‘Retreat in the City’ in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

Wednesday October 17th 2012

Retreat in the CityChrist Church Cathedral, Dublin, and the nearby St Werburgh’s Church will be the locations for a Lenten retreat from February 15 to February 17 2013.

Entitled “Retreat in the City,” the weekend–long event aims to give participants spiritual inspiration for their journeys and will be led by Ian Adams, Anglican priest and author of Cave, Refectory, Road.

Beginning on Friday evening, February 15 and continuing until after lunch on Sunday February 17, “Retreat in the City” will have a Lenten theme inspired by the monastics and spiritual writers of the past.

Throughout the weekend, Ian Adams will lead sessions focusing on the season of Lent and sharing inspiration from the monastics as we journey towards Easter. There will be time and space for personal reflection and spiritual directors will be available for retreatants to talk to. The whole weekend will be bound together by worship based on monastic offices.

The retreat is being organised by Christ Church Cathedral’s residential priest vicar, the Rev Garth Bunting. “All of us lead very busy lives, with a lot going on and a lot of noise. The idea of a spiritual life is that we find peace and quiet regularly to listen to God’s voice,” Garth said.

“Going out to retreat centres in the countryside to find peace and quiet is great but that does not reflect our everyday experience. So we’re going to have the retreat here in the middle of the busy city to learn more about creating space in the midst of noise.”

The retreat is open to all. It is non residential and costs €85 which includes tea and coffee as well as lunch on February 16 and 17. For those visiting the city there are a number of reasonably priced hotels within a few minutes’ walk of the cathedral.

For more information or to obtain a booking form for “Retreat in the City” contact the Garth at garth.bunting@cccdub.ie or on +353 1 677 8099. Participants can apply online at http://www.christchurchdublin.ie/Worship/Retreat.htm.

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