Sunday, 6 March 2016

The Life of Saint Patrick and his Message for us
Today – Reader Mini Retreat Conference

This news item and photograph is published in the March 2016 edition of the ‘Church Review’ (Dublin and Glendalough), p 19:


The Life of Saint Patrick and his Message for us
Today – Reader Mini Retreat Conference


The Lay Training Department of the Church of Ireland Theological Institute has announced its first Reader ‘mini-retreat’ conference for 2016.

Facilitated by Canon Patrick Comerford, Lecturer in Anglicanism, Liturgy and Church History (CITI), Diocesan and Parish Readers are warmly invited to hear Patrick lead our thinking and learning on “The Life of Saint Patrick and his message for us today”. Topics to be covered during the mini-retreat will include “Who is Saint Patrick?” “Saint Patrick’s writings and message” and “Celtic Spirituality, is there something there…?”

Running from 6.00 pm on March 11 to 3.30pm on March 12, this ‘mini-retreat’ will provide an informed and challenging look at the life of our Patron Saint and the importance of his message for the Church (and society today). The ‘mini-retreat’ will also include times of worship, prayer and fellowship for those engaged in Reader ministry from across the Church of Ireland.

The retreat takes place in the Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Braemor Park, Churchtown, Dublin 14. The cost €65 on a Residential basis (Evening meal, B and B, lunch) or €30 on a non-residential basis (including all meals). (Evening meal, B and B, lunch).

To book a place on the Saint Patrick ‘mini-retreat’ please email: davidbrown@theologicalinstitute.ie

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