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2012 autumn programme   
Samedi 25 aout
 Atelier 
Lundi 25 aout    
 Atelier 
Dimanche/lundi 9-10 septembre    
 Atelier 
Tuesday 11 September 19.30 - 21.00
 Christian Classics Bookclub - On Social Justice by St Basil the Great
        Click here for bookclub term programme
 Bring a bag supper from 18.30, discussion from 19.30
Wednesday 12 September  10.30 - 12.00
 Open Door Meditation Group
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Vendredi 14 septembre Atelier
 
Samedi 15 septembre Atelier 
Lundi 17 septembre         Atelier 
 

ALPHA - EXPLORING THE MEANING OF LIFE

The Alpha Course is open to everyone interested in exploring the meaning of life and discovering the relevance of the Christian faith. Each evening will start with sharing a light meal together, followed by a video talk leading into small group discussions.

          Click here for more info

 
Monday 17 September 19.30 - 21.30
Alpha Taster Evening - 'Christianity - Untrue, Boring and Irrelevant?'' 
Shared meal, intro session and discussion
Light meal provided, donations welcome
Mondays- 
24 September, 
1, 8, 15 & 22 October,  
5, 12, 19, 26 November
3, 10 December
Also - retreat 10 November (tbc)
Alpha course
Shared meal, video talk and small group discussion
 Light meal provided, donations welcome
Wednesday 26 September 19.00 - 20.30Upper Room meeting
       
 
Saturday 6 October 10.00 - 15.30
Leadership, Spirituality and Professional Integrity
Presenter:  Professor Johan Verstraeten, Professor of Ethics, University of Leuven
Venue - St John's International School, Waterloo

Professor Verstraeten will address the nature of leadership today;
'The problem today is that too much 'management' is uninspired. Instead of creating organisations with a soul we create spaces in which everything functions but where meaning can be lost'
        Click here for more info

Suggested donation €30
Please bring a picnic lunch
Tuesday 9 October 19.30 - 21.00
Christian Classics Bookclub  - Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel by Father Thomas Keating

 Bring a bag supper from 18.30, discussion from 19.30
Sunday 14 October 13.00 - 14.00Family and Friends Day - an afternoon of reflection, sharing and fun. 
       Click here for more info
Please bring a picnic lunch
Wednesday 17 October  19.30 - 21.00 Upper Room - Scripture based prayer  NOTE - NEW STARTING TIME!
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Samedi 20 octobreAtelier 
Tuesday 13 November 19.30 -21.00
Christian Classics Bookclub - The God of Jesus Christ (Part I) by Walter Kasper
Bring a bag supper from 18.30, discussion from 19.30
Samedi 17 novembre 15.00 - 18.00

Samedi "Oasis" – Lâcher prise- Session bilingue (français et anglais)
Relaxation, peinture, méditation guidée et thème basé sur l’Ecriture Sainte et inspiré par cette belle saison d’automne. Bienvenue à toutes et à tous !
(Apportez des feuilles ou un carnet de dessin)
Animatrice: Christine Sasse: artiste et art-thérapeute

Pour tout renseignement, contactez Christine par tél. 0484 07 47 64 ou
par email: palettedarts@yahoo.com
         Plus d'info...             More info....

Participation au frais €20
Wednesday 21 November 19.30 - 21.00 Upper Room Group - Scripture based prayer
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Thursdays:  19.30 - 21.00
29 November
6 December
13 December  
Journeying together through Advent
Advent group retreat
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Suggested donation €5 per evening
Saturday 1 DecemberWomen's retreat (group booking) 
Wednesday 5 December  19.30 - 21.00Upper Room Group - Scripture based prayer
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Tuesday 11 December 19.30 -21.00
Christian Classics Bookclub - A Night in the Desert on the Holy Mountain by Metropolitan of Nafpaktos Hierotheos

 Bring a bag supper from 18.30, discussion from 19.30
Saturday 15 December 10.00 - 15.00     Women's retreat  (open event)  - Love Yourself - Love Others
   To reserve a place, please contact: Vivian Johnston  at viviananddanielj@gmail.com
            Click here for more info
Suggested donation €20
Please bring a lunch dish to share, and let Vivian know what you intend to bring
 

