Retreat: The True Poetics of Christmas

Nóirín Ní Riain, photo taken from autobiography

Date(s) - 16/12/2017
10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Glenstal Abbey
(click for info and map)


The firm favourite so early booking is highly recommended! This season of Advent truly calls us to be fully alive and alert for the birth of Christ in our own lives. How difficult it is to really realise this marvellous fact of our existence midst the noise and business of the world around us. This day will quieten your heart and soul and prepare a listening space for each one of us this Advent and Christmastime; a space where God can truly speak the words which our hearts are longing to hear. This day-long experience will open the gateway to a totally new and fresh perspectives through listening on all levels: the spirituality, the sounds, the stories of these twin seasons of Advent and Christmas. We will take a new look at the old chestnut Christmas carols, which have become habitual and mundane over the years.Christ stands as a sign of hope and love in our lives and this day of withdrawal from the hustle and bustle of commercialism, will draw back the veils of mist to reveal the true, real and lasting experience of the birth of Christ in our lives. This day is also a great, novel gift experience for a loved one.

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


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