On the Celtic Way – Weekend Retreat

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On the Celtic Way – Weekend Retreat

Friday 2 August 2024 @ 7:00 pm - Sunday 4 August 2024 @ 3:00 pm

Everything is essentially an utterance of the divine, a sacred sounding, each creature and life form a unique and unrepeatable expression of the One.  From ‘Sacred Earth Sacred’ Soul by John Philip Newell

Christian Celtic Spirituality invites an awareness to a unique belonging with one’s soul and with the soul of all of creation. This retreat will explore several of the main themes which can be found in the essence of Christian Celtic Spirituality, offering an ancient way to navigate life today. These include Blessing, Soul friendship, Thresholds, Dreaming and Life as Pilgrimage.

The Ignatian Way finds a home in Celtic Spirituality too, particularly through the lens of Creation, the sacred in all things and life as a Pilgrimage. The two pathways will gently intertwine over the weekend.

Using imagery, music, story and creative expression, participants will be given time to reflect and consider these themes. Woven into the weekend will be Celtic music, song, and poetry.

There will be time to walk on the beach, relax, sit quietly, listen, and reflect on your journey with God and share with others.
Take some time with your own inner landscape to be enlivened by the beauty of creation through the Celtic Way with others!

Held at the beautiful Jesuit Villa House in Gerroa, with its outstanding position and vistas.

When: Friday 2 August 7pm – Sunday 4 August 3pm, 2024
Where: Jesuit Villa House, 58 Burke Parade Gerroa NSW
$795 per person in a single room
$495 per person for a shared twin room, if available
Prices include accommodation, meals (except dining out on Saturday night at your own cost) retreat input and facilitation, prayer and reflection materials, and take-home resources.

Send your expression of interest by Friday 21st June. Contact Sandra on 1300 EXAMEN (1300-392-636) or info@jisa.org.au

Retreat Directors: 
Mark and Mary Diggins

Mark and Mary are married with three adult children. They are registered Spiritual Directors, Givers of The Spiritual Exercises and Retreat Givers with Jesuit and Ignatian Spirituality Australia. They have worked in the School and Parish context for over 35 years in Ignatian Leadership, Spirituality and Ministry. Their life and work is informed by the experience of Pilgrimage after walking the Camino de Santiago, the Camino Pilgrimage to Sevenhill SA, and the Camino Ignaciano in Spain.

Photo: ‘Stella Maris’ Jesuit Villa House at Gerroa (M&M Diggins)


Friday 2 August 2024 @ 7:00 pm
Sunday 4 August 2024 @ 3:00 pm
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Mark & Mary Diggins


Jesuit Villa House
58 Burke Parade
Gerroa, NSW 2534 Australia
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