Programme Calendar

Our full programme with dates & timings may be seen in the Calendar below To register on any of our events, click here. For further information on any of the events below, please contact us. The Coronavirus has transformed the way we do things as it has for all of you. We are pleased to be able to connect with you all via Skype and Zoom video conferencing technology. We are currently designing new and revised programmes and details will appear here in time on how to join us. The FCJ Sisters, with the help of God, will be present with you as we together face the huge challenges caused by Covid-19. #WeAreInThisTogether.

Click here to learn about Zoom and how we are using it.

FCJ uses Central European Time (CET)

VIRTUAL Personal spiritual direction/accompaniment

Available on request. Contact us directly to discuss: contact us. Because of the impact of the Coronavirus we have moved from meeting each other in person to carrying out our one to one coaching sessions using Skype technology

VIRTUAL Group sessions - Zoom

Contact us directly to discuss if you need more info: contact us

With the onset of the Coronavirus we are now meeting groups of people online. We are up and running using Zoom technology for groups.

Upcoming events in the calendar

FCJ Centre welcomes donations

FCJ Bank Account details are: Paribas Fortis 210-0245980-40 IBAN BE02 2100 2459 8040 BIC GEBABEBB

Online - Wednesday morning 'Lectio Divina' group - 10:30-12:00 CET

Sessions are now carried out using ZOOM technology

Praying with Scripture 'Lectio Divina' - Opening our heart to God's Word in Scripture. Group meets online every week, Wednesday mornings 10:30-12:00. "Come as you are" and feel free to bring a friend. Click here for more information on the Wednesday 'Lectio Divina' group. Link to Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/5999687064 Meeting ID 5999687064 . Read about our ZOOM methodology. Donations welcome. Register here. to receive Password and access to meeting.

Online - Wednesday evening 'Lectio Divina' group - 19:30-21:00 CET

Praying with Scripture 'Lectio Divina' - Breaking Open God's Word in Scripture. Group meets online every week, Wednesday evenings 19:30-21:00. "Come and See". Bring a friend. Click here for more information on the Wednesday evening 'Lectio Divina' group. Link to Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/5999687064 Meeting ID 5999687064 . Read about our ZOOM methodology. Donations welcome. Register here. to receive Password and access to meeting.

June 2020

POSTPONED: Family & Friends Afternoon at the FCJ Centre of Spirituality, Sunday 7 June 2020 - 14:00-18:00 CET.

Come celebrate with us the Bicentenary of our FCJ Congregation, Faithful Companions of Jesus.

All welcome! Short liturgy of thanksgiving followed by refreshments for all in the garden (weather permitting). Further information to follow later. Register here.

Online - The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat). 'Dare to Open the Door of your Heart', Session 6/6, Sunday 14 June 2020 - 14:30-17:30. CET Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat). Individual accompaniment between sessions. 20€ per session. Link to Zoom meeting and meeting ID provided by email to registrants. NO MORE PLACES AVAILABLE. FULL

POSTPONED- Weekend Ignatian Retreat, Fri 26 June - Sun 28 June 2020 - Jesuit Retreat Center, Namur, Belgium - you are invited to register for this weekend individually-guided retreat (with optional group sessions). Places are limited so early booking is recommended. Venue: La Pairelle, Jesuit Retreat Centre, 25 rue Marcel Lecomte, 5100 Wépion, Namur. Fee: 130 euros per person. Register here.

Sept 2019 - April 2020 - past events

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

September 2019

The Power of the Prayer of Gratitude, Saturday 28 Sept 2019 10:30-15:30. Please bring picnic lunch. Suggested donation 15€

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. Donations welcome. 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. Donations welcome.

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. Suggestion donation 20€ per session. 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. Suggested donation 10€. 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€. 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. Ignatian prayer with Scripture is a precious gift to the Church and to the world. It has the power to change your life and mine….’Come and see’. Suggested donation 10€. Register here.

January 2020 - March 2020

Sessions carried out face to face until mid March 2020 - see above online sessions as of 25 March due to disruption caused by the Coronavirus

Praying with Scripture 'Lectio Divina' - Opening our heart to God's Word in Scripture. Group meets online for contemplation and meditation every week, Wednesday mornings 10:30-12:00. Click here for more information on the Wednesday 'Lectio Divina' group & methodology. Donations welcome. Register here.

Jan - Feb 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. 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. An invitation to reflection and prayer on the theme of gratitude. The programme will include input and will facilitate sharing with others. Suggested donation 15€. Please bring packed lunch. Tea and coffee providedAll welcome. Register here.

