We want to offer a spiritual retreat time to those who might be feeling weary, worn down and wanting a bit of space.
We have asked 3 Spiritual Directors/Retreat Facilitators to guide you through this time over Zoom; there will be a mixture of self reflection, music, Bible reading, small group sharing & more.
The theme for this retreat is Finding Light within the Darkness.
One of the best advices that I have received in the last few years has been: “Go for the light not the darkness”.
What does it mean to go for the light in our own lives and in the lives of others? What does it mean to see us not according to what we think we should be but according to how God sees us?
This will be a mini-retreat, a taster, the intention is to plant a seed that might grow within each one of us even after we finish meeting.
We will do this by looking at one very well known Psalm: 139 and some of Jesus’ encounters with different people. How Jesus never looked at people for what they were not but for what or who they could become under his leadership.
This is an invitation to a journey on transformation.
- 19:30 Welcome and personal introductions
- 19:40 Coming home to ourselves
- 19:50 Meditative reading of John 1:35-39
- 20:10 Psalm 139 – Finding light within ourselves (input & questions)
- 20:30 Sharing time
- 20:45 What light can show us. A reflection on Rembrandt’s painting of the return of the prodigal son
- 21:00 Responding to the light
- 21:15/21:30 What do we take away? A final prayer
This online retreat is facilitated by Ana Mullan.
She was born in Argentina and is married to Seán and she has been living in Ireland for 37 years. Involved in church planting and church leadership for 22 years in Cork and Dublin. The last 10 she’s been partly involved in a social enterprise called Third Space in Dublin. She has a BA in Applied Theology from Irish Bible Institute and Diploma in Spiritual direction from Milltown Institute. At the moment she is also training on how to give the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola for people who are eager to go deeper with God, a tool that has been extremely powerful in her own life. She is also an abstract artist, expressing her inner journey through colour and also using art as a medium to help others get closer to God. She is the mother of three adult children & grandmother to three gorgeous girls. Her favourite statement to live by is: “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.” (Irenaeus)