“The entire material universe speaks of God’s love, his boundless affection for us. Soil, water, mountains; everything is, as it were a caress of God.” Laudato Si 84
During the retreat we will ponder on the quest to realign the angst, ambiguities, joys and wonder of life, with the consciousness energy of a universe that is continuously emerging and birthing itself anew – in, with, and through us.
“Ask the beasts and they will teach you;
the birds of the air, and they will tell you;
ask the plants of the earth and they will teach you;
and the fish of the sea will declare to you.” Book of Job (12, 7-8)
Niamh Brennan (MA International Development, MA Culture and Spirituality) is a writer and workshop facilitator in Cosmology and Spirituality. She is the author of ‘The human in the Universe’ (Wyndham Hall Press, 2014) and co-author of ‘The Universe Story in Science and Myth for Green Spirit.’ (Greenspirit 2013). She has just completed her Phd in Trinity College Dublin. Niamh presented a mini-course on Cosmology during the Autumn Sabbatical Programme in An Tairseach and was very well received.
Sr Colette Kane OP has been the Director of An Tairseach, Organic Farm and Ecology Centre in Wicklow since 2014. She has a Masters in Ecology and Religion completed in All Hallows’ College in 2012. Colette is also very much part of the teaching staff delivering lectures on the ten weeks bi annual course entitled Exploring Spirituality in the context of: an expanding universe, an endangered Earth, and the Christian Tradition.
Dates: 14th June to 19th June 2021
Cost: €100 – deposit
€500 (inclusive of deposit. Balance is payable a week before the start of the event) – Residential & full board- all food will be prepared by our qualified chef using fresh, organic produce from An Tairseach’s farm and garden.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
An Tairseach Dominican Ecology Centre, Kilmantin Hill, Wicklow, Ireland A67 YX26, Wicklow, Ireland