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14 OCT: Movies that Matter

The popular Movies that Matter series continues with a new selection of films this Autumn. Each evening begins at 7:30 pm and involves watching a film and participating in reflective discussion guided by Eileen O’Driscoll during which there will be an opportunity to reflect both personally and as a group on the issues and values illustrated. The films from Poland, ...

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07 OCT: Spiritual Exercises Open Evening

The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius inspire the work of Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality and are given expression in many ways. If you’re interested in the Spiritual Exercises and in considering what form may be most suitable for you, this open evening will be the ideal opportunity to hear how others have found the Exercises helpful to them and to ...

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03 OCT: Spiritual Directors’ Day: Finding Silence

This day for those involved in the ministry of Spiritual Direction will offer space for quiet personal resourcing, time to renew contacts and share insights about stillness and listening that may be helpful for others and those that are accompanied. The day will be directed by Tom McGuinness SJ. These ongoing formation days are an opportunity to keep in touch ...

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30 SEP: Spirituality in Poetry and Song

The first in a series of three workshops which will involve prayer, silence and sharing. Participants will have opportunities to consider favourite poems and music and to reflect on them prayerfully. Guided by the insights of Ignatian spirituality in an atmosphere of attention to what inspires, these meetings will bring light to autumn evenings. The Magic of Words: An enjoyable ...

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29 SEP: Expressing the Creative Spirit

We rely a lot on words but sometimes they are not enough: our inner lives, our feelings, our consciousness often need other forms of expression. These six evenings (Tuesday 29 September; Tuesday 6 October; Tuesday 13 October; Tuesday 20 October; Tuesday 27 October; Tuesday 3 November) directed by Colm Brophy present an opportunity to free our inner creative spirits by looking ...

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SEP26: Retreat – Oasis Day

An Oasis Day presents an opportunity to take some time apart – a little time to catch up with yourself, to meet with God.  You can decide which of the elements on offer are most helpful to you, choosing from reflections, guided prayer, silence and an opportunity to meet with a spiritual director. Mass is celebrated before supper.

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SEP25: Laudato Si’ – Caring for our Common Home

Pope Francis’ s second encyclical, Laudato Si’: On the care for our common home is inspired by the vision and life of Saint Francis of Assisi. The Pope calls for a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet: will we hand on a degraded planet to our children or can we learn to live in ...

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SEP21: Ignatian Library Book Club

The text for this season will be Listening to the Music of the Spirit – The Art of Discernment by David Lonsdale. There will be six group meetings (11:00 am to 12:30 pm) led by Brendan Comerford SJ on Monday 21 September, Monday 5 October, Monday 19 October, Monday 2 November, Monday 16 November & Monday 30 November. The weeks between the meetings will allow participants an opportunity ...

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SEP18: Culture Night 2015

A building which, in 250 years of occupancy, has been known variously as Granby Hill, Baymount Castle and Manresa House will be the subject of a lecture, The many lives of Baymount Castle: the history of a Dollymount house, by local historian Bernardine Ruddy at 7:30 p.m. The castle has been home to a diverse group of residents, at different ...

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