Saturday, 22nd September 2018
Croí Nua Spirituality Centre, Galway

Programme

Autumn Programme 2018

Life’s Healing Journey

Follow on day for those that have participated in Life’s Healing Journey 

Facilitator: Charles J. Sweeney MSC.  

Date: Saturday September 15th

Time: 10.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Further Information if required: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com 

 

Enneagram Part 1

Facilitator: Fr Benny McHale

The Enneagram is a profound and powerful guide to understanding your personality.
The Enneagram provides deeper understanding of ourselves and our compulsions that limit our freedom and dynamism in relating to God and others.
Fr. Benny leads this course with great competence and humour. You will enjoy.

Dates: Sunday September 30th and October 7th 

Time:  2.00 – 7.00 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. (Opposite Scoil Róis)

Cost: €60.00, including non-returnable deposit of €10.00

N.B. Booking is necessary and only valid on payment of deposit of €10.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

 

Prayer Through Imaginative Contemplation

– A Different Way of Praying

Facilitator: Charles Sweeney MSC

Taking Gospel stories and entering into them. One of the greatest forms of prayer is meditation. This form of prayer has often been neglected, but in today’s busy and noisy world it can bring us into a place where we can encounter God and Our Deeper Selves.
In the Primary School, meditation is very much part of the programme so this would be helpful also for parents and teachers. 

Date: Monday October 1st

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

 

Practising Prayer Through Imaginative Contemplation 

Facilitator: Charles Sweeney MSC

Dates: Monday October 8th & 15th

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

Teilhard de Chardin cosmic vision-

Relevance for us today and tomorrow

Facilitator: Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC

Fr. Patsy did his doctorate thesis “on the thought of Teilhard” 

Dates: Wednesday October 10th & 17th

Time: 7.30 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

 

Adult Faith for 21st Century

Facilitator: Diarmuid O’Murchu MSC

Based on his book, Adult Faith (2011), Diarmuid will explore the challenges involved today in passing on the faith, not merely to children and teenagers, but also how to respond to the spiritual desires of people at all the different stages of life, and particularly for those in the second half of life.
Other books by Diarmuid include:
“The Meaning and Practice of Faith” (2014),
“Incarnation: A New Evolutionary Threshold”
(2017).

Date: Saturday October 13th

Time: 10.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com
  

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

 

The Wisdom of our Dreams 

an experiential workshop

You are invited to experience the amazing wisdom of your dreams as a powerful source of guidance from the soul.

Facilitator: Kathleen Duffy

Date: Saturday October 20th 

Time: 10.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

This popular workshop invites participants to experience the amazing wisdom of Dreams as a powerful source of Guidance from the Soul.

It offers practical experience of how to make sense of the unconscious wisdom we often dismiss through lack of understanding of this ancient dream language.

“For God does speak to us, first in one way, then in another, although we may not realise it. In dreams, in a vision of the night when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, he opens their ears and gives them instruction”. Job 33: 14-16

Participants will gain an understanding of the psyche and its functioning, as well as an opportunity to explore the irrational nature of the dream in bringing unconscious content to consciousness.

Kathleen will:  

  • Introduce the language of the dream, which is that of symbol, myth, ritual, imagination and story.
  • Explore some of the major Archetypes of the psyche.
  • Teach you how to discern when to take dream wisdom literally or symbolically.
  • Work with why we have recurring dreams, and what happens when we ignore them and they turn into nightmares.
  • Examine the difference between personal and universal symbols.
  • Show you how to befriend the unconscious, and listen to, record, and work with dream wisdom in order to benefit from this guidance in everyday life.

Kathleen Duffy is an accredited Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist and supervisor who has a passion for working with the use of dreams in her practice for over twenty five years. She has recently had her book published on this subject. It is titled Awaken to the Wisdom of your Dreams – Mirrors in the River.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

 

Life’s Healing Journey

 

If you have experienced a hurt or a loss, you can benefit from “Life’s Healing Journey”.

 


Theme of Life’s Healing Journey

Grieving is commonly associated with death, but it is important to emphasise that there is the need to grieve over EVERY loss or hurt. Grieving is your way of letting go, it is as natural as breathing itself. 
When your losses and hurts no longer control you and you no longer blindly react to them, you will have experienced healing.

Who is it for?

  • Anyone who has suffered the breakdown of a marriage/separation

  • Anyone who has suffered bereavement through death. 

  • If you find it difficult to forgive someone from the past

  • Anyone who would like a guided retreat that leads to wholeness

Facilitators: Charles J. Sweeney MSC and the Life’s Healing Journey team.

Dates: Wednesday October 24th (Introduction)

Wednesday October 31st  

Wednesday November 7th 

Wednesday November 14th    

Wednesday November 21st     

Wednesday November 28th 

Time: 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

Cost: €60

Places are limited so please book early

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

Full-Day Retreat on Life’s Healing

Journey

Date: Saturday 1st December.

Time: 10.00 – 4.00 p.m.

 

To Savour More and Consume Less

– Meditation in Practice

Facilitator: Donagh O’Shea O.P.

Donagh will look at different ways of paying close attention to the things that are close at hand with particular reference to pottery and photography. 

Date: Saturday 27th October.

Time: 10.00 – 4.00 pm.

