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Spirituality can be described as the way we understand our lives and search for meaning in the bigger sacred context. Across the world all those who live by the spirit of Edmund Rice have some sense of God's presence within everything and everyone especially those who are suffering. This sense informs all our work but some Centres and Teams work in a more focused way to accompany people, especially young people, in their spiritual search.
This work of spiritual accompaniment is growing within our Network and takes many forms.
Edmund Rice's Birthplace, CALLAN
The Centre at the New Life in Mission Community in Callan Co. Kilkenny, is visited by prayer groups and by those who seek accompaniment in their spiritual search.
Contact: Christian Brothers Community, Callan Co. Kilkenny.
Telephone: +353 56 7725 993
Bru na Cruinne Centre, CARRICK on SUIR
We, in Brú na Cruinne, focus on living authentic community, sustained by a contemplative, creation-centred spirituality. Our ministry is to share our spiritual search in making God's reign available to people through:
· Developing a spirituality integral to the New Story
· Communicating the New Story
· Nurturing a contemplative environment
· Networking with Kindred Spirits
· Responding to the Cry of the Poor (material, spiritual, ecological)
International Heritage Centre & Chapel, MOUNT SION, WATERFORD
This Heritage Centre for visitors tells the story of Edmund Rice plus the spread and work of the Brothers across the five continents. The Chapel, which is open to the public, houses the tomb of Blessed Edmund.
Contact: Br Phil Ryan
Telephone + 353 51 879 580
Fostering a safe, caring, welcoming and sacred environment for young people to explore, experience and celebrate God's presence in their lives. The Youth Ministry team operates out of Mount Sion, Waterford.
Christian Brothers Centre, STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA
Christian Brothers Centre (formerly used for the formation of brothers) is owned by the Christian Brothers of Southern Africa.
To be brothers to all, modelling our dream for a world of justice and love.
To be effective agents in the liberation of oppressed and marginalised people from poverty, injustice, ignorance, and the effects of sickness, especially HIV/Aids.
To collaborate closely with the poor in the integrated ministries of faith-based education, community development, advocating for the transformation of unjust structures, and in the care of people and the rest of creation.
Christian Brothers Centre, P.O. Box 142, STELLENBOSCH, 7599, South Africa
Emmaus Retreat & Conference Centre, DUBLIN
Emmaus welcomes people who wish to take time out to find meaning in their lives through the adventure of the spiritual search.
Contact: Telephone: 01 870 0050
The Lantern Centre for Interfaith / Intercultural Dialogue, DUBLIN
In recent years Ireland has experienced a large influx of immigrant families, leading to a significant change in the level of cultural diversity in Irish society. The Lantern Centre at Synge Street, Dublin was founded to manage the opportunities for learning and change which this situation presented. The centre provides a meeting place for people from a variety of religious faiths, cultures and social groups in a context of welcome and dialogue.
Contact person: Br Michael Murray
"Amberley" Edmund Rice Centre, MELBOURNE
Edmund Rice Centre ‘Amberley’ is a Retreat, Conference and Spirituality Centre situated on a bend of the Yarra River in Lower Plenty overlooking Westerfolds Park to the Dandenong Ranges. ‘Amberley’ is approximately 20 kilometers from the heart of Melbourne and 40 minutes from Melbourne’s International Airport and has easy access to both the Western Ring Road and the Eastern Freeway.
Jericho House, ONTARIO, CANADA
Jericho House is a youth leadership, social & ecological justice, and spirituality centre in the Niagara Region, serving southern Ontario and beyond. We're ecumenical in the Catholic tradition. We've welcomed Christians and seekers with retreats, conferences, and peer ministry workshops since 1988.
Contact Jericho House:
Sister Jacquie Keefe, cssf, or Brother Bill Carrothers, cfc
10845 Rathfon Road, Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada L3K 5V4
"Glenburn" Ecology & Spirituality Centre, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
The Centre for Ecology and Spirituality is situated 80 km from Melbourne in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. It is located among light forest and abounds in native fauna and flora.
The Centre provides an opportunity for people to spend time on the spiritual and ecological dimensions of their lives. It offers space for reflection, discussion and education. The teaching emphasis at the centre is not so much religious as spiritual in the broader sense, especially as it concerns an attitude and identification with the earthed tradition and what it means to be a human in an evolving universe.
The Centre wishes to be inclusive and welcomes all interested in the link between ecology and spirituality. The Centre is dedicated to the promotion of a sound spirituality which recognises the ecology of Creation and the connectivity and balance of all life. The Centre also endeavours to gain insight into the role of the Human in what has now come to be known as the Ecozoic era of the world.
Centre for Ecology & Spirituality, 183 Burns Road, GLENBURN VIC 3717
Phone: (+61) 3 5797 8532