Retreat: Birthdays

Glenstal Abbey

Date(s) - 09/09/2017
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Glenstal Abbey
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One day after the feast of the Birth of Mary (September 8th), we will celebrate our own birthdays and our ageing. Poet Robert Frost rightly remarked in a poem that ‘the afternoon knows what the morning never suspected’. We will ask ourselves the beautiful question of what it means to each one of us to age with panache? For all of us, that potentially wonderful creative, afternoon time of later life is either coming or here already, so today, as we celebrate our birth days, we will take away new perspectives, revisions and resolutions on this precious time which can often be one of great physiological and psychological ‘meltdown’ and crisis. Yet we need not give in to physical limitations but regard them as challenges rather than defeats. As we age, we have choices; we can shrink from life or choose to be creative, to embrace change and to live life to its fullest particularly in our relationship with the Divine.

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


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