Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time
January - you look both ways -
allowing me to gently place 2017 in the past;
encouraging me to fresh beginnings of 2018.
January - you bridge the path from Christmastide to Lent -
allowing me to recognise excesses in my life;
encouraging me to discipline and renewal.
January - you act as annual reminder -
allowing me to glimpse the brevity and longevity of life;
encouraging me into mindful gratitude
where each moment of each day and each encounter
is gentle gifting from the One who is, who was and who is to come.
CURRENT PROGRAMMES: Further details below. Please contact Erin (Secretary) for booking etc
3 Tuesday Mornings Starting 16 January: The Psalms
3-Day Retreat end of January for those living Consecrated Life
5 Monday Mornings Starting 19 February: An Immersion into The Examen of Ignatius
5 Tuesday Mornings Starting 20 February: Going Deeper into Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius
"LET MY PRAYER RISE LIKE INCENSE" - An opportunity to be immersed in the ancient biblical prayers, this short course provides background to and understanding of selected psalms. The course is led by Sr Rosemary Gallagher IBVM who will give us an appreciation of these psalms as part of the Jewish prayer tradition and the Christian Liturgy. DATES: Tuesday Mornings Jan 16 ,23 & 30 TIME: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Suggested Offering: £5
HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE RETREAT: This trip to the Holy Land is specifically designed to allow pilgrims the opportunity to pray at and absorb the spiritual reality of the sacred sites as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus. There will be preliminary meetings to help prepare for and maximize the experience of this unique and alluring place where the very stones and soil, the landscapes and mountains, the terrain and water play their part in making this land 'holy'.
8 Nights (4 in Jerusalem, 4 in Galilee) Direct flight to Tel Aviv departing 10th October Cost £1,860 fully inclusive of transport Derry/Dublin Airport All meals included Christian Guide Full spiritual programme Price inclusive of tips etc.
PILGRIM PATHWAYS OF RELIGIOUS LIFE - New Year Retreat for those lving in Consecrated Life
Fr John Walsh OP leads this 3-Day Retreat Open to residents and non-residents DATES : Wednesday 24 - Friday 26 January Further details available from Erin (Secretary)
GOING DEEPER (Series 1) Six short retreat days, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius for those seeking to attend to the inner life of prayer. This series will foster a process of engagement with Ignatian Spirituality. There will be a mix of input, interaction and prayer. It is a retreat experience in the midst of the ordinary circumstance of life.
Tuesday Mornings of Lent DATES: Feb 20, 27 & March 6,13, 20 & 27 TIME: 9:45 am - 1:15 pm
THE EXAMEN As the season of Lent unfolds we engage with the Consciousness Examen of St Ignatius - over a series of five consecutive weeks. Immersing ourselves in the Ignatian tradition, we grow in our understanding and experience of the Examen as a
tool for wholeness and for freedom. Through this series, we embrace the gifting from God who is in all and comes to us in the gentlest of ways. Includes Lenten lunch. Monday Mornings of Lent DATES: Feb 19, 26 & March 5,12, & 19 TIME: 10:30 am - 12:45 pm Suggested Offering £7 per morning
THORNHILL FRIDAYS The Oratory at Thornhill House is available on Friday mornings as an oasis of peace. All welcome.
Meditation with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament: 8:00 am. - 11:30 am. Sung Morning Prayer 8:20 am. Mid-Morning Prayer:
11:10 am. Tea/Coffee facilities available for those wishing to have a refreshment break at any time. Feel free to come for any length of time. Your praying presence is a blessing on the House.
LENT RETREAT DAY:' THE PARABLE OF THE FAMILY' - The Seed and The Soil (III)
Fr Paschal McDonnell ofm leads this Retreat Day. It is a threefold reflection on the parable of the family of origin, the family of Nazareth and the family of Humankind. The day will include a celebration of Eucharist. DATE: Thursday 1 March
TIME: 9:45 am - 2:30pm Suggested Offering £20
Welcome to Thornhill Ministries, where our team offers a variety of responses
to those who hunger for meaning... for God...
We provide opportunities for reflection and for deeper exploration.
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