Niamh Brennan & Colette Kane - In Communion with the Sacred Universe

Niamh Brennan & Colette Kane – In Communion with the Sacred Universe

Monday, 14 Jun 2021 – Saturday, 19 Jun 2021

4:00pm – 11:30am

5 Day residential retreat presented by Niamh Brennan and Sr Colette Kane OP

“The entire material universe speaks of God’s love, his boundless affection for us. Soil, water, mountains; everything is, as it were a caress of God.” Laudato Si 84 

During the retreat we will ponder on the quest to realign the angst, ambiguities, joys and wonder of life, with the consciousness energy of a universe that is continuously emerging and birthing itself anew – in, with, and through us.  

“Ask the beasts and they will teach you; 

the birds of the air, and they will tell you; 

ask the plants of the earth and they will teach you; 

and the fish of the sea will declare to you.” Book of Job (12, 7-8) 

Niamh Brennan (MA International Development, MA Culture and Spirituality) is a writer and workshop facilitator in Cosmology and Spirituality. She is the author of ‘The human in the Universe’ (Wyndham Hall Press, 2014) and co-author of ‘The Universe Story in Science and Myth for Green Spirit.’ (Greenspirit 2013). She has just completed her Phd in Trinity College Dublin. Niamh presented a mini-course on Cosmology during the Autumn Sabbatical Programme in An Tairseach and was very well received. 

Sr Colette Kane OP has been the Director of An Tairseach, Organic Farm and Ecology Centre in Wicklow since 2014. She has a Masters in Ecology and Religion completed in All Hallows’ College in 2012. Colette is also very much part of the teaching staff delivering lectures on the ten weeks bi annual course entitled Exploring Spirituality in the context of: an expanding universe, an endangered Earth, and the Christian Tradition. 

Dates:  14th June to 19th June 2021

Cost: €100 – deposit

€500 (inclusive of deposit. Balance is payable a week before the start of the event) – Residential & full board- all food will be prepared by our qualified chef using fresh, organic produce from An Tairseach’s farm and garden.


Monday 14th June 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  for all participants

Tuesday 15th June to Friday 18th June 2021:

8.30am to 9.30am – Breakfast for residential guests

9.30am – Ritual in the Cosmic Garden for residential guests

10.00am – Session 1 for all participants

10.45am – Tea, coffee and snack for residential guests

12.30 pm – Lunch for residential guests

4.00pm – Tea for residential guests

6.00pm – Supper for residential guests

7.30pm – Harvesting gleanings of day; night prayer for all participants

Saturday 19th June 2021:

8.30am – Communal contemplative prayer for residential guests

9.00am – Breakfast

9.45am – Final session for all participants

10.30am – Closing prayer / ritual for all participants

11.00 am – Tea / Coffee and departure for residential guests

Event Location

An Tairseach
Kilmantin Hill
Wicklow, County Wicklow, A67 YX26

Event Fees

Residential Full Payment
€ 500.00
€ 100.00