Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time
Thomas, too has his say
He speaks the honest-to-God truth
with all the logic his mind can muster.
Wondering how it could be
that He had d stood among the others.
If only he could see for himself
and touch the punctured hands,
the hollowed side of Him whom they had loved. . .
Am I his twin as I search of strange comfort
that holes might offer?
Am I his twin who so freely dismisses
those who claim experience of His presence?
Am I his twin when
with eyes of faith and ears of openness
I come tn know the gentleness of His word
'Peace be with you!'
And in that peace,
I know Him in reality
as my Lord, the risen one, my friend
TRUSTING YOUR IMAGINATION - St Ignatius taught us to free the imagination in the praying of Scripture. A short course exploring this way of praying begins Wednesday Morning 17 May .
DATE:Wednesdays 17,24,31 May, 7 & 14 June TIME:10:30 - 11.30 VENUE: Thornhill House SUGGESTED OFFERING: £5
IN CELEBRATION OF MARY - 'QUEEN OF THE MAY'
Thornhill Ministries celebrates Mary of Nazareth, in themes and meditations with flowers and ‘May altars’. Visitors to Thornhill House will be able to view Marian displays in a contemplative setting. No doubt, for many, some of the arrangements will evoke affection for the great tradition of hosting a May altar in the home – and there will be a welcome cuppa available too.
“An inspiring opportunity to reflect on Mary’s role in the life of Jesus and in our lives too.”
Mary - wrapped in silence
Mary - revealed through the Scripture
Mary - called to be the Mother of Christ
Mary - to whom we trust our intercessions
Mary - encountered in apparitions
Venue:Thornhill House. 121 Culmore Road, Derry. Dates:Saturday 29 April - Monday 1 May Times:Each day 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Light refreshments available. Donations towards the cuppa and the work of Thornhill Ministries.
Thornhill House is the venue for a series of five evenings where a piece of artwork or a piece of music will support us in developing a capacity to move into a mantraed silence where we are ar peace with the quiet centre within.
A one-hour experience of deepening where we are held in contemplation.
Venue:Thornhill House. Start Date:Tuesday 23 May Time:7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Suggested Offering £5
THE LANDSCAPE STILL SPEAKS
For a series of three Thursdays, Mary Murphy picks up some ot the poetry that speaks of our beloved Ireland in all its beauty and helps others to savour the richness of the written word and the allure of our home-landscapes
These evenings are facilitated in such a way as to allow us to delve into the imaging and expression of the poets. Mary leads us to explore together the depths of the literature. All poetry-lovers welcome!
As booklets need to be prepared, it is helpful if people would email or phone in their attendance.
Venue:Thornhill House. Date:Thursday 11,18 & 25 May Time:7:00 pm – 8:30 pm Suggested Offering £7 includes a coffee.
TAKING ANOTHER TABLET - The lively discussion group on Church matters convenes again in Steelstown on the Second Wednesday of each month for an hour. Conversation emanating from articles, commentaries, current points of interest. Come on! At least you'll get a coffee and some food for thought. All welcome. Small donation towards the room hire, a coffee and the most stimulating conversation of the month!
DATE: Wednesday 10 May TIME: 11:00 am - 12:00 noon VENUE:Conference Room, Steelstown Church Suggested Donation:£2
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.
The Word of God is at the heart of our ministries as we strive towards an integrated spirituality.
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