PROGRAMME FROM EASTER TO AUGUST 2017
- THE SEVEN LAST WORDS -
GOOD FRIDAY, 14 APRIL 2017 from 6.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.
This evening will involve seven half-hourly meditations on each of the sayings of Jesus upon the Cross, commencing on each hour and half-hour, centering upon the Icon of the Crucifixion. Please come and go during this evening as suits. Tea and coffee will be available in the reception room in the main building throughout its duration.
- CONTEMPLATION AND VOCATION -
APRIL to JUNE - ON EACH WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 8.00 p.m.
These evenings of contemplative prayer and reflection seek to cultivate the practice of contemplative stillness and also nurture a deeper personal reflection upon one’s unique vocation in life and how best to discern it. The content of these evenings draws upon two particular traditions of prayer and reflection, being Ignatian spirituality and the monastic tradition of prayer with the Psalms and the Order of Compline. The following themes will be explored after Easter:
Easter – Pentecost : Resurrection
- being called to a new sense of identity with Jesus Christ and a renewed confidence
in being guided by the Holy Spirit throughout the challenges of daily life.
Pentecost – June : Home and Mission
– the importance of creating a place of stability, a holding environment where one
can constantly return to God’s presence in one’s life and from where one can then
go out from to encounter the challenges of the secular world with hope and joy.
AN INTRODUCTION TO INTEGRITAS
A domestic centre of Christian Spirituality
THURSDAY, 22 JUNE 2017 at 7.30 p.m.
The purpose of this evening is to give an overview of what has been developing at Integritas during the last two years, to explain its priorities and to outline what will hopefully be provided here during the foreseeable future based upon:
- Contemplative Prayer
(to be held on each Thursday evening at 8.00 p.m. from September 2017 onwards)
- Shared reflection upon themes in Christian Spirituality
(to be held on the second Monday of each month at 7.30 p.m., from September 2017 onwards and commencing on 11 September 2017)
- Pope Francis, Ireland and the World Meeting of Families 2018
(A text was published by Integritas on 25 March 2017 entitled Mission Territory – Pope Francis, Ireland and the World Meeting of Families 2018. Copies of this text will be available during this evening and an explanation will be given as to why it has been written and what are its contents.)
- Faith in Our Schools
(Following from a number of meetings at Integritas concerning the increasing secularisation of primary and secondary education in the Republic of Ireland, a new research and advocacy group has been launched here entitled Faith In Our Schools. [FIOS] The purpose of this group will be explained and its foundational document distributed.)
- Integritas website
(The Integritas website (www.integritas.ie) is currently being up-dated and its contents will be outlined.)
A reception will follow after the meeting has concluded.
AN INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
THURSDAY, 30 AUGUST 2017 at. 7.30 p.m.
This gathering will introduce the evenings of contemplative prayer and reflection which are to be held here on Thursday evenings at 8.00 p.m. from September 2017 to June 2018. They will commence on the following Thursday evening of 7 September 2017 at 8.00 p.m.
A booklet will also be launched during this meeting which explains the way of prayer to be adopted during these evenings, the content of them and how they will follow the rhythm of the liturgical year. A reception will be held after this meeting.