 2012 completed activities Jan-August
  
Monday 9 January - Friday 13 January     Workshop - group request 
 Saturday 14 - Sunday 15 January         Session - in house 
Tuesday 17 January 19.30-21.00 Christian Classics Bookclub - At the Master's Feet  by Sadhu Sundar Singh  
     Click here for bookclub term programme
Bring a bag supper from 18.30, discussion from 19.30
 
 samedi 21 janvier 15.00 -18.30
Samedi "Oasis" - Relaxez-vous, ressourcez-vous!
Un après-midi pour profiter d'une réelle détente corporelle, écouter
sa petite voix intérieure. Découvrez le dessin ou la peinture
méditative. Apprenez de nouvelles façons d’apaiser l’esprit, d’être en
paix avec vous-même. (Apportez des feuilles ou un carnet de dessin)
Animatrice: Christine Sasse: artiste et art-thérapeute
Pour tout renseignement, contactez Christine par tél. 0484 07 47 64 ou
par email: palettedarts@yahoo.com
      plus d'info...            more info (in English)
 
Thursday 26 - Saturday 28 January Workshop  - group request 
 2012 Alpha Course!!

ALPHA - EXPLORING THE MEANING OF LIFE

The Alpha Course is open to everyone interested in exploring the meaning of life and discovering the relevance of the Christian faith. Each evening will start with sharing a light meal together, followed by a video talk leading into small group discussions.

     Click here for more info
 
Monday 6 February 19.30 -21.30 Alpha taster evening  - 'Christianity - Untrue, Boring and Irrelevant?''
Shared meal, intro session and discussion
Light meal provided, donations welcome
13, 20, 27 February
5, 12, 19 March (retreat 24-26th)
16, 23 April  (19.30)
7 May
 Alpha course
Shared meal, video talk and small group discussion
Light meal provided, donations welcome.
Tuesday 14 February 19.30 - 21.00    Christian Classics Bookclub - Confessions of St Augustine   (last 3 chapters)         Bring a bag supper from 18.30, discussion from 19.30
Sunday 19 February 14.30 - 17.00Contemplative Space RetreatSuggested donation €10
Thursdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March 19.30 - 21.00 Lent - Journeying with Jesus
Walking with Jesus through Lent, using Scripture texts relate to his public life, and eventual journey to Calvary.
       Click here for more info
Suggested donation €6 per evening
 Sunday 4 March     Retreat for youth (group request) 
Saturday 17 March                    Workshop - Group request 
Sunday 25 March    
Couples Retreat - Quality time together to reflect, pray and share on what really matters in our relationship
 
Samedi 14 avrilAtelier

Sunday 15 April ALPHA Retreat 
Tuesday 17 April 19.30 - 21.00Christian Classics Bookclub - Remember Thy First Love by Archimandrite ZachariasBring a bag supper from 18.30 discussion from 19.30
Saturday 5 MayDare to be happy in your work - and live your sacred purpose
Many of us feel dissatisfaction with our work lives. Stress, anger, worry, pressures build up relentlessly. This workshop uses a combination of management tools and spiritual inspiration to help us feel productive, fulfilling a higher purpose, collaborating well with our colleagues and stakeholders.    
       Click here for more info 

Suggested donation €35 
Please bring a picnic lunch
Sunday 6 May   14.00 - 20.00ALPHA Retreat 2 
Saturday 12 MaySocial Justice - a value for Christians?   Led by Frank Turner SJ
Through a mixture of input, group work and general discussion, we shall consider some of the foundational questions underlying the church's engagement in political life 
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Suggested donation €25
Please bring a picnic lunch
Tuesday 15 May 19.30 - 21.00Christian Classics Bookclub - God's Fool The Life and Times of Francis of Assisi by Julian Green    Bring a bag supper from 18.30 discussion from 19.30
Friday 25 May 20.00 - Sunday 27 May 16.00Ignatian Retreat  with individual accompaniment by FCJ team
La Pairelle Retreat Centre, Namur    click here for more info
Suggested donation €115
Vendredi 25 mai 20.00 - dimanche 27 mai 16.00Retraite Ignatienne avec accompagnement individuel, equipe FCJ
La Pairelle,  Centre Spirituel SJ Namur   click here for more info 

