Margaret Aylward Centre – upcoming events

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Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue

Trusting in God: Embracing Freedom with Denis Gleeson (Tuesdays from 6th February, 10.30-12noon, cost €5 per session).  These mornings offer a gentle and contemporary look at God, science, religion, Church and morality.

Contemplative Awareness and the Search for the Soul with Mary Glennon (Tuesdays starting 6th February from 7.30–9 pm, cost €5 per session).  During these four weeks together we will pray contemplatively each night for a brief period.

Centering Prayer Evenings with Fionnuala Quinn O.P.  (Wednesdays from 7 Feb, from 7-8pm, €5).  Be transformed with simple prayer.

Blowing Our Hearts Wide Open with Gemma McKenna & Mary O’Dwyer.  Tuesday 20 March from 10.30 am—12 noon.  Cost €5.  Booking essential.  Lenten reflection morning: open ourselves to let the winds of the Spirit gladden our hearts and brighten our faith.

Practising Mindfulness with Anne O’Reilly, Thursdays 1, 8, 15 & 22 March.  Morning:  10.30 am–12 noon.  Evening: 7.30–9.00 pm.  Cost €60.  Min: 12.  Booking essential.  Thursdays, 12, 19, 26 April  & 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 May.  Morning:  10.30 am – 12 noon.  Evening: 7.30–9.00 pm.  Cost €120.  Min: 12.  Booking essential.  50% deposit required to secure booking, balance in full on course commencement.  Learn how to be with what is, through the practice of meditation and self compassion.  Join us for our next series of mindfulness.

Lenten Reflection Day with Fionnuala Quinn O.P.  Saturday 3 March, 10 am–3 pm.  Cost €25.  Min: 12.  Booking essential.  50% deposit required to secure booking.  Bring a packed lunch.  Tea & coffee available.  This will be a silent Centering Prayer day.  There will be short presentations focusing on: what does it mean to repent?  What do we need to repent of?

Centering Prayer Evenings with Fionnuala Quinn O.P.  Wed 7 Feb, 7 March & 2 May from 7-8 pm.  Cost €5.  Booking essential.  Come for one hour and consent in community to the Divine Action within and be transformed with this simple prayer.

Be Still and Know with Mary Glennon chf.  Saturday 10 March, 10 am-4 pm.  Cost €25.  Min: 10.  Booking essential.  50% deposit required to secure booking.  Bring a packed lunch.  Tea & coffee available.  Take an in-depth look at the personal, mystical, everyday  journey of life today.  Through quiet prayer time and sharing, together we will draw from the deep well within to become more in love with what God sees in us.  A journey for the body, mind and spirit.

Time To Engage with Colour, Music & Dance with Diane Da Cruz chf.  Saturday 14 April.  10am-4.30 pm.  Cost €25.  Min. 10.  Booking essential.  Free the self of stress and pressure, no art experience necessary.  Materials provided as part of the course.

Summer Dance Day with Barbara Perry chf.  Saturday 5 May.  10 am-1pm.  Cost €15.  Min: 12.  Booking essential.  Experience the joy of dancing in a circle with others and a sense of well-being and community.  Clear instructions are given as each new dance is introduced.  So, come on your own or with a friend and join in!

Praying with the Desert Mothers and Fathers with Donagh O’Shea O.P.  Saturday 26 May, 10am-1pm.  Cost €15.00.  Min. 10.  Booking essential.  50% deposit required to secure booking.  Wisdom from the Desert: Receiving the distilled wisdom of the third and fourth-century Desert Fathers and Mothers.

Booking essential for all sessions.  Tel: 01 7979364 / 0876649862
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