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat) 'Dare to Open the Door of your Heart', Session 1/6, Sunday 26 January 2020 - 14:30-17:30. Introductory session on 26 Jan followed by 5 subsequent sessions 23 Feb, 22 Mar, 26 Apr, 17 May and 14 June 2020. Individual accompaniment between sessions. 20€ per session. All welcome. FULL

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 (early booking advised). Suggested Donation 35€ per couple.

Paribas Fortis 210-0245980-40 , IBAN BE02 2100 2459 8040 , BIC GEBABEBB - First come, first served! …….”Really listening or waiting to speak”……. Please bring packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided. 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". Suggested donation 20€. Register here.

February 2020

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat) '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. Individual accompaniment between sessions. 20€ per session. NO MORE PLACES AVAILABLE. FULL

Card-Making Session with Gloria FCJ - Friday 28 February 2020, 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.

March 2020

CANCELLED EVENT - LENT: The Passion according to St. John, Saturday 14 March 2020 - 10:30-13:30. "St. Ignatius advises us to pray for the grace of compassion—the ability to suffer with Christ—as we encounter the Crucifixion", Ignatianspirituality.com. Register here.

Online The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat). 'Dare to Open the Door of your Heart', Session 3/6, Sunday 22 March 2020 - 14:30-17:30. Subsequent sessions 26 Apr, 17 May and 14 June 2020. Individual accompaniment between sessions. Link to Zoom meeting and meeting ID provided by email to registrants. 20€ per session. All welcome. NO MORE PLACES AVAILABLE. FULL

POSTPONED EVENT - Time Out - quiet Taizé prayer, Sunday 29 March 2020, 15:00-16:00 Quiet prayer accompanied by gentle music developed by the monks of Taizé in France and including some short Scripture texts. 16:30-17:30 Free to come and go...Personal quiet 'Time Out' for those who so desire using chapel, garden, including options of walking the Labyrinth (small handout to help if desired) and also praying with colour). Suggested donation: 10 euros. Register here.

April 2020

Online - Being There for Jesus in His Last Days and Final Hours , Friday 3 April 2020 - 19:30-21:00. We will use Scripture texts to help us in our contemplation / prayer. We may also have some relevant poetry and reflections to offer. There will also be time for sharing experience. Donations welcome. Link to Zoom meeting: https://zoom.us/j/5999687064 Meeting ID 5999687064 . Read about our ZOOM methodology. Donations welcome. Register here. to receive access to meeting.

April 2020

Online - The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat). 'Dare to Open the Door of your Heart', Session 4/6, Sunday 26 April 2020 - 14:30-17:30. Subsequent sessions 17 May and 14 June 2020. Individual accompaniment between sessions. 20€ per session. Link to Zoom meeting and meeting ID provided by email to registrants. NO MORE PLACES AVAILABLE. FULL

Online - Praying with Scripture 'Lectio Divina' - Breaking Open God's Word in Scripture, Wednesday 29 April 2020, 19:30-21:00. Come and See. All welcome. Bring a friend. Donations welcome. Register here. or email us at fcj@fcjcentre.be to receive access to the online Zoom meeting.

May 2020

POSTPONED - The 'COSMIC CHRIST ', Sunday 10 May 2020, 14:00-18:00 - The whole universe is shot through with the Divine ..."There is only Christ, He is everything and he is in everything" (Col.3.11). 'God's Christ Project' encompasses the entire evolving universe, and its aim is to bring creation (along with all of us) back to God, fully conscious of our divine origin and destiny' (Louis M. Savary) Tea and coffee provided. You may wish to bring a snack. Suggested donation 15€. Register here.

May 2020

Online - The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola (Group Retreat)

'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. Individual accompaniment between sessions. 20€ per session. Link to Zoom meeting, meeting ID and password will be provided by email to registrants. NO MORE PLACES AVAILABLE. FULL

Online Laudato Si'Week Prayer Service - Sunday 24 May 2020 12:00-13:00 CET. People across the world are invited to join in prayer on this day at this time, praying for the world by leading their own prayer service for ‘care of our common home’. Therefore we are very happy to invite you all to join with us in a special time of prayer. Please register here if you plan to join us and we will supply meeting number and password. Given the urgency of the present global situation, please spread the word. Click here to find material for reflection and prayer for each day of Laudato Si week.

NEW in 2019 and 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.