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The following are upcoming programmes in Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality. Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the events and retreats listed here. This list does not include courses for which enrolment is required and which require attendance on several nights - they are towards the bottom of this page.
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Bio-spiritual focusing

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursday 23 November 2017
(€50 (6 evenings))
Bio-Spiritual Focusing teaches us how to reconnect with our body's consciousness through the 'felt-sense' which is common to all humanity. We learn to recognise the body-feel of being carried in the constantly unfolding Universal Process of Creation in this body-centred method of spiritual inquiry and communion – one which is easily taught to both adults and children.
Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, Dublin 3. Telephone 01 833 1352 www.manresa.ie

The Call to Reform Series

8:00 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday 23 November 2017
(Donation)
Five hundred years after Martin Luther’s call to reform in 1517, Christian life remains significantly influenced by him and his contemporaries of 500 years ago. This series of talks will treat of calls to reform and spiritual renewal within the Roman Catholic Church itself and also among groups which were considered heretical prior to Martin Luther – groups such as The Lollards; the Waldensians and the Hussites.  It will then concentrate on the life, spirituality and theology of Desiderius Erasmus and Martin Luther, in particular.  Some mention will be made of John Calvin and Ulrich Zwingli.  Finally, we will look to see how historically accurate it is to judge Saints Ignatius Loyola and Pierre Favre as Counter-Reformation figures. Asking what faith, prayer and dialogue meant to figures such as Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Ávila, Erasmus and Luther can inspire us as we face similar questions in our time and help us in living reflective and conscientious Christian lives.
Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, Dublin 3. Telephone 01 833 1352 www.manresa.ie

Advent Prayer Evenings

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday 28 November 2017
(Donation)
Prepare for Christmas through our sessions of guided prayer on each Tuesday of Advent. These evenings create ‘sacred spaces’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to celebrate God’s great love for us. You can come for any one evening, or all four as you wish. There's no need to book. Just come along yourself, or bring a family member, a friend or anybody who you think may benefit from an evening of prayer and meditation on the events of Advent and Christmas. All are very welcome.
Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, Dublin 3. Telephone 01 833 1352 www.manresa.ie

Advent Weekend Retreat (1-3 Dec)

8:00 pm Friday 1 December 2017 to 2:00 pm Sunday 3 December 2017
(€165)
A retreat in Advent is especially precious as it has become a time with lots to do and much attention to time and dates. This retreat gives some attention to the place of waiting, inviting consideration of a core Advent theme. You will have time to appreciate the season’s message by spending time praying alone, in company with others, by meeting with a spiritual director or just catching your breath if life seems too busy.
Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, Dublin 3. Telephone 01 833 1352 www.manresa.ie

Advent Prayer Evenings

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5 December 2017
(Donation)
Prepare for Christmas through our sessions of guided prayer on each Tuesday of Advent. These evenings create ‘sacred spaces’ for you to open your heart to the Word of God, helping you to prepare to celebrate God’s great love for us. You can come for any one evening, or all four as you wish. There's no need to book. Just come along yourself, or bring a family member, a friend or anybody who you think may benefit from an evening of prayer and meditation on the events of Advent and Christmas. All are very welcome.
Manresa Jesuit Centre of Spirituality, 426 Clontarf Road, Dollymount, Dublin 3. Telephone 01 833 1352 www.manresa.ie

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