The second session in our series: ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS – PRAYING OUR QUESTIONS will be held by Zoom on November 2nd. It will begin at 7.30pm. The focus for this session will be on remembering our loved ones who have died. If you would like a loved one to be included, please send me a photograph and name of the person, before October 28th. Even if you don’t have a photo you might send the name.Read more
The Christian Brothers Spirituality Group has organised a series of Zoom meetings over the coming months.
The title of the series is ‘On the Road to Emmaus – Praying our Questions’. The meetings will be held on Monday nights from 7.00pm to 8.30pm as follows:
October 5 th: Season of Creation (incorporating a celebration of the Equinox)
November 2 nd: All Souls Memorial of the Dead
December 7,14,21: Advent Series
The meetings, open to Brothers and others, will consist of presentations involving prayer/reflective practices, scripture etc. followed by small group sharing. An application form for the October Zoom meeting will be issued later.
As we approach the Equinox and celebrate the Season of Creation you might find food for reflection in this prayer from Bruce Sanguin.
LIVING EARTH’S WISDOM
We tune our ears to the wisdom of Earth.
It is deep prayer, this listening to her cries,
As Spirit sighs,
Too deep for words.
Call us from the future:
What did you do when the planet
Could no longer bear your foolishness
And began to break?
The growl of the grizzly –
Caught in the crosshairs
Of trophy hunters and policy makers,
Who seem to prize extinction –
Is a plea for the rights
Of all the disappearing ones.
Hear the howl of the caribou
Asking us for room enough to roam
And arsenic-free water to drink.
The cardinal’s whistle,
Once joy’s message,
Is now a haunting lament
For the dwindling chorus of songbirds.
The topsoil – living organism and not lowly dirt –
Clears its thinning, chemical-burned voice,
And speaks for the biotic kingdom
Teeming within this dark body.
Mother Ocean beckons us to return t
To Her womb,
That we might be born anew
And know our salty tears to be her own.
The willow drops her loving arms
Around our shoulders and brushes us with grace,
Whispering that it’s not too late.
It falls to us, Wisdom pupils,
To turn this dirge into a dance of the cosmos.
Let those with ears to hear, rise up.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting celebrating the Summer Solstice. The meeting will last not more than an hour.
Topic: SOLSTICE CELEBRATION
Time: Jun 21, 2020 12:00 noon Dublin
You can join the meeting by clicking on the link above. Note that you will need to type in the password to gain access to the room.
In preparation for the feast day of Blessed Edmund Rice on 5th May you might like to participate in this Triduum of Prayer and Reflection.
Please feel free to download the booklet here:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH 2020 – EMMAUS CENTRE, SWORDS, CO. DUBLIN
Diarmuid will be exploring our theology of Eucharist within the context of Creation’s story.
Registration with tea, coffee at 6:30 pm onwards and talk beginning at 7.15 pm. Concludes at 9.00pm.
Booking essential, as places are limited.
BOOKING at Emmaus Centre:
We pray for and send best wishes to Brothers Chrispinus Munialo, Stephen Wandabusi and Sunday Otieno of the East Africa District of the Africa Province on the occasion of their Perpetual Profession in Mary Mother of God parish, Embulbul, Kenya this Saturday, 15th February.
“Glory be to God, whose power working in us can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine”
Autumn of our Lives
A brief moment of beauty, fulfilment and acceptance;
a time when effort and work are reduced, mulled over
and remembered with gladness and joy.
Autumn, the autumn of our years, comes slowly, calmly
and acceptance reduces the hurt.
Gradually the winds and chill of life weaken us
and reduce the strength of limb
but not of mind or spirit.
The spirit remembers the springtime of energy,
of new ideas and of inspiration.
The spirit remembers the earlier years,
the years of creativity and enthusiasm
and the spirit holds those years.
They are not lost.
Drew Dellinger, Ph.D., is an internationally sought-after speaker, poet, writer, and teacher who has inspired minds and hearts around the world, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, and compassion. He is also a consultant, publisher, and founder of Planetize the Movement.
He will speaking in Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin D09R232 on Wednesday, 31 July from 7pm to 9pm. At this time when there is a growing awareness of the effects of climate change we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to hear Drew’s insights. Places are limited so reservation is advised. The cost of €10 is payable at the venue.
For full details contact Vivek da Silva at firstname.lastname@example.org
May is the month in which we celebrate, in a special way, the life, work, spirit and charism of Blessed Edmund Rice. To mark this Timirí will hold an event in the birthplace of Blessed Edmund Rice in Westcourt, Callan, Co. Kilkenny on Saturday, 18th May from 2pm to 5pm.
The theme for the afternoon is “Edmund Rice Alive today” and will explore how the spirit of Edmund continues to inspire the work of so many who deal with such issues as homelessness, addiction, refugees and immigrants, advocacy for the marginalised and vulnerable, and who empower young people through alternative education opportunities.
Tomorrow, 5th May, marks the feast day of Blessed Edmund Rice. This will be marked by the Edmund Rice communities, schools and groups in Ireland and around the world.
As usual, the Cork Life Centre, has a very full, diverse and stimulating programme of events to mark the occasion. Edmund Rice Week will be celebrated by the Cork Life Centre from the 7th – 10th May.
Click here to download the full brochure of events: Edmund Rice Week 2019 Brochure
During the month of November we remember our loved ones who have passed from this life. Each of us has very personal memories of our loved ones and we remember them in our own way. We visit their graves and bring flowers. We mark their anniversaries with memorial Masses, dinners or celebrations.