Sr Sharon Zayac OP - Emerging Consciousness: Implications for Faith and Life

Sr Sharon Zayac OP – Emerging Consciousness: Implications for Faith and Life

Monday, 31 May 2021 – Saturday, 5 Jun 2021

4:00pm – 11:30am

5 Day ‘hybrid’ retreat presented by Sr Sharon Zayac OP

We are in the midst of a cosmic shift in understanding who we are as persons, as people of faith, as a human species.  What is this newly emerging consciousness?  Using the Cosmic Story, we will explore and reflect its deeper meaning and find inspiration and hope.

About Sr Sharon Zayac OP

Sharon Zayac is a Dominican sister of Springfield, Illinois and co-founder of Jubilee Farm, her congregation’s Centre for Ecology and Spirituality. She is author o “Earth Spirituality:  In the Catholic and Dominican Traditions” as well as of numerous articles.  She has lecture on many ecological issues within and outside the United States including Laudato Si, Pope Francis’s widely acclaimed encyclical on Care of Our Common Home.  Her latest work focuses on evolutionary consciousness as a sign of hope.

Dates:  31st May to 5th June 2021

Cost:  €200 – Online Via  Zoom or

€500 – Residential & full board

Please note that booking for this retreat both online and residential will close at 5pm on Thursday 27th May 2021.  Information and links for the online retreat will be sent out on Friday 28th May 2021.

This is a ‘hybrid’ retreat which means that you can engage with the content either online via zoom or as a residential guest.

If you sign up for the online retreat, recording of the material (excluding morning prayer) will be available for 2 weeks after the end of the retreat.

The residential retreat includes accommodation and all food.  The sessions by Sr Sharon Zayac will be taken from your bedroom in An Tairseach while logged into your own laptop or tablet which must be provided by you.  There is an ethernet cable for internet in each bedroom if you have the facility or adaptor for this on your device. Alternatively you can use the wi fi at An Tairseach.

The sessions given by Sr  Sharon Zayac will also run on a larger screen in the Conference Room in case of any difficulty.  However, please be aware that if you choose to engage via this method there will be no facility to ask questions or comment as would be the case from your own individual device.


Monday 31st May 2021:

4.00pm to 6.00pm – Arrivals and registration for residential guests

6.00pm – Light supper for residential guests

7.30pm – Welcome and Opening Session via zoom for all participants

Tuesday 1st June to Friday 4th June 2021:

9.00am – Breakfast for residential guests

10.00am – Morning Prayer in Cosmic Garden for residential guests

10.30am – Morning Prayer via zoom for non residential participants

11am – Tea, coffee and snack for residential guests

12.30 pm – Lunch for residential guests

3pm – Session with Sr Sharon Zayac OP via zoom – for all participants

6.00pm – Supper for residential guests

7.30pm – Sharing and Questions with Sr Sharon Zayac OP for all participants

Saturday 5th June 2021:

9.00am – Breakfast for residential guests

9.45am – Final session and closing ritual via zoom for all participants

11.00am – Tea, coffee and departure for all residential guests

Event Location

An Tairseach
Kilmantin Hill
Wicklow, County Wicklow, A67 YX26

Event Fees

Attendance via zoom
€ 200.00
Deposit for residential retreat only
€ 100.00
Residential Full Payment
€ 500.00