Monsignor Dermot Lane, D.D., author of several books including Keeping Hope Alive and The Reality of Jesus is this year’s guest speaker at Manresa’s summer seminar series for graduates. Msgr. Lane is President of the Mater Dei Institute and currently Parish Priest of Balally in Dublin. The theme of the one-day seminar is ‘The Experience of God and Spiritual Direction’. Date: 13 June, 2009. Venue: Manresa, Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, Dublin. Cost: €60. Further details www.manresa.ie or by contacting (01) 833 1352.
People who would like to sign up for the Exercises in Daily Life are invited by Manresa to do so. This form of making the full Spiritual Exercises goes back to St. Ignatius himself, who recommends it for those who cannot withdraw into solitude for the thirty-day retreat because they are ‘engaged in public affairs or necessary business’. Doing the EDL demands a commitment to daily prayer and regular meetings with an experienced guide.
The Gardiner Street Gospel Choir will be performing in The Helix on Saturday 6 June at 8pm. Tickets cost €18 and can be purchased online on The Helix website.