‘Divine Intimacy, Ordinary Holiness‘ is the fascinating title of the next Five-Day Community for Spiritual Formation, to be held at Drumalis Retreat Centre, Larne, in the north of Ireland in June 2020 (14th-19th).
Following a Benedictine-style rhythm, the Five-Day Community incorporates first-class teaching, silence, regular worship, reflection and small group sharing in a programme which many have found to be life-giving and transformative.
We are delighted that the speakers for this community will be:
Gemma Simmonds: a sister of the Congregation of Jesus and director of the Religious Life Institute in the UK, Gemma is well known as a writer, broadcaster and leader of retreats. Gemma’s theme for her five presentations will be ‘Discovering what we already have’. Read more about Gemma here.
Brian Thorne: Emeritus Professor of Counselling at the University of East Anglia and a Lay Canon of Norwich Cathedral, Brian is also a widely-published author, particularly in the area of the person-centred approach to counselling and life. Brian will speak each day on ‘The risks of intimacy, human and divine.’ A list of Brian’s publications can be found here.
Drumalis Retreat Centre is a beautiful, comfortable and peaceful location, close to the sea.
More information about the ethos of the Community for Spiritual Formation, along with a draft programme for the event can be found by downloading the flier: Community e-flier Drumalis 2020
Information about possible bursary funding is available here.