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

eastside artsThe 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 … Read more...

One in Christ Conference in Rostrevor: 19-22 October

holycrossHoly 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 … Read more...

Passion Walk Returns to Belfast for Easter 2016

passionwalk2016A unique Easter experience, which invites people to walk the journey of the Easter story in the city streets, is to return to Belfast this year.
The Passion Walk will be back in Belfast by popular demand on Good Friday … Read more...

When the Saints Go Marching: On the Trail of Columbanus by Barry Sloan – Book Review on Slugger

sloanbook2I have a new post on the Slugger O’Toole blog, a review of Barry Sloan’s book, When the Saints Go Marching: On the Trail of Columbanus. Read more...

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

in the shelterI 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.’Read more...

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

gerryreynolds_thumbThere’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 … Read more...

Exploring Vocation with the Rostrevor Benedictines – 26 Sept

monastic experienceThere 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.… Read more...

Journey on the Good Friday Passion Walk in Belfast

passionwalk2015This 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 … Read more...

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

mmcstayFollowing 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 … Read more...

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

saulchurchIf 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 … Read more...

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

rathlinToday 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 … Read more...