Weekend Retreat for Mothers of Young Children

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Weekend Retreat for Mother's of Young Children | Friday-Sunday, January 28-30

Step away from the stress of life and take time to look at your life with God. In the midst of the demands of normal life and daily commitments, a retreat is a wonderful opportunity to recover your balance and face the future with trust in God’s great love for you. We have been through much during the pandemic and probably learned a lot. A retreat is a good time to reset and find the key to a freer and more fulfilled life, close to Jesus.

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Retreat Outline

You can learn new tools to take care of your heart, spirit, life and relationships. It is an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of your life, to enrich your marriage and family life in the light of your Catholic faith.

The closer a mum is to Christ the closer the whole family will be to Christ. The atmosphere of silence, personal prayer, and recollection which is maintained throughout helps you to know God better, to discover His great love for you and to find deep joy and security in the conviction of His love.

- The retreat starts at 8pm on Friday with a buffet meal and finishes on Sunday at 6.15pm after a coffee/tea break.

- Each day there will be Mass, Benediction and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, three half hour sessions of guided prayer given by a priest of Opus Dei and a talk by a lay person.

- You will also have the opportunity to go to confession and avail of spiritual direction.

- You can choose to attend all or only some of the activities on offer.

Retreat Themes

The talks and guided prayer will cover the following topics: 

- Introduction: how to make the best use of this weekend, how to be in God´s presence.

- Marriage as a vocation, a path to holiness and happiness.

- Educating children in faith and virtue.

- How to find God in everyday realities, how to find him in chaos.

- Renewal of our life of prayer.

- Pillars of our faith: prayer, confession and Holy Communion.

- Being a Catholic in a secular world.

Bringing your baby 

  • Babies up to 12 months are welcome.
  • If you can email us to let you know if you need a cot. Email: anne@lismullin.ie

Helpful points

  • You will have your own room with en-suite bathroom. Sheets and towels provided.
  • You will enjoy tasty meals prepared by the experienced chefs who also teach in the Culinary School attached to Lismullin
  • You can go for walks in the beautiful grounds
  • You can make a cup of tea/coffee any time you wish
  • A full library of spiritual books available to you while you are doing the retreat
  • There are spiritual and parenting books for sale
  • The meal at the beginning and end of the Retreat is a great opportunity to get to know and chat with the other mums
  • You can pay by online or on arrival. If you prefer to pay on arrival, please send us an email at anne@lismullin.ie
  • Our policy is that no one should be discouraged from attending because of diffculty in paying. If you are unable to pay the full cost, it is suffcient to pay whatever you are able.
  • We are very grateful to those who on appreciating what they receive, contribute over and above the cost of the retreat so as to help us continue with this tradition.
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January 28, 2022
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