We at Galilee are putting your safety first. We are and will remain up to date with all COVID safety requirements. The Centre is currently closed. Do check out our online programme below and materials in ‘Online Programme,’ (hover under Programme). Payments are now online by debit/credit card and can be made through ‘Make a Payment’ again, by hovering under ‘Programme.’
Caring for our Common Home: Coming together with Laudato Sí (Pope Francis’ letter to the world on the environment)
With presenter Ms Jane Mellett, Laudato Sí Officer, Trócaire.
Connection: The Big Picture of the Web of Life. February 16th
Action: Getting down to Working for our Future. February 23rd
These evenings will explore the climate crisis: the science, the spirituality and some of the solutions. A short presentation will be followed by questions and a facilitated discussion.
February 16, 23. 7.30 – 8.30pm via Zoom.
Co-hosted by the Diocese of Elphin, Galilee Spirituality Centre, and Trócaire, with Ms Josephine Stoker. Details, bookings, email@example.com
Lent Retreat: Embracing Wholeness, Finding Holiness
with Ms Dympna Mallon
20th February, 10.30am-1.00pm.
We will consider the importance of our wholeness as human beings in our search for holiness – how every part of our person and experience is essential to our journey towards holiness. In this Lenten context we will explore the idea of repentance and the part it can play in healing our woundedness and giving us hope.
Illustration: Hildegard of Bingen, Know the Ways
Dympna Mallon works with marginalised communities to engage and empower them to respond to the climate emergency and the values of Pope Francis’ Laudato Sí. She a PhD student at St Patricks College Maynooth with a broad experience in pastoral work. Her Master’s Degree examined Laudato Sí as a tool for renewal in the Church. She is passionate about empowering people in their faith.
Hope Springs…Spirituality for Lent Tuesdays 7.30-9.00pm (via Zoom)
March 9th: Elizabeth Davis RSM (Newfoundland)
Metanoia: Return to God, to Earth, to One Another and to Self – Lent lived fully in this pandemic time
Elizabeth Davis, the congregational leader of the Sisters of Mercy of Newfoundland, has been a teacher and a health care administrator. She holds a doctorate in Scripture and teaches Old Testament at Queen’s College in St. John’s, NL.
March 16th Ms Carol Barry
The Rope of Hope: How to hold on – What to let go – How to be held.
Carol Barry is a retreat director, lecturer, spiritual director and practitioner of Bibliodrama, Godly Play and Deep talk; ministering here in Ireland and abroad.
March 23rd: Ms Niamh Morris.
Hope will keep us afloat: Finding what gives you a lift in stormy seas
Niamh Morris is a Parish Pastoral Worker of the Dublin Diocese, serving in Brackenstown Parish in North Dublin. She has experience in faith development with children, young people and adults and is passionate about accompanying people on their journey of faith.
Cost €5 per session. Booking and link firstname.lastname@example.org
Behold I Make All Things New:
Ministry with the Divine Artisan.
A Lent Retreat for people in ministry: with Fr Declan Mansfield and Dr Anne Francis (via Zoom)
In this morning retreat we explore the invitation to be made and remade by a creator and creative God. We awaken to our identity and call with the One who makes all things new.
Declan Mansfield is a priest of the Diocese of Cork and Ross. He currently ministers in the parish of Ballinora, Co Cork, and on the chaplaincy team of Marymount Hospice. He holds a Master’s degree in spirituality from Milltown. He particularly loves to work with the Word of God to connect into peoples’ lives and ministries.
13th March, 10.00am-1.00pm. Cost €25. Booking info@Galilee.ie
Active Hope Cycle Workshops
Following our Active Hope workshops in February and June, we will have a series of workshops taking a group through the full Active Hope Cycle. With Dr Connie Nell, social anthropologist. She writes:
Active Hope is about negotiating a response to crisis. What role can we, as individuals, play in the transition to a life-sustaining society? How can we connect, develop resilience and contribute to this change? The workshops follow the four steps outlined in work by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone: in the process we will show our gratitude, honour the pain, see with new eyes and go forth into action… The subheading of their book ‘Active Hope’ (2012) captures the spirit perfectly: ‘How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy’.
Booking email@example.com . Sessions 4,5: Wednesdays March 24 and May 12th. 7.30pm (via Zoom). Cost €10 per session.
Living with Addiction in the Family:
with Mr. Mick Devine, March 27th, 10.00-12.30 via Zoom.
Families that live with addiction experience shame, guilt and anxiety and feel it is ‘all my fault.’ The pressures of the past year have made this even harder. Recovery is possible This workshop will offer positive tools for managing addiction in the family so that all family members can work towards greater wellbeing.
Illustration: Resilience Rong Guo
Cost €10 individual, €20 per family.
Mick Devine MA, Adv Dip Coun., Cert. Family Systems, is a therapist and has been an addiction treatment practitioner for over 25 years. He is the Clinical Director of one of Ireland’s leading addiction treatment agencies. He has a particular interest in the role of the spirituality of the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in the treatment of addicted persons.
Pentecost Gathering with Sr Joan Chittister OSB
(Online: date and details tba) Sr Joan is hoping to come to Galilee at Pentecost, and is ironing out some diary details. In the meantime please do not book this event until we have confirmed the day and time.
Joan Chittister is one of the most influential religious and social leaders of our time. For 50 years she has passionately advocated on behalf of human rights, women’s issues, and church renewal. An international speaker, she is also a best-selling author of more than 60 books, hundreds of articles, and an online column for the National Catholic Reporter. She has received numerous writing awards and honors for her work, and is former fellow at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge.
Pastoral Supervision and Reflection for People in Ministry
Personal pastoral supervision is available in person and via Zoom. Please contact Anne: Director@Galilee.ie.
A pastoral reflection group began in September via Zoom. This group meets once a month for ministry reflection and support. This is now full. If you would be interested in this kind of group it may be possible to start another group after Christmas. Please contact Anne: Director@Galilee.ie.
Coming up when we’re back…
Day for families who have experienced the loss of a baby before or after birth.
With Ms Ann Charlton, chaplain of the Rotunda Hospital and Dr Anne Francis
A gentle time to explore your experience (recent or past) in a safe and healing environment. A spiritual approach to grief, loss and life. All welcome, from any faith background and none.
€20 per person or €25 per couple. €10 unwaged. Including lunch. Over 18’s. Places limited, booking essential firstname.lastname@example.org 071-966-4101.
Mary for our time
With Ian Neylon and Mary O’Connor
Letting Mary, mother of Jesus, emerge from scripture in a new light.
Learning from her, how to engage in the opportunity and challenge, that she holds out to us, in opening our lives to God and humanity today. €5. All Welcome.
Mary has worked in spirituality, human development and facilitation for many years in the UK. Ian was a Marist brother for thirty years and qualified in Osteopathy, Naturopathy and counselling.