Donagh O’Shea OP is the director of the Dominican Retreat Centre in Tallaght and has held the post since 2007. He taught philosophy and logic for a number of years In Ireland and England, and the history of spirituality in various colleges in Rome. He is also a trained potter. For many years he has been giving retreats and lectures all over the world. He writes the content of the www.goodnews.ie website, and is the author of “Go down to the Potter’s House: a Journey into Meditation” (1988, 3rd edition 2013), “Take Nothing for the Journey: Meditations on Time and Place” (1990, 2nd edition 2013), “In a Fitful Light: Conversations on Christian Living” (1994), “I Remember your Name in the Night: Thinking about Death” (1997), “The Way of the Cross” (2003), and “Faith Questions: Searching for Meaning and Hope” (2013).

Venue:
 
Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com

Cost: 

 

Remembering, Forgiving and

Loving Our Dead

It is good to remember and reconnect with our dead, but it will be also an opportunity to forgive them and love them.

Facilitator: Charles J. Sweeney MSC

Date: Friday November 2nd 

Time: 7.30 pm

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

 

The Enneagram Part 2. 

(Part 2 is a follow on from Part 1)

Facilitator: Fr. Benny McHale

Dates: Sunday November 11th & 18th

Time: 2.00 – 7.00 p.m.

Booking Necessary.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com 

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

Introduction to Centering Prayer  

Facilitator: Fionnuala Quinn OP

Date: Saturday November 17th

Time: 10.00 – 3.30 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

Introduction to the method of Centering Prayer by Cistercian, Thomas Keating.

The introduction will consist of four talks:

  1. Prayer as Relationship
  2. The Method of Centering Prayer

  3. Thoughts and use of the sacred word 

  4. Deepening our relationship with God

You will experience sitting in Centering Prayer and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Sr. Fionnuala Quinn O.P. is founder of Contemplative Outreach Dublin in 2007. She has practised Centering Prayer for the past thirty years.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com

 

Lectio Divina – Connecting Life and Faith

Facilitator: Brendan Clifford

Date: Saturday November 24th

Time: 10.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

Lectio Divina is a way of reading, reflecting and praying with the Bible.  We allow the Bible stories to put us in touch with similar events in our personal lives, in family life, workplace, in church community, society and world – and we come to see God’s presence to be as real in today’s events as in the past events in the Bible. This always surprises us and gives us joy. When we do Lectio Divina with others, it creates a community spirit and inspires us to live our faith with enthusiasm.

No previous experience of reading the Bible is required.

Brendan Clifford is a Dominican ministering in Cork.  He has been learning and teaching Lectio Divina for many years. His book on this subject is entitled The Word Seen and Touched: Lectio Divina and human experience.

“Lectio divina brings you into direct contact with the Lord and it opens for you wisdom’s treasure”. Pope Francis

“I would like in particular to recall and recommend the ancient practice of Lectio divina… If it is effectively promoted, this practice will bring to the Church – I am convinced of it – a new spiritual springtime”. Pope Benedict XVI                                     
Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com


Website: www.croinua.com
 

 

Making the Most of Advent

To let go of the things that are important and to rediscover what is essential in my life at this time of preparation.

Facilitator: Charles J. Sweeney MSC.

Date: Monday December 3rd

Time: 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com

 

Preparation for Christmas (3 days)

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC

Theme: “It is the only Son, who is nearest the Father’s heart, who has made him known” John 1:18

Dates: Wed.12th, Thu.13th and Fri.14th December

Time: 10.00 – 4.30 pm.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com

 

Service of Reconciliation

Facilitators: Croí Nua Team

Date: Wednesday December 19th

Time: 8.00 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

 

 

Ongoing Programmes in Croi

Nua 2018 

Exploring the Word of God and Living it Out

Fr. Patsy Kelly

 

We will explore the Word of God in Sacred Scripture and it’s application in our lives.

“That you may have Life and have it to the full”.

 

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC.

Date: Every Tuesday starting on 11th September, 2018.

Time: Morning: 10.15 – 12.15 and repeated every evening 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. 

(Daily Mass follows the morning session).

Suggested donation towards costs: €7.00 

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

Good News each Sunday 

 

Facilitator: Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC.

Reflection on Readings of Sunday Mass. A great challenge of our faith is to connect the Word of God with our world and with all that is happening in our lives.

A group of people meet each Thursday at Croi Nua to reflect on the readings of the following Sunday and share on how they might be Good News for them. You are invited to join them. Perhaps you might bring a friend with you!

Date: Every Thursday from 13th September, 2018.

Time: 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

Suggested donation towards costs: €5.00 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com  

 

Faith Reading Group

Book Title: “The Singing Heart of the World” 
                      by 
John Feehan.                     

Date: Saturday September 29th 2018 and once monthly thereafter.

Time: 2.00 – 3.30 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com

 

Taize Spirituality and Prayer 

Taize meeting in Croi Nua

 

An hour of spirituality and prayer.

Date: Last Monday of each month starting 24th September. 

Time:  8.00 – 9.00 p.m. 

Venue: Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564.

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com
 
Website: 
www.croinua.com

 

Meditation Group Meeting 

In a world saturated by noise, speed, and movement, people yearn for spaces to settle down, to be still, to be at home with themselves and to allow God to speak to them. 
A sacred space for meditation is offered every week in Croi Nua.

Venue: Croi Nua Centre, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

Time: Every Friday at 7.30 p.m. throughout the year. 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564 

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com

 

AA Meetings 

Time: Every Monday and Friday 5.30 – 7.00 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway. 

 

Arts Anonymous

12 Step Spirituality fellowship for all who wish to fulfil their creative potential.

Time: Every Sunday 7.00 to 8.15 p.m.

Venue: Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.