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HOME Exhibition/Hydrangea Project at the East Side Arts Festival – Launch 11 August

The East Side Arts Festival kicks off this week with another stimulating and wide-ranging programme. Among the highlights is Still Bunker 2, a four-day event with a visual art, music, poetry and drawing participation. It will be launched at St Martin’s Church, Newtownards Road, Belfast on 11th August 2016 by Peter Osborne, chair of the Community […]

One in Christ Conference in Rostrevor: 19-22 October

Holy Cross Benedictine Monastery in Rostrevor, Co. Down is hosting a conference, ‘Parables of Communion: Journeying Together,’ to celebrate the Jubilee of the Catholic ecumenical journal, One in Christ. There’s an engaging programme of worship, prayer, speaking, reflection, and pilgrimage to sites such as Saul Church and Down Cathedral. The speaking programme features contributors from the […]

Review of Padraig O Tuama’s ‘In the Shelter’: New Post on Slugger O’Toole

I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog: Nourishing Reading for the Season: Pádraig Ó Tuama’s ‘In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World.’

Little Steps on Our Pilgrim Way by Fr Gerry Reynolds – Next ‘In Joyful Hope’ on 17 Nov

There’s a pamphlet being distributed at Clonard Monastery, ‘Little Steps on Our Pilgrim Way,’ written by Fr Gerry Reynolds. It details some of the activities of Clonard’s reconciliation mission and informs people of the next ‘In Joyful Hope’ shared Eucharist/communion event, which is set for 17 November at 8 pm in Whitehouse Presbyterian Church. The text […]

Exploring Vocation with the Rostrevor Benedictines – 26 Sept

There is an opportunity for men between the ages of 18-40 to explore the possibility of a vocation at a day-long ‘Monastic Experience’ with the Benedictine monks at Holy Cross Monastery in Rostrevor, Saturday 26 September, 10am – 6 pm. The day includes an opportunity to meet and pray with the monks. There also will […]

Journey on the Good Friday Passion Walk in Belfast

This Easter, Belfast will host its own ‘Passion Walk,’ an opportunity to journey through the city on foot and reflect on the season. Groups and individuals are invited to take part in the walk on Good Friday, 3 April, or on Easter Saturday, 4 April. Organisers Joy Gowdy and Rev Jonathan Abernethy-Barkley describe the event this […]

Lectio Divina for Lent: Weaving the Word Retreats with Marie McStay

Following on previous popular Lectio Divina workshops, Marie McStay is offering two one-day Lenten retreats: on Sunday 1 March at Our Lady of Bethlehem Abbey in Portglenone and Saturday 14 March at Holy Cross Benedictine Monastery in Rostrevor. McStay is a professionally licensed Personal Development Trainer and Director, who designs and delivers workshops across Europe. […]

In the Steps of St Patrick with Dr Thérèse Cullen – Next Tour Saturday 5 April

If you weren’t able to join Dr Thérèse Cullen for her pilgrimage tour of sites associated with St Patrick this past weekend, you can get a feel for the journey by listening to and watching her interview with BBC Radio Ulster’s Sunday Sequence. The short video captures the haunting beauty of the graveyard and countryside […]

Corrymeela’s Lenten Pilgrimage on Rathlin Island: Guest Post by Caroline Clarke

Today Caroline Clarke takes us on a Lenten Pilgrimage to Rathlin Island, describing an 8-mile walk organised by Corrymeela on ‘Pancake Tuesday.’ It is an evocative piece, featuring delightful and subtle descriptions of the natural beauty and wildlife of Rathlin – as well as her fellow walkers. It’s a reminder of how both nature and […]