Spring at La Verna Retreat Centre

Mid-Week Special; (Tuesday – Friday)

Stay any two consecutive nights on B&B plus One Evening Meal €95pps

ADD A THIRD NIGHT B&B for only €30.00pps

SPECIAL WEEKEND RATE

Stay Fri & Sat Night B&B including One Evening Meal for €120.00pps

Then choose to stay Thursday or Sunday night B&B FREE

Winter Rates apply 13th January to 28th February 2014 with the exception of Valentines Week-end.

FEBRUARY RETREATS

Saturday 1 February (2 – 5pm) St Bridget’s Day: Children’s day with La Verna Retreat team. An exciting afternoon workshop for children to celebrate the feast of St. Bridget and mark the start of spring with a woodland walk, games and crafts that will provide children with an insight into the women and myths surround her own childhood.

Suggested Donation: €5 per child (refreshments provided)

Sunday 2 February (2 – 5pm) Candlemas Day – Open Day with La Verna Retreat team. Come and join us for the blessing of the family candle; seen as ‘the light of the world’ and an expression of our faith. Tour of our newly extended Retreat Centre and see how you can embrace the many Retreats, Workshops or evening classes available in this the Franciscan Year of the Holy Name of Jesus 2014.

Donation at your discretion.

Mid-Week Meditation (6 weeks) beginning 5 February (10.45am-1.00pm) with Sinead Grimes. Meditation brings us to a place of quiet and still within ourselves where we can experience and taste our true being beyond our thoughts and emotions. Meditation is a process when used regularly can help us feel more relaxed, grounded and less stressed. It can help us live in awareness and with clear clarity and balance.

Fee: €45 (Course) or €10 (per session)

Evening Art Drawing and Painting Classes (4 Wks) beginning 5 February (8-10pm) with Christine Fox. A short course aimed at those who want to learn new drawing and painting skills. This class is suitable for the complete beginner or those who want to develop their skills. Beginners will be painting primarily in acrylics, but participants can also work in a medium of their choice such as watercolours or Oils. Tap into your creative talents in a relaxing and enjoyable class.

Booking Essential call (0)71 98 52572 to register and get your materials list for the class.

Fee: €30 (Course) or €10 (per session)

Mid-Week Meditation (6 weeks) beginning Thursday 6 February (8-10pm) with Sinead Grimes. Meditation brings us to a place of quiet and still within ourselves where we can experience and taste our true being beyond our thoughts and emotions. Meditation is a process when used regularly can help us feel more relaxed, grounded and less stressed. It can help us live in awareness and with clear clarity and balance.

Join us at La Verna for this 6 week course which will guide you in meditation techniques you can bring into everyday life to help achieve more relaxation and balance. Facilitated by Sinead Grimes over 6 Thursday Evenings.

Booking Essential call (0)71 98 52572 to register.

Cost: €45 (Course) or €10 (per session)

Weekend 14 -16 February St Michael the Archangel and Divine Mercy with Fr. Peter Prusakiewicz CSMA. The aim of this retreat is to gain more knowledge on the spirituality St Michael the Archangel, Holy angels and Divine Mercy. The retreat combines input into one small group discussions. The schedule includes daily Eucharist, talks on St Michael the Archangel, the holy angels, the value and graces of being a Devotional Knight of St Michael, Divine Mercy talks on the secrets in the life of St Faustina, Confession, Holy Hour. Blessing with the 1st class relic of St Faustina.

Fee: Residential € 175 Single or €150pp Sharing, Non-residential €100 (Meals) or €50 (no meals)

Wednesday19 February (10am – 5pm) Day of Prayer with Fr Paschal McDonnell ofm. “Come to me all you who are weary and over-burdened and I will give you rest.” As we approach Lent, we are invited to enter into the deeper stillness within during this day of renewal.

Fee: €50 (includes lunch)

Weekend 21 – 23 February Lenten Retreat with Fr Paschal McDonnell ofm.

Traditionally, Lent is a time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Like Jesus we enter the desert during this time in order to cleanse ourselves from all that blocks and clutters us from being open to the Spirit.

Facilitator: Father Paschal McDonnell OFM Guardian at Rossnowlagh Friary, practices as a spiritual director and retreat facilitator. He aims at integrating spirituality and psychology in a way that facilitates the movement of spiritual progress and self-awareness.

Fee: € 175 Single or €150pp Sharing (Residential), Non-residential €100 (Meals) or €50 (no meals)

Saturday 22 February (10am – 2pm) Living in the Seasons with Sinead Grimes.

This morning will bring our awareness to our oneness with the seasons and the healing cycle nature has to offer us. The seasons invite us to honour the earth out of which new life germinates, sprouts, blossoms, grows and dies. The moods and atmosphere of our inner self reflect the characteristic outer space of the season we are in. When we live and nourish ourselves with the season we feel a balance and a peace. This is a morning of reflection, inspiration and healing. Spring – Season of Birthing:

in the hearts springtime the inner self awakens. Seeds of growth germinate and sprout, visions, dreams and yearnings for the future unfold

Bookings

Bookings are confirmed only on receipt of written application and deposits (€50 non-refundable) or full payment if application is less than two weeks before the retreat.

Telephone Enquiries:

Wednesday to Saturday 10:00 – 4:00

La Verna Retreat Centre

The Franciscan Friary

Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal Ireland

Tel: +353 (0)71 985 2572

 

www.lavernaretreat.com

 

 

 

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