Tuesday, 26th March 2019
Croí Nua Spirituality Centre, Galway

Forgiveness is a Christian imperative.

But so often it’s not easy and maybe less than sincere.

Let’s look at the journey to forgiveness which is often difficult and complex and see what are the appropriate Christian steps involved.

Facilitator: Joe McGee MSC

Date: Wednesday April 3rd

Time: 7.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. 

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564 

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com

Three day Lenten Retreat

 Patsy Kelly MSC will facilitate a three day retreat based on the readings of the day

Dates: Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th March.

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564 

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com

The Enneagram Part 3

Life is dynamic, ever struggling for deeper meaning and freedom.

This step in the Enneagram invites us to reflect on the search for our true self and the power within us for life in abundance.

Facilitator: Fr Benny McHale

Dates: Sundays March 24th and 31st

Times: 2.00 – 7.00 p.m.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 087 2980564 

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com

Website: www.croinua.com


Exploring the Word of God & Living it Out

Facilitator: Patsy Kelly MSC.  

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

Date: Every Tuesday starting 15th January 2019.

Time: Mornings at 10.15 – 12.15 and repeated in the evening 7.30 – 9.30 p.m. 

(Daily Mass follows the morning session).

Suggested donation towards costs: €7.00 

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  

Lectio Divina – Connecting Life & 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.

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 

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.


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

The Enneagram Part 2

 Fr.-Benny-McHale-225x300The Enneagram Part 2 takes place on two consecutive Sundays: November 11th and 18th 2018.

Facilitator: Fr. Benny McHale will lead the Workshop.

The Enneagram Part 2 is a follow on from Enneagram 1.  The Enneagram Part 2 provides a deeper understanding of ourselves and our compulsions that limit our freedom and dynamism in relating to God and others.
We need support in unmasking our “False Self” and distancing ourselves from our delusions. Fr. Benny deals with this issue and helps us see our compulsive blindness and how we are acting at cross purposes with our best interests.
He explains how to flow with our gift and integrate with our shadow and failure.
The Enneagram helps us to let go of what only seems good in order to discover what is really good – our Soul and our True Self.

Dates: November 11th and 18th 2018.  
Time: 2.00 – 7.00 p.m.

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

Cost: €50 including non-returnable deposit of €10

N.B.  Booking is only valid on payment of deposit.

It is necessary to apply for this course not later than 9th

November to Croi Nua, Rosary Lane, Taylor’s Hill, Galway.   

Tel. (091) 520 960  or mobile 0872980564.

E-mail:  croinuacentre@eircom.net

Website:  www.croinua.com

Booking necessary.

Life’s Healing Journey

If you have experienced a hurt or a loss, you can benefit from Life’s healing Journey

Fr. Charles Sweeney MSC

Fr. Charles Sweeney MSC


Facilitators: Charles Sweeney MSC and LHJ Team.

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 bereavement through death

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

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

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

Dates: Wednesday 24th, 31st October and 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November 2018. 

Time: 7.30 – 9.30 pm.

Cost: €50 for full course.

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564. 

E-mail:  croinuacentre@eircom.net

Website:  www.croinua.com 
Places on Life’s Healing Journey are limited so please book early.
(Please note that people from all Faiths have benefited from this course) 


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: €30

Working with the Wisdom of our Dreams

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

Facilitator: Kathleen Duffy 

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, entitled: “Awaken to the Wisdom of your Dreams – Mirrors in the river”.

This very 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, now one way, now another, though man may not perceive it, in a dream, in a vision of the night when deep sleep falls on men / women 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 also;

  • Introduce you to 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.

Date: Saturday 20th October 

Time:10.00 – 4.00 p.m.

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

Phone: (091) 520960 or mobile 0872980564

E-mail: croinuacentre@gmail.com  

Website: www.croinua.com