Participation au frais €115
Saturday 2 June 10.00 - 12.30    Art and Spirituality led by Christine Sasse and FCJ team.  
Relax, pain, meditate and explore the theme of 'Love relationships' based on the Gospel. All welcome!
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Suggested donation €10

 
samedi 2 juin 10.00 - 12.30
ART ET SPIRITUALITE avec Christine Sasse et équipe FCJ
Relaxation, peinture et méditation guidée autour du thème de 'Relation d'Amour' basé sur l'Ecriture Sainte
Bienvenue à toutes et à tous!
          plus d'info

Participation aux frais 10€
Sunday 3 June 16.30 - 18.30
Jockeying for Position in the South China Seas: China's Rise, US Pivot and What It Means for Europe 
Presented by Therese Fallon, Senior Associate of European Institute of European Studies

The South China Sea is a key transport route as well as rich in fish and potentially a major source of oil and gas.  It also happens to be a hotly disputed region.  Theresa will  address the main strategic, legal and economic issues concerning the South China Sea maritime border dispute,  set out the positions of the main players in the region and examine the EU's position.

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 Suggested donation €10
Saturday 9 June 10.00 - 14.00Dare to Be Happy In Your Work ... And Live Your Sacred Purpose - Follow up eventSuggested donation €15
Please bring a picnic lunch if you wish

Tuesday 12 June 19.30 - 21.00Christian Classics Bookclub - Water into Wine by Stephen VemeyBring a bag supper from 18.30 discussion from 19.30
Wednesday 13 June 19.00 - 20.30Upper Room Group:  Scripture Prayer      All welcome!Donations invited.
vendredi 15 juin         Atelier

 
   
 2011 completed activities  
Tuesday 6 September 19.30 - 21.00 Christian Classics Book Club - Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis de Sales Bring a bag supper from 18.30, discussion from 19.30
Wednesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 September 10.30 - 12.00 Open Door Meditation GroupTea/ coffee available from 10.15  Donations welcome
Thursday 15, Tuesday 20 September 19.30 - 21.00Scripture-based prayer 
Saturday 2 October  13.00-16.00    Family and Friends Day - an afternoon of sharing, reflection and fun
       Click here for more info
Please bring a picnic lunch
Tuesday 4 October 19.30 - 21.00     Christian Classics Bookclub - Confessions by St Augustine Bring a bag supper from 18.30, discussion from 19.30
Wednesdays 5, 12, 19, 26 October 10.30 - 12.00 Open Door Meditation GroupTea / coffee available from 10.15,   donations welcome
Wednesday 5 October 19.00 - 20.30 Upper Room Group - Exploration of Scripture and MeditationDonations welcome
Saturday 8 October 10.00 - 13.00 Christian Meditation - Exploration of ways of praying in the Christian tradition
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Tea / coffee available from 09.30
Tuesdays 18 October, 22 Nov, 13 Dec 19.30 - 21.00LECTIO DIVINA - a Latin term meaning 'divine reading' is an ancient, well-tested, very helpful method of praying the Scriptures whereby we gradually let go of our own agenda, allowing the Word of God to speak into our hearts as God so desires.   
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Saturday 22 October 10.00-16.00Bio-Spiritual Focusing led by Mary Leahy FCJ
        Click here for more info
Please bring a picnic lunch. Tea/ coffee available. Suggested donation €30
Sunday 23 October 14.00 - 18.00Bio-Spiritual Focusing (continued)  Personal session with Mary for those who wish, as agreed on Saturday 22nd 
Wednesdays 9, 16, 23,30 November 10.30 -12.00 Open Door Meditation GroupTea / coffee from 10.15 
Tuesday 8 November 19.30 - 21.00Christian Classics Bookclub - 400 Centuries of Love - by Maximus the Confessor 
Samedi 12 novembre 15.30 - 18.00Samedi "Oasis" - Relaxez-vous, ressourcez-vous! 
        Click here for more info
 
Sunday 13 November 14.30 - 17.00  Contemplative Space Retreat
         Click here for more info
 
Saturday 19 November 10.00 - 16.00Couples Retreat - Journeying Together through Prayer
         Click here for more info
Please bring lunch to share. Tea / coffee available
Saturday 26 November 9.30 - 13.00 Preparation for Advent  Suggested donation €10
Saturday 3 December 10.00 - 16.30 Women's Retreat (reserved-group request) 
Tuesday 6 December 19.30 - 21.00Christian Classics Bookclub - The Hiding Place - by Corrie Ten Boom  
Wednesday 7,14 December 10.30 - 12.00Open Door Meditation Group 
Saturday 10 December 10.00 - 16.00Women's Retreat (open to all) -  Who do you say that I am?  What makes me a woman?
       Click here for more info
Please bring a picnic lunch. Tea /  coffee available from 9.30

COMPLETED EVENTS 2010  FEBRUARY 2010
  Sunday 21 February,  15.30 - 17.30ART AND SPIRITUALITY
A relaxing afternoon exploring Scripture through the medium of clay.
    
