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Added on 08/02/2014

Saturday 8 February 2014

Retreat in the City

Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, will be the venue for ‘Retreat in the City’ which takes place from February 21 to 23. Now in its second year the retreat is designed to help participants find peace in the midst of the busyness of the city centre. Set in the historic surroundings of the cathedral, the retreat aims to teach those present how to create space for peace and to connect with God which will help far beyond the time of the weekend retreat itself. Sessions will teach a practice which can be taken into busy daily lives which are full of noise and mayhem.

The retreat will be led by Sue Grier of Immanuel Christian Retreat Centre in Ramelton, Donegal. Sue has a wide experience in Christian spirituality and will be leading sessions on St Bonaventure’s The Tree of Life. As a member of the Third Order of the Society of St Francis she ahs a particular interest in Franciscan spirituality and the mystical writings of St Bonaventure.

The retreat is non residential and the cost of €85 includes retreat sessions and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. For further information contact Revd Garth Bunting at Christ Church Cathedral Dublin 8 (01–677 8099 or garth.bunting@cccdub.ie).

Tomorrow (Sunday) is Clogher Diocesan Missionary Sunday an initiative of the Diocean Board of Mission. Clergy have been asked to speak on mission or to invite a speaker form a recognized missionary society.

Tomorrow (Sunday) morning the ‘Golden Rule’ series of addresses continues at the 10.45am Choral Eucharist in the Chapel of Trinity College, Dublin, where the speaker will be Dr Yazid Said, Lecturer in Islamic Studies in the Mater Dei Institute of Education at Dublin City University. He will talk about how the Golden Rule (‘Do to others as you would have them do to you’) is understood and applied in Islam.

In St Fethlimidh’s cathedral, Kilmore, two new canons will be installed tomorrow afternoon by the Dean of Kilmore, the Very Revd Raymond Ferguson. The Revd Sandra Lindsay, Non Stipendiary Minister in charge of the Drumgoon group of parishes will be installed as Prebendary of Annagh and the Revd Ivan Ruiters, Rector of the Killesher group of parishes, will be installed as Prebendary of Drumlease.

On Tuesday the Dublin & Glendalough retired clergy will meet in the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. In the evening at 7.30pm the second annual table quiz hosted by Christ Church Cathedral Past Choristers Association will take place in the cathedral crypt – all are welcome to turn up on the night, or further information is available from Victor Coe at pastchoristers@cccdub.ie.

On Thursday in St Macartin’s cathedral, Enniskillen, there will be a Lunchtime Healing Service, beginning at 1.05pm.

Marriage Week in Northern Ireland (MWNI) is underway this week and runs until Friday 14th of February, supported by the Evangelical Alliance. MWNI is part of an international movement which celebrates healthy marriages and couples are invited to take some time to reflect, celebrate and support marriage this week and throughout the year. Guidelines are available at this link: http://marriage-week.org.uk/theme-for-2014/

In the Glucksman Gallery in University College Cork an exhibition entitled ‘Search for the New Jerusalem. The Iconography of William Burges’ is on show and will continue until 23 March. The exhibition consists of cartoons for the stained glass windows and mosaics as well as the maquettes for the sculptures of St Fin Barre’s cathedral, all designed by the cathedral’s architect, William Burges. The exhibition has been curated by Richard Wood who has contributed an introductory essay to the splendidly illustrated exhibition catalogue.

 


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