Knockadoon Music and Liturgy Course 2017
This year the 36th annual Knockadoon Music and Liturgy Course took place from 6th – 12th August in Knockadoon Dominican Camp, Co. Cork.
Our theme this year was “Seek the Lord.” Through our various liturgies, we unraveled this theme, considering how we might seek the Lord, how God might seek us, how we might allow ourselves be found by Him. We explored what our faith and our calling means and how we can respond to the vocation that is ours as baptised Christians.
Twice each day, we gathered for prayer as a community – singing and praying Morning and Evening Prayer, walking the labyrinth, praying with Taizé, partaking in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and celebrating Mass. In our liturgies, various members of the Team shared their interpretation of the chosen Scripture, each of which focused on the broad theme of seeking – and finding – God. We heard about lost sheep, lost coins, lost children, being lost, about pilgrimage and walking the labyrinth, about walking the Camino, about the differences between God and the X-Factor judges, about forgiveness, about God’s incredible love of us!
Team 2017 included Dominicans: Fr. Philip McShane, Br. Kevin Leavy, and myself. Affectionately known as Papa Razzi, Fr. Philip spends much of the week camera in hand, taking hundreds and hundreds of photographs. He celebrated Mass with us on the Feast of St. Dominic and on our final morning, and facilitated the sacraments of reconciliation along with Fr. Maurice Colgan OP. This was Br. Kevin’s first year on team and we look forward to having him with us again next year.