Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy

Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy


Events In Galilee Spirituality Centre

Dear Friends,

We hope you are very well as autumn draws in again. We are writing to you to let you know about some events we have here at Galilee in the coming months.  We would also like to remind you that you are most welcome to come and spend a while here in quiet; to bring a group here to the garden or centre, or to avail of facilitation or spiritual direction with the team.

Booking is essential for all programmes: 071-966-4101.  For updates and information check our website or follow us on Twitter @GalileeSpirit or Facebook @GalileeBoyle

We look forward to seeing you very soon.


Anne, Olive, Margaret and Mae

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Our Regular Events Are Back

Mindfulness Meditation: Monday 7.00-7.45pm

Reflection on the Sunday readings: Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm.

Taizé Prayer: last Friday of the month, 9.00-10.00pm.

Personal and group retreats, days of reflection and spiritual direction by arrangement.


Climate Change Symposium: Climate Change Conversations Continued

October 12th, Bush Hotel Carrick-on-Shannon. 9.30am-3.45pm. €10 including a hot lunch. Booking essential.


  • Kate Ruddock, Friends of the Earth: Facing the Climate Crisis
  • Michael Ewing, The Environmental Pillar: What does it mean to Think Global and Act Local?
  • Ben Malone Biodiversity Data Centre Ireland: Responding to the Biodiversity Crisis in Ireland
  • Damian Jackson, Irish Council of Churches: Climate Justice Affirmations for Irish Churches
  • Development Goals discussion introduced and facilitated by Dr Connie Nell.
  • MC Mr Gerry Glennon.

The day will open with a recorded presentation from Hildegarde Naughton TD, Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment

Seeking The Face Of God

Our relationship with God is a journey of discovery. You are invited to four very special Tuesday evenings in November to explore how we can discover God in personal faith, scripture, creation and community. All welcome – especially those who are seeking the face of God in their own lives. 7.30-9.00pm closing with tea. €5.

Bishop Kevin Doran: The God of My Life                 November 5th

Rev. Molly Deatherage: God of the Word                 November 12th

Sr. Patricia Lynott: The God of all the Earth            November 19th

Dr. Justin Harkin: The God of Us                               November 26th

Pastoral Reflection Mornings For People In Christian Ministry With Dr. Anne Francis

10.30am coffee – closing with lunch at 1.00pm. €40 (waged). Booking essential.

Tuesday 22nd October

Tuesday 26th November

Thursday 6th February

Thursday 26th March

Wednesday 13th May

We are delighted to announce a day on Flourishing in Christian Ministry with Bishop Ken and Mrs Helen Clarke: February 20th. Details to follow. Save the date!

Winter In The Quiet Garden

November 17th 2.00 – 4.00pm With the Galilee Team.  Donation.

Seasons of the Heart: exploring winter in our lives – a spiritual reflection in Galilee’s Quiet Garden.

Wrap up!

Advent Retreat

The Wonder of Creation, The Miracle of Life. With Sr. Nellie McLaughlin

An invitation to walk with God in self-discovery within the mystery of the unfolding universe.  Drawing on the wisdom of the earth, scripture, mystics and poets we will make a journey of exploration in the light of both privilege and responsibility in our common home.

Sr. Nellie McLaughlin, BA, M. Div. is a native of Inishowen, Donegal and a member of the Sisters of Mercy.  Her background is in education and she works in the areas of Creation Spirituality, Cosmology, Ecology and Sustainable Living.  She is Founding Member and Director of Green Sod Land Trust, Ireland (2007), author of ‘Out of Wonder, the evolving Story of the Universe (Veritas 2004) and Life’s Delicate Balance(Veritas 2015) – a response to Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si'”.

December 7th  10.30am-3.30pm All welcome. Cost €30 including refreshments and a light lunch.

A Day For Carers

December 10th, 10.30 – closing with lunch. €10.

An invitation to those who care for a relative at home to come and take time out for refreshment and personal care with a spiritual element.



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