La Verna Retreat Centre

Franciscan Friary, Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal

THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER AND DEVOTION – 6th to 13th (Tues) August            

The Retreat: For many of us, given the hectic pace of contemporary life, stress has become the norm rather than the exception.  Grace builds on nature.  We cannot give what we have not got.  We need to rest to hear the spirit.  This retreat encourages us to take the time and space for that necessary relaxation.

Following in the footsteps of St. Francis and his focus on not extinguishing the spirit of prayer and devotion to which all things are meant to be subservient, this retreat aims at combining what’s best in our Catholic faith – silence, prayer and meditation. 

Facilitators – Father Paschal McDonnell OFM and Treise O’ Callaghan.

€500 (includes accommodation and meals)

Summer Holidays at La Verna – 13th to 27th (Tues) August                                  

These weeks are open to all, whom wish to take a few days or a week away by the sea.  La Verna invites you to spend 3/5/7 days in the quiet coastal surroundings of Donegal.  3/5/7 days; (3) €210 (5) €335 (7) €440 (Full Board; includes accommodation and meals)

Inner Healing Week-end Retreat – 30th August to 1st September 2013                   

This deeply healing week-end explores the healing of hurts and hurtful memories, of the need for forgiveness and inner peace. The retreats help people to ‘let go’ things that have kept them ‘in bondage’ sometimes for years. Grace is always waiting for us, and the gifts of renewal are given us by God to receive His healing.

€175 (includes accommodation and meals)

St. Francis and the Compassion of God – 27th to 29th September               

A weekend retreat on St Francis’ experience of God as compassion in his own life and in the life of those in need. St Francis interprets the Gospel of Jesus for his own day and for ours. Pope Francis encourages us to learn the essence of the Gospel from Francis of Assisi.

Facilitator: Fr Loman MacAodha OFM works in the friary in Multyfarnham and has given retreats at home and abroad. This year he is glad to celebrate 60 years in following St Francis and share the experience.

€175 (includes accommodation and meals)

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