Retreat: Feast of Mary Magdala – A Celebration of Names

Nóirín Ní Riain, photo taken from autobiography

Date(s) - 22/07/2017
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Glenstal Abbey
(click for info and map)


The work of this day will be to celebrate not only the learn from the great wisdom and beauty of the “Apostle of Apostles”, as she is named in early Christian writings, but we will celebrate OUR own names too. This wonderful friend and follower of Christ was keenly aware of the power of the sound of her name; you remember when Jesus called her by name and she had that sudden miraculous acquaintance with him in the garden. These times, we have forgotten how to serve our name – which is our identity in the world – with reverence and respect. Our fore-parents in Scripture were keenly aware of the magic, the welcoming freedom which valuing our name completely facilitates. Through story, song and prayer, we will be fully present to ourselves, each other and the Divine through the grace of names and naming. ‘The glory of God is every person fully alive.’

Contact: [email protected] / 086 8137040
Cost: €85 (including substantial lunch and morning and afternoon tea/coffee & scones)


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