With Christine Sasse (artist) and Joan McGeough FCJ

In English and French   
Suggested donation: €10 - includes materials
Saturday 27 February,  10.00 - 15.00COUPLES DAY RETREAT: LISTENING
Listening to myself, to my partner, to God.
   

Please bring a dish for pot-luck lunch.
Suggested donation: €10
Sunday 28 February, 14.00 - 16.00JULIAN OF NORWICH         Session 1 of 3
For those who would like to know more about Julian, her life and her spirituality.
   
Suggested donation: €7MARCH 2010
  Thursday 4 March,19.30 -  21.00THE SEVEN CIRCLES OF PRAYER     Session 1 of 4
For those who would like to deepen their life of prayer 
during the season of Lent.
Donations invitedSaturday 6 March, 10.00 - 15.00MEN’S LENTEN RETREAT
Scripture-based prayer with quiet space & discussion
    Led by John Kealy OFM and FCJ team
  
Please bring a picnic lunch. Soup, tea, coffee provided.
Suggested donation: €20
Thursday 11 March, 19.30 - 21.00THE SEVEN CIRCLES OF PRAYER     Session 2 of 4Donations invited.Saturday 13 March, 10.00 - 16.00INTRODUCTION TO DREAM WORK
Come to relax and be refreshed as you discover your unique soul through your dreams    
    Led by Mary Leahy  fcJ
Please bring a picnic lunch. Soup, tea, coffee provided.
Suggested donation: €20
Sunday 14 March, 14.00 - 16.00JULIAN OF NORWICH        Session 2 of 3

Suggested donation: €7Thursday 18 March, 19.30 - 21.00THE SEVEN CIRCLES OF PRAYER    Session 3 of 4

Donations invitedThursday 25 March, 1930 - 21.00THE SEVEN CIRCLES OF PRAYER    Final session Donations invited

Saturday 27 March,  9.30 - 15.30WOMEN’S DAY RETREAT   BE STILL... and know that I am God. 
Time to be, to listen, to explore, to share, to discover the dignity that is ours as women.

Please bring a dish for pot-luck lunch
Suggested donation: €20
Sunday 28 March, 14.00 - 16.00 JULIAN OF NORWICH        Final sessionSuggested donation: €7APRIL 2010
  Tuesday 13 April, 19.30 - 21.00CHRISTIAN CLASSICS BOOK CLUB
John Bunyan: ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’                                                 

MAY 2010  Saturday 1 May, 10.00 - 12.30MON CHEMIN DE FOI    
Prier à l’aide du labyrinthe

In French
Participation aux frais: 7€
Tuesday 11 May, 19.30 - 21.00CHRISTIAN CLASSICS BOOK CLUB
‘Tertullian, Cyprian and Origen on the Lord’s Prayer’ by Alistair Stewart-Sykes
 Saturday 22 May, 10.00 - 16.00THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS
Workshop led by Frank Turner SJ
      Click here for more info
Please bring a picnic lunch. Tea, coffee provided.
Suggested donation: €20
Saturday 29 May, 10.00 - 16.00THE ENNEAGRAM FOR BEGINNERS
The Enneagram: a dynamic system of nine personality  types which empowers you to better understand yourself and others,  and which can also lead to a deeper spiritual awareness.
      Click here for more info
Please bring a picnic lunch. Tea, coffee provided.
Suggested donation: €25
Sunday 30 May, 13.00 - 16.00FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY
An afternoon of prayer and sharing for adults, activities  for children. 
       Click here for more info
Please bring a picnic lunch. 
In English and French. 
Donations welcome
JUNE 2010
  Friday 4 June, 20.00  - Sunday 6 June, 16.00IGNATIAN RETREAT
Individual accompaniment by FCJ team
La Pairelle Retreat  Centre, Namur
         Click here for more info                          Cliquez ici pour plus d'info (en francais)
In English and French
Suggested donation: €110
Saturday, 12 June, 10.00 - 16.00     
THE BOOK OF RUTH
Time to read and reflect, study and discuss.   
       Click here for more info 
    
Please bring a picnic lunch. Suggested donation: €20

Sunday, 20 June, 14.30 - 16.30         
An afternoon of CIRCLE DANCING    
An uplifting experience leading to inner stillness.   
Beginners welcome!
   Click here for more info

Suggested donation: €7
Saturday 26 June, 10.00 - 16.00
THE ENNEAGRAM AND PRAYER
A shared voyage of discovery, self-awareness and prayer. 

