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Quiet Days and Workshops 2017

 

2017

 

Saturday 25th November:  Together in Meditation:  Two separate hours of Meditation rooted in the Christian tradition.  Come to either or both.  10 and 11.30am.

 

 

Monday 27th November:  Listening to the wisdom of our bodies -  2pm and 7pm (60 - 75 mins):  Led by Paul Golightly and members of the Priory team.

The power of intention, meditation, spiritual practices, energy and body work are proven in much recent research to offer great benefits for our wholeness and well-being in the stress of daily life, in coping and dealing with traumatice experiences.  For the last three years St Antony's has offered well-being and resilience days to the recovery community and carers.  These weekly sessions will use the well-trialled methods of these days in an easy flowing hour.

 

 

 

Tuesday 5th December:  Lights of Love:  A time to remember in the festive season.  7 - 8pm. This will be a time to remember and honour those we love and miss with carols, readings and in quiet.

 

 

 

Wednesday 6th December:  Dancing our Prayers.  2.15 - 4pm.  Led by Judy Turner.

Dancing our Prayers is an opportunity to use simple dances prayerfully; dances that have inspired people of various cultures for centuries, as well as modern choreographies in a similar style. They help bring mind, body and spirit into harmony and so bring inner peace. The dances are taught and no previous experience or dance ability is necessary. Comfortable flat-heeled shoes advised. Led by Judy Turner (tel. 0191 3842147 for further details)

 

 

Saturday 9th December:  Together in Meditation:  Two separate hours of Meditation rooted in the Christian tradition.  Come to either or both.  10 and 11.30am.

 

 

Thursday 14th December: Ministry Support half-day.

 

 

2018

 

Saturday 6th January: Together in Meditation.  10 - 12.30  Two separate hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am.

 

 

Monday 8th January  7pm  (please note the change of day for afternoon session)

and Thursday 11th  2.30pm: Well-Being Sessions “Listening to the Wisdom of our Bodies”

Led by Paul Golightly and Priory Team (weekly thereafter except school holidays).

The Power of Intention, Meditation, Spiritual Practices, Energy and Bodywork are proven in much recent research, to offer great benefits for our wholeness and well-being in the stress of daily life, in coping and dealing with traumatic experiences. For the last three years St Antony’s have offered well-being and resilience days to the recovery community and carers. These weekly sessions will use the well trialled methods of these days in an easy flowing hour.

 

 

Wednesday 10th  January: Dancing our Prayers.  2.15 – 4pm Led by Judy Turner. Dance is the language that unites body, mind and spirit. (Fortnightly thereafter:  Jan 24th, Feb 7th and 21st, March 7th and 21st, April 11th and 25th, May 9th and 23rd, June 6th and 20th.)

 

 

Saturday 20th January: Together in Meditation.  10 - 12.30  Two separate hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am.

 

 

Saturday 10th February: Together in Meditation.  10 - 12.30 Two separate hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am.

 

 

Tuesday 13th February:  Praying with your Bus Pass  3 sessions  Exploring prayer and spirituality for the second half of life with Bishop Mark Bryant.  Beginning with prayer at 12.30 then lunch (optional). Full session 1.30 -3.30 pm. Use public transport and get  a reduction on the price of the day (then February 27th and March 13th same format). Suggested donation £12 with lunch, £6 without.

 

 

Saturday 24th February:  Together in Meditation.  10 - 12.30 Two separate hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am.

 

 

Saturday 9th March: Together in Meditation.  10 - 12.30 Two separate hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am.

 

 

March 16th  -18th The Enneagram   -  Introductory workshop with Veronica Whitty

Beginning 6.30pm on Friday ending 4.30pm on Sunday

 

The Enneagram is based on the wisdom of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. They observed the obstacles to spiritual and personal development among their brethren and devised ways to help them deal with these obstacles and mature personally and spiritually.

This ancient tradition has been further developed and combined with modern psychology for everyone`s benefit. It is not therapy. You decide your space by reflecting on your life, not on deep wounds but on how you deal with e.g. decisions, anger, relationships. Why do some spiritual practices help some but not others. Discover what helps you.

 

Learn about the Three centres on the Enneagram: Heart, Head and Instinctual and the nine spaces within them. There will be large and small group work, pair work and individual work with specially-tailored practices to help you decide.

Veronica Whitty: is a writer who also loves leading Enneagram and dream workshops in the UK and abroad. She holds a master's degree in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford.  She has published her autobiography and articles on numerous subjects e.g. Francis Thompson. She is currently writing a book on the single practising Catholic lay woman.

Cost £100 non –residential,  £170 residential

 

 

 

Saturday 23rd March: Together in Meditation. 10 - 12.30 Two separate hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am.

 

 

Saturday 14th April: Together in Meditation. 10 - 12.30 Two separate hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am.

 

 

Saturday 21st April:  Viriditas – Greening Power. 10.30 - 4 pm.

In the beginning was Viriditas (a central theme within Hildegard of Bingen’s theological reasoning and a cherished notion throughout her work). Creation and humanity is showered with Viriditas, a lush, moist greening power and vitality that is alive in every atom and every cell of our ‘beingness’. We will focus on meditation, body prayer and movement, touching the earth and celebrating the Creator whom Hildegard calls ‘the purest Spring’.

Quiet Day Leader Lynn Nausner is a member of the Priory team, and a Hildegardian at heart.

 

 

Saturday 28th April:  Together in Meditation. 10 - 12.30 Two separate hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am.

 

 

Saturday 5th May:  Tai Chi and Together in Meditation. 10 - 3pm with Terry Doyle who will lead Chi Gong energy work and Tai Chi.  Also the normal two hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am, and shared sessions of Tai Chi and meditation in the afternoon.

 

 

Saturday 19th May:  “Night as Bright as Day” drawing on the teachings of Henri Nouwen about God’s  gift of  discernment  to those who wish to shine the light of Jesus  in the darkness. 10.30 - 4pm. Quiet Day leader Janet McHugh is a member of the Priory team who loves the writing and example of Henri Nouwen.

 

 

Saturday 26th May:  Together in Meditation. 10 - 12.30 Two separate hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am.

 

 

Saturday 2nd June:  “This is wonder without end!” So Rumi described sitting in the shade of an ancient tree. Come and spend some time contemplating in the garden of creation; to find in the natural world a gateway to the sacred. 10 -1pm ending with lunch. Leader Ruth Grant is a member of the Priory team.

 

 

Saturday 9th June:  Tai Chi and Together in Meditation. 10 - 3pm with Terry Doyle who will lead Chi Gong energy work and Tai Chi.  Also the normal two hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am, and shared sessions of Tai Chi and meditation in the afternoon.

 

 

Saturday 23rd June:  Together in Meditation. 10 - 12.30 Two separate hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am.

 

 

Saturday 7th July:  Together in Meditation. 10 - 12.30 Two separate hours of meditation rooted in the Christian tradition at 10 and 11.30am.

 

 

July 9th - 16th  Painting and Prayer Retreat: with the Creative Arts Retreat Movement, CARM.

For more information please call 0191 384 3747 or email info at stantonyspriory.co.uk or durhamjoang at aol.com

8 days residential £420 See website for more details.

 

 

30th July – 5th August:  A six day individually guided silent retreat in the Ignatian tradition.

A daily meeting with a retreat guide to help your prayer, a daily Eucharist and shared silent prayer each evening. Suggested donation for residential: full board £360. Begins with supper on Monday evening finishing after lunch on Sunday

 

 

 

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