Programme

Our full programme with dates & timings may be seen in the Calendar. Below are some highlights of our upcoming events. To register on any of our events, click here. For further information on any of the events below, please contact us.

All events take place at the FCJ Centre unless otherwise indicated. Tea and tea and coffee are provided 30 minutes before starting time for all-day events.

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Personal spiritual direction/accompaniment

Available on request. Contact us directly to discuss: contact us

Upcoming events in the calendar

Jan - June 2020

Opening our hearts to God's Word in Scripture - Group meets for contemplation and meditation every week, Wednesday mornings and every second Tuesday in the evenings. "Lectio Divina can be an effective form for group prayer". - See more information on Lectio Divina at: https://tinyurl.com/yatknd3d . Donations welcome. See calendar for more info on dates and timings. Register here.

January 2020

The Power of the Prayer of Gratitude (2), Saturday 18 January 2020 - 10:30-15:30. Although this is a follow-up to the first session in 2019, it is also a stand-alone. All welcome. See calendar for more info. Register here.

Dare to Open the Door of your Heart, Session 1/6, Sunday 26 January 2020 - 14:30-17:30. Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat). Introductory session on 26 Jan followed by 5 subsequent sessions 23 Feb, 22 Mar, 26 Apr, 17 May and 14 June 2020. All welcome. See calendar for more info. Register here.

February 2020

Couples Retreat - Sunday 9 Feb 2020 - Theme: Listening: to myself, to my partner, to God.....anchored in hope in the ocean of God's love. Places limited to 10 couples. See calendar for more info. Register here.

'A New Cosmology - Light for the Journey ', Saturday 15 Feb 2020, 10:00-15:30 - expanding our vision of God, the universe and the whole of creation". See details in Calendar. Register here.

Dare to Open the Door of your Heart, Session 2/6, Sunday 23 Feb 2020 - 14:30-17:30. Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat). Subsequent sessions 22 Mar, 26 Apr, 17 May and 14 June 2020. All welcome. See calendar for more info. Register here.

March 2020

Dare to Open the Door of your Heart, Session 3/6, Sunday 22 March 2020 - 14:30-17:30. Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat). Subsequent sessions 26 Apr, 17 May and 14 June 2020. All welcome. See calendar for more info. Register here.

April 2020

Dare to Open the Door of your Heart, Session 4/6, Sunday 26 April 2020 - 14:30-17:30. Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat). Subsequent sessions 17 May and 14 June 2020. All welcome. See calendar for more info. Register here.

May 2020

Dare to Open the Door of your Heart, Session 5/6, Sunday 17 May 2020 - 14:30-17:30. Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat). Subsequent session, 14 June 2020. All welcome. See calendar for more info. Register here.

June 2020

Dare to Open the Door of your Heart, Session 6/6, Sunday 14 June 2020 - 14:30-17:30. Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat). All welcome. See calendar for more info. Register here.

Sept - Dec 2019 events

Summer Blessings - Experiencing the warmth of God's Love, Saturday 7 Sept 2019, 10:00-12:30

September 2019

The Power of the Prayer of Gratitude, Saturday 28 Sept 2019 - see calendar for more info

October 2019

Quiet Taizé prayer, Sunday 20 Oct 2019 14:30-15:30- Quiet prayer accompanied by gentle music developed by the Monks of Taizé in France. Taizé is a place where people gather to pray using the quiet music that we will be using. 15:30-17:30 Personal quiet 'Time out'. Free to come and go 'ad lib' from 15:30-17:30. See calendar for more info. Email, phone or register here in advance.

October 2019

"Quiet Time out with God", Saturday 26 Oct 2019 - possibility of individual accompaniment should you so wish to help you with your prayer. See calendar for more info on timing.

November 2019

'Ignatian Contemplation', Praying with Scripture, "Come apart and rest awhile" Mk 6:31 - Sunday 10 Nov 2019 - 14:30-16:30 with three followup afternoons if the group desires. See calendar for more info. Register here.

Celtic prayer - Sunday 17 Nov 2019, 14:30-16:30. - "...The heart of Celtic spirituality (is) simply living the life, following the Way, travelling the journey in the everyday ordinariness of life –the pain and the pleasure, the heartaches and the hopes, the disappointment and the dreams. This is of great importance because this is essentially what spirituality is..." Trevor Miller, Northrumbria Community. See calendar for more info. Register here.

November 2019

Advent Retreat - "The Word was made Flesh" (Jn.1:14) - Sunday 24 Nov 2019, 14:30-17:30. Suggested donation 10€. See calendar. Register here.

Women's Retreat - (open to to all) - 30 November 2019, 10:00-16:00. A retreat is a time of quiet when you can get away from the ordinary demands of life, making space for grace in order to gain a better perspective on the deeper meaning of your life.

This womans retreat is designed to help form a bond between retreatants and lend to creating themes for prayer.

A retreat is a gift you give yourself and allow God to bless the gift. It is time for you to be good to yourself and start unwrapping the gift. Come join us. Email fcj@fcjcentre.be if you would like to join or register here

Card-Making Session with Gloria FCJ - Friday 29 November 2019, 14.30-16:00. A very relaxing way and enjoyable way to spend an afternoon. If interested, contact Gloria directly at gloriafcj@gmail.com. Gloria is also a massage therapist. Click here to learn more about Gloria's holistic massage therapy activities at the FCJ Centre. If you are interested in these services contact Gloria directly by email.

December 2019

'Ignatian Contemplation', Praying with Scripture (2), Sunday 1 Dec 2019 - 14:30-16:30. Follow-up to the November session but its also possible to attend as a stand-alone. All welcome. See calendar for more info. Register here.

NEW in 2019 and to be continued in 2020

Gloria Calabrese joined the FCJ Centre of Spirituality in 2019. Her contribution to the FCJ Centre enhances our programme (see Gloria's profile in FCJ Centre Team).

Massage Therapy

As a qualified massage therapist, Gloria Calabrese FCJ is very happy to hear from you at gloriafcj@gmail.com should you wish to avail of a massage session (click here for details). Massage therapy isn’t just about giving yourself a treat – it’s about an opportunity to create time and space to attend to your well-being, to alleviate the stresses and strains of our busy lives and to allow mind and body to relax, repair and rejuvenate.

Card Making

Gloria Calabrese FCJ is also be very happy to hear from people interested in crafting, card making, etc. If you are interested or know of others who may be interested, contact Gloria at gloriafcj@gmail.com (please see flyer for details). Donations welcome.