It is with great pleasure that we invite Pádraig Ó Tuama to lead an other (in) retreat which will begin with a social on the Friday evening (7.30-10pm) in the Host Cafe area, and then begin on the Saturday (10.30am – 4pm) and end in the afternoon of the Sunday (3-5pm) and then contribute to the Moot Sunday Evening Service.
The gospels are replete with argument, misunderstanding, surprise, encounter, prejudice, categorisation, politics, aggression and generosity. This retreat will delve into many of the narratives from across the four gospel texts with the purpose of creating lines of connection between our own everyday experiences and the experiences detailed by the evangelists. We will join together in a warm atmosphere of reading, talking, storytelling, silence and reflection.
Pádraig Ó Tuama is from Ireland and works as a poet, theologian and conflict mediator, based in Belfast. He has a love of storytelling, both in terms of the written word and the spoken word. His books of poetry are published by Canterbury Press, and Hodder Faith are soon to publish a reflection on living life with the gospels. The retreat is free for participants of the Moot Community, and discounted for Companions and Friends of Moot, and on sale places for anyone else.
Refreshments will be available at suggested donation level, and please bring your own lunches. Any income raised from this event will go into the fund raising effort to fund the Moot Community projects.