Events

  • Tue
    02
    May
    2017
    Tue
    09
    May
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Peter Edmonds SJ

    ‘These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name’ (John 20:31).

    John’s Gospel is distinguished from the others in several respects:

    • by the depth of its portrait of Christ who was with the Father in glory ‘before the world was made’ (17:5) and whose mission in this world is the revelation of the Father;
    • through its gallery of memorable characters, some otherwise unknown to us like Nicodemus, the Samaritan woman, the man born blind and others, depicted on a far deeper level than elsewhere, like the apostle Thomas, Mary Magdalen, Pontius Pilate;
    • through its invitation to its readers to see the Gospel story against the background of ultimate human realities such as light and life, bread and water, and to live it out in this world through the Spirit ‘which those who believed in him were to receive’ (7:39)

    Traditionally a catechesis based on this gospel prepared new Christians for baptism at Easter; it is also a powerful means for Christian prayer as we approach the mysteries of the Easter season.

    The handouts offered can accompany the retreatant through the year that follows the retreat experience

    Peter Edmonds SJ spent many years in Zimbabwe as professor of New Testament in the Regional Seminary and was National Director for the Biblical Apostolate in that country. He then taught at Hekima College, the Jesuit School of Theology in Nairobi, Kenya, and in recent times has been a member of the Theology Faculty of Oxford University. He has a special interest in retreat giving, offering material for prayer on particular Gospels.

  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017
    Thu
    18
    May
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Fr Nick Harnan, MSC

    This retreat invites us to slow down and become more reflective so that we may learn more how to co-operate with the transformative action of God within us.

  • Thu
    25
    May
    2017
    Thu
    01
    Jun
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Bishop John Crowley

  • Sun
    04
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    11
    Jun
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Fr Paul Rout OFM

    This retreat will encourage the participants to grow in their understanding of themselves through growing in their understanding and experience of God in whose image we are all created.  The retreat will lead us along this journey using as its inspiration the profound spiritual experiences of two great saints, Francis of Assisi and his spiritual companion, Clare of Assisi.  Drawing on the renowned spiritual work of one of Francis' early followers, St  Bonaventure, we will reflect on what  Bonaventure terms the Three Books of Revelation, the Book of the Scriptures, the Book of the World and the Book of the Self.  Relating our reflections to insights of contemporary spirituality, we may begin to discern more clearly the depths of insight to be found in St Bonaventure's claim, "I know myself better in God than in my very self".

    Fr Paul Rout OFM is a priest of the Australasian Province of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor.  He lectures in Franciscan Spirituality and Philosophy of Religion at Heythorp College, University of London, and at the Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne, Australia.  He is also engaged in pastoral parish ministry in the Catholic parish of Heston in London and gives occasional Retreats and Days of Prayer to Religious and Parish groups in various parts of the country.

     

  • Tue
    13
    Jun
    2017
    Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Led by Ruth Scott

    This Retreat will be transferred to the 2018 Programme.

    Earth, air, fire and water all appear in Biblical tradition. The writers use them in different ways to explore the experiences and encounters of ‘being’ and ‘Being’: the deep, dark womb-like places from which life comes over and over again and to which it returns; the breath of God which inspires and scares in equal measure; the flame-dancing Spirit that comforts, challenges and changes those who feel the heat; the waters of restoration which sometimes threaten to overwhelm yet often produce riches from the depths. Some of these energies we identify with more than others, or connect with at different times.

    Through silence, image, word, music and art, this retreat offers the opportunity to work imaginatively with these four elements, to play with them and pray through them, and to further the inner conversation faith opens up in our hearts and minds. Each talk begins with a poem by R. S. Thomas to help focus attention more deeply on the unfolding themes. The opportunity to explore through, painting and clay-sculpting will be present throughout the retreat in the art room for those who want to explore beyond words.

     

  • Sun
    18
    Jun
    2017
    Sun
    25
    Jun
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Fr Paul Rout OFM

    This retreat will encourage the participants to grow in their understanding of themselves through growing in their understanding and experience of God in whose image we are all created.  The retreat will lead us along this journey using as its inspiration the profound spiritual experiences of two great saints, Francis of Assisi and his spiritual companion, Clare of Assisi.  Drawing on the renowned spiritual work of one of Francis' early followers, St  Bonaventure, we will reflect on what  Bonaventure terms the Three Books of Revelation, the Book of the Scriptures, the Book of the World and the Book of the Self.  Relating our reflections to insights of contemporary spirituality, we may begin to discern more clearly the depths of insight to be found in St Bonaventure's claim, "I know myself better in God than in my very self".

