United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough



Retreat in the City 2017 at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

After a break last year, the very popular Retreat in the City is returning to Christ Church Cathedral in February. ‘Going up the Holy Mountain: A Journey of Love’ takes place in the Lady Chapel of the cathedral from February 3 to 5.

Retreat in the City 2017
Retreat in the City 2017

The retreat leader will be the Ven Gary Hastings and the sessions will be based on his book Going up the Holy Mountain, a reflection on the Croagh Patrick pilgrimage. The retreat will include a series of stations related to our relationship to ourselves and to God and to the brokenness that is part of our human existence, as well as reflections on loving God, neighbour and self.

Gary Hastings is the Rector of Galway. From Belfast originally, he is a well known traditional musician. His book, which talks about spirituality, faith, meditation and pilgrim– age, is to do with finding the meaning of ‘reality’ and how to live in it.

Retreat in the City is open to all. It is non–residential (there many hotel options in the city centre for those coming from outside of Dublin) with a registration fee of €100. The retreat begins on Friday evening at 6.00 pm. On Saturday, sessions run from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm. The retreat continues on Sunday with space for personal prayer in the cathedral prior to the Eucharist at 11.00 am. It concludes with lunch together as a group following the service. The retreat fee includes dinner on Friday night, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and tea/coffee breaks.

To register contact the cathedral office on 01–677 8099 or welcome@christchurch.ie.