The denizens of Cherryfield Lodge made full use of the sunny and cloudless weather on Tuesday 23 June. On an outing to Wicklow they took inboth the Jesuit holiday house at Thornhill, near Brittas Bay, and Tinnakilly House Hotel, near Rathnew, where they (as pictured here) had the dining room all to themselves for lunch.
Starting in September 2009, Manresa is offering a Practicum in Retreat Direction to those who have successfully completed the two-year Course in Spiritual Direction. Participants will have a personal mentor for the year, and will direct several retreats of different kinds, under supervision. Some guided reading will be required, and for those who have not made the full Spiritual Exercises, an opportunity will be offered to make them in the form of the Exercises in Daily Life (EDL). For further information, contact Fr. Paddy Carberry, S.J., at Manresa (01) 833 1352.
Fergus O’Donoghue SJ, the blogging editor of Studies, faces stiff competition for public attention.Statistics published this week show that a mere 9% of all registered blogs are currently active.That 9%, however, amounts to 7.4 million! Fergus, of course, is still very active, producing daily posts on journalists, bishops, papal nuncios, politicians and others – even getting online when he is abroad to get his word out there.