Retreat 7-12 June 2015 in An Tairseach, Dominican Farm and Ecology Centre, Wicklow.
Directed by: Mary T. Malone & Pauline McGrath OP
This retreat will consist of a series of daily reflections on the ambivalence towards women throughout the history of Christianity. On the one hand, women have been included, graced, called, inspired and canonized by Christianity throughout the centuries. On the other hand, women have not always felt appreciated within the Christian tradition and have indeed often been excluded and even oppressed. Each day will consist of a morning reflection, an optional afternoon experience of artistic/bodily expression, and evening communal gathering and much opportunity for personal reflection and private time to experience the presence of God in the beauty of the Natural World.
Presenter: Mary T Malone
Retired to Ireland in 1998 after over thirty years teaching in Canadian Seminaries and Schools of Theology, always in an ecumenical context. Her interests, as reflected in her recent books, now centre on the historical and theological contribution of women to Christianity, especially the theological and spiritual innovative theology of the women mystics.
Presenter: Pauline McGrath OP
Has directed courses in spirituality through art and dance for many years and is an experienced retreat director.
Cost: €380 Booking fee: €100, includes full meals, tea/coffee
7th June – 4 to 6pm Arrivals & Registration. 6.00 pm – Supper
7.30pm – Opening Session. Departure after morning session on the 12th June
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