light as well as noticing the hidden treasures we may carry. The day will end (weather permitting) with prayer in the sacred place of Glendalough itself, at St Kevin’s well.
Venue: Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh House, Ballard, Glendalough, Co. Wicklow, A98D3H1
Please arrive for 10.15am, we'll start promptly at 10.30am. The day finishes at 3.30pm Please bring a packed lunch. Cost - 70 euros
Date: Friday 20th September 2024
Getting to Brockagh Resource Centre, (which is in Laragh village, very close to Glendalough Monastic Site). Easily reachable by car and public transport. The nearest train station is Rathdrum, then a short taxi ride to Glendalough. For train times see www.irishrail.ie.
You may also wish to take the Glendalough Bus www.glendaloughbus.com or local Link bus number 183.