Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland leading Advent Retreat

Friday October 14th 2022

The Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland will lead this year’s Advent Retreat for clergy and lay people at the request of the Commission on Ministry.

This is the first year that the retreat has been in person since 2019, and the theme – ‘The light shines in the darkness’ (John 1:5) has been chosen to reflect this.

The retreat takes place in Mount St Anne’s Retreat Centre, Portarlington, Co Laois, and is open to anyone who needs rest, healing, and quietness at this time of year. It runs from the evening of Thursday November 10 to lunchtime on Saturday November 12, and the cost is €150, which includes accommodation and meals.

Carol Casey is this year’s retreat facilitator. Carol is a diocesan lay reader and a spiritual director. She facilitates quiet days and retreats for the Fellowship of Contemplative Prayer and for Contemplative Outreach Ireland. She is a guest retreat director at Manresa, the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality in Dublin.

Carol has been a member of the board of the Church’s Ministry of Healing: Ireland. She helped develop and present the training programme for prayer ministers and both instigated and shared in the running of Wellspring, the one day retreats organised by CMH:I over several years. 

Please contact for further information or to book a place.

‘I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.’
John 8:12

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