    Fr Paul Rout OFM is a priest of the Australasian Province of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor.  He lectures in Franciscan Spirituality and Philosophy of Religion at Heythorp College, University of London, and at the Yarra Theological Union, Melbourne, Australia.  He is also engaged in pastoral parish ministry in the Catholic parish of Heston in London and gives occasional Retreats and Days of Prayer to Religious and Parish groups in various parts of the country.

  • Wed
    12
    Jul
    2017
    Wed
    19
    Jul
    2017
  • Wed
    19
    Jul
    2017
    Fri
    28
    Jul
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Fr Mariathas Selvaratnam, OMI

    A contemplative retreat: the emphasis of this retreat is depth silence and mind-freeing meditation. A call to consciousness. Mystics of all faith traditions, because of the similarity of the mystical experience, can unite the world, transcending all differences and separations. A way forward.

  • Sun
    30
    Jul
    2017
    Sun
    06
    Aug
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Fr Eamonn Mulcahy, CSSp

  • Thu
    10
    Aug
    2017
    Thu
    17
    Aug
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Fr. Charles Cross CP

    This preached retreat is an extended reflection on the three "R's" of our inner life:

    • Resting
    • Remembering
    • Returning

    Fr. Charles Cross C.P. a Passionist from Co. Down sees this retreat as an opportunity to come to an awareness of some of the essential ingredients of being a disciple of Jesus.

    "For thus says the Lord, the Holy One of Israel.  Your salvation lay in conversion and tranquillity, your strength, in complete trust..." (Isaiah 30:15)

     

  • Sun
    20
    Aug
    2017
    Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Fr Ciaran O'Callaghan, CSsR

  • Mon
    28
    Aug
    2017
    Mon
    04
    Sep
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Fr John Farrell, OP

  • Tue
    05
    Sep
    2017
    Tue
    12
    Sep
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Fr Ciaran O'Callaghan, CSsR

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017
    Thu
    21
    Sep
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Fr Michael Cunningham, SDB

  • Sat
    14
    Oct
    2017
    10.30-15.30The Kairos Centre

    Sister Magdalen Lawlor, SND leads reflections titled, Love Bade Me Welcome, on the Eucharist in the Art of Sieger Koder.

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017
    Thu
    26
    Oct
    2017
    Living Prayer

    Fr Pat Collins, CM

    In his classic book entitled Prayer Friedrich Heiler stated, “Religious persons and students of religion agree in testifying that prayer is the centre of religion, the soul of all piety. . .  Without prayer faith remains a theoretical conviction; worship is only an external and formal act; moral action is without spiritual depth; people remain at a distance from God; an abyss yawns between the finite and the Infinite.” In this retreat Fr. Pat Collins, C.M., who is the author of a number of books on prayer  will explore different aspects of the subject such as “Praying as Jesus Prayed,” “The festal shout of Praise and Thanksgiving,” “Intercession in the Spirit,” “Lectio Divina and Contemplation,” “Listening to God,” “Receiving Guidance in Prayer,”  “Prayer and Praxis” and “Praying at all Times.” There will be two talks a day, an optional Bible study, and a homily during the Eucharist. There will also be other optional activities, e.g. watching a movie.

     

    Pat Collins C.M., M.A., STL a  Vincentian, has been a teacher, missioner and lecturer. He   helped to establish the Alpha course in Ireland, is a founder member of the New Springtime Community in Dublin, and is an international speaker. He has written  a number of books on prayer, such as Prayer in Practice (Columba: Dublin, 2000); Preparing to Pray (Dublin: Columba, 2004) and Guided by God: Ordinary and Charismatic Ways of Discovering God’s Will (Luton: New Life, 2015). His latest books   Encountering Jesus: New Evangelisation in Practice;  and Prophecy: Truth for Today, Light for Tomorrow are due to be published in 2017.   

  • Fri
    10
    Nov
    2017
    Sun
    12
    Nov
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    The Kairos Team

  • Mon
    27
    Nov
    2017
    Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Sr Annie Lunney,SMG

  • Mon
    04
    Dec
    2017
    Fri
    08
    Dec
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Bishop John Crowley

  • Mon
    11
    Dec
    2017
    Fri
    15
    Dec
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    Fr Michael Beattie,SJ

  • Sun
    24
    Dec
    2017
    Wed
    27
    Dec
    2017
    Kairos Centre

    The Kairos Team

  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018
    Sun
    04
    Mar
    2018
    The Kairos Centre

    From 01 February to 5th March 2018 we will offer the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius  as a 30 day retreat. The cost for this retreat is £1,920 in an en-suite room and a full board basis.