Please bring a picnic lunch. Tea, coffee provided.
Suggested donation: €25
Saturday, 18 September, 09.30 - 16.30Workshop: CREATING CONTEMPLATIVE SPACE IN MY LIFE
Experience the restorative benefits of this one day workshop which includes input, reflection, and the experience of contemplative practices which can engender a greater sense of well-being and have the potential to create more harmony and awareness within self and in the world around us. 
   
Click here for more info
Lunch provided
75

 Saturday 9 October, 10.00 - 16.30Introduction to Dreamwork  led my Mary Leahy FCJ
Come and be relaxed and refreshed as you discover your unique soul through your dreams.   Repeated by popular request!   
See also follow on event 20th November - Dreams and the Spiritual Journey
  Click here for more info 

Please bring picnic lunch.   
Tea / coffee provided. 
Suggested donation €20
 Sunday 24 October 14.30 - 17.00Contemplative Space Retreat
Meditative walking (of labyrinth) and other practices included.
  
Click here for more info

Suggested donation €8
 Tuesday 9 November  19.30 - 21.00Christian Classics Bookclub -   Christianity Rediscovered by Vincent Donovan

Bring a bag supper from 18.30, discussion from 19.30 

 Saturday 13 November  10.00 - 16.00
Couples Retreat 
Romance and Friendship within the Couple
Aware of self, of my partner, of God, of the prevailing sense of mystery and wonder surrounding the attraction of the other, do I continue to have a sense of this? How do I live friendship with my partner? Communication? Quality time together and apart? Forgiveness?
For further further details click here or contact viviananddanielj@gmail.com 
 

With romantic lunch
Suggested donation €30 per couple


 Saturday 20 November 10.00 - 16.00Dreams and the Spiritual Journey  Led by Mary Leahy FCJ
Truly Yahweh is in this place and I never knew it (Gen. 28:10-22)
Jacob is fleeing from his brother Esau. He is at a turning point in his life and unsure of his future. He lies down and has a dream. Each dream is a 'house of God', a place where God dwells.
    Click here for  more info

Please bring a notebook, some dreams and a picnic lunch.
Suggested donation 
€20 
Dimanche 21 novembre 15.00 - 17.30    Art et Spiritualité: Laissez Surgir la Source de Vie
Au travers de l'art et du corps (par la peinture et par de simples mouvements de yoga) nous nous préparons à la contemplation de l'Ecriture Sainte.
    Plus d'info

 Frais de participation €8
Saturday 27 November 09.30 - 16.30    
Women's Retreat (reserved by request)
Bethlehem-Coming Together
Please bring picnic lunch
Soup, tea and coffee provided

Sunday 28 November 14.30 - 17.00Contemplative Space Retreat
Contemplative practices evoking deeper listening to the inner self and to the Other
     Click here for more info

Suggested donation €8
Sunday 5 December 12.30 - 16.00
      (shared lunch at 12.30)
Teens Retreat (13-15 years)
Creating quiet space in Life 
COME! DISCOVER! ENJOY! MEET JESUS! 
Clay, contemplation, movement      
    Click here for more info

Please bring picnic lunch and something small for shared dessert. Soup provided.
Suggested donation 
€5 

Tuesday 7 December 19.30 - 21.00        Christian Classics Bookclub - His Life is Mine - by Archimandrite Sophrony and Rosemary Edmonds

Bring a bag supper from 18.30, discussion from 19.30
Saturday 11 December 10.00 - 16.00Enneagram Part 2  - For those who have already completed the Introduction to the Enneagram or who already have some grounding in the Enneagram
    Click here for more info
Please bring picnic lunch. 
Tea / coffee provided
Suggested donation 
€25

Sunday 19 December 14.30 - 17.00     Advent Mini Retreat : Room at the Inn 
    Click here for more info

 Suggested donation €8