Facilitator: Fr. Brendan O’Rourke CSsR
Brendan joined the Redemptorists in 1967, and completed his philosophy studies in Galway and his theology in Dublin. He studied in New York for ten years where he qualified as a Psychotherapist. He returned to Ireland in 1992 and has been involved in retreats to priests and religious, counselling, spiritual direction, teaching and parish missions and novenas. He spent three years as Rector of Clonard Monastery in Belfast, 5 years as Director of the Marianella Pastoral Centre in Dublin. In January 2011 Brendan was elected as Vicar to the Irish Provincial of the Redemptorists, and in the following April he was appointed as Rector of the Redemptorist Community, Esker. In January 2015 Brendan was re-appointed as Rector of Esker for a further four years.
“Understanding How to Listen”
Date: Wednesday March 15th
Time: 7.30 – 9.30 p.m.
This is a refresher course in listening. We all know how to listen but we can get into bad habits! So we will take a look at how to communicate understanding. The difference between curiosity and interest, patience and boredom.
How our own wounds and fears can impede good listening, but how they can also be a way of understanding more deeply. An invitation to listen to your body and spirit!