Retreats/ Events in Esker, November /December 2017.

Come apart and rest awhile’  (Mark 6:31)– a time apart, a time away from the rush of life, to get the bigger picture, to be in touch with our humanity, our hungers, questions, and our deeper selves.

In the quiet walks of the Eskers

December 1-3: Advent Retreat. A quiet weekend apart, as we begin our journey towards the mystery that is Christmas. Facilitator: Peter Burns C.Ss.R.  Open to all.

December 4th – 8th : In Esker Church – The Esker Healing Mission: a healing  Eucharistic Mission in preparation for Christmas. Sessions daily: 10am, 5pm, 7pm, 9pm. (This takes place in the public Church in Esker.) See Carousel.

December 15-17:  Healing in the spirit: Weekend of healing and wholeness in body, mind and spirit, based on the word of God and the Sacraments. Facilitator: Jim McManus C.Ss.R.  Contact Secretary Esker 091 844007 or info@redemptoristsesker.ie.

Please let your friends know about these. Esker is a quiet place away from the noise and the busyness of life, a place apart, a ‘soul-space’ for everyone, of whatever age. ‘Welcome’ is our middle name here in Esker.

For more information or to book a Retreat contact

Secretary Esker 091 844007 or 091 844549

or email info@redemptoristsesker.ie.

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USE ESKER AS A BASE FOR ONE OF YOUR GROUPS

Pilgrimages, Summer Camps, Youth Events -the Village as a Base:  Our facilities are available for rental, provided certain conditions are met.  The facilities are also available for  Youth Group Events. Our Youth Village facilities and/or Retreat House can make an excellent base for groups, from Ireland and Overseas,  who wish to go on Pilgrimage from here to various sacred places and shrines in the West,- eg. Knock, CroaghPatrick, Ballintubber Abbey, Clonmacnoise, Clonfert,-   or to visit Connemara or the Burren and the Cliffs of Moher.

The Youth Village has two dormitories with bunk beds; each dormitory can sleep about 35. There are also separate sleeping facilities in each, for adult leaders. The ‘Rambling House’ is a place where groups can prepare their own food, if they wish. The Retreat House has plenty of accommodation also, subject to availability.

Among the facilities we have available on site are an 18 hole Pitch & Putt course and a variety of wooded walks.

In our retreats, we take time to celebrate the humanity of each young person, affirming their dignity and worth, hearing their questions and struggles, and seeking to show them who they truly are, through the face and eyes of Jesus Christ, as made in the image and likeness of their Creator. We work so that they will experience themselves and others with truth and real joy, by the time they leave us for home. We place before them food for the journey of Life. When possible, we end each retreat with a celebration of Eucharist with the students.

We offer One-Day Retreats/Reflection Days, and also Residential Retreats. Parishes offer a day in Esker as a special gift to their Confirmation Children, with an early start and arriving for 9.30am or so, departing around 2.30 or 3pm, when possible.

The beauty of the spacious grounds is another part of the experience for all who come to Esker, as is the beauty and simplicity of the Youth Village itself – an old converted farmyard.

In Esker, once a Dominican Foundation, now a Redemptorist Community, “Welcome” is our middle name! Everyone who comes is a V.I.P.

Contact 091 844007

 

 

 

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