Advent Reflection Retreat

Sr. Sheila Curran and Br Declan Power are holding an Advent Retreat on December 8th in Emmaus Retreat and Conference Centre. The topic for the retreat will be the Amazon Synod and its challenges. It is a wonderful time to come away and to prepare for Christmas while at the same time reflecting on the issues that Pope Francis and many others spent the month of October discussing, reflecting on and finally decided to implement.  It will also be a time to understand more clearly the issues of the Amazon people. and what they are doing to find solutions to meet their present and future needs.
As we are aware the Synod drew  criticism from different quarters within and outside the Church.  This criticism was accepted by Pope Francis as a means for others to say what they needed to say but it did not deter the Holy Father from continuing on his path of service with the people from the forestsSr. Sheila Curran CMS who worked for many years in Latin America and has a deep passion for the poor of that continent will provide the main inputs of the retreat.   Br. Declan Power cfc will facilitate the day.

Samhain, Autumn – The Harvest of our Lives

Timiri will hold its annual gathering on Saturday, 16th November, in Emmaus Retreat and Conference Centre, Lissenhall, Swords, Co. Dublin.
The theme for the day is “Samhain, Autumn – The Harvest of our Lives”.
Registration and welcome cuppa will be at 2pm and the ritual will begin at 2.30pm. The day will conclude with a meal at about 5.30pm.
We would be delighted to see you there and feel free to invite any friends along. Booking is essential so that meals can be organised. Please contact Dick Fields at dfields17@hotmail.com or 0876322746 if you wish to book a place. The cost of the day is €30.

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.

A Cosmology of Connection- Conversation with Drew Dellinger

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 vivekdasilva@gmail.com

Edmund Rice Alive Today

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.

 

 

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Feast Day of Blessed Edmund Rice

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

 

Remembering the dead is a true celebration of life.

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.

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