Invitiation to 2014 ‘Living with Suicide’ Retreat on Lough Derg

Fr Cathal Deery extends an invitation to this special one day retreat on Lough Derg for adults who have been affected by suicide.

Programme

Lough Derg – 24th September 2014

9:30am Arrival (Tea/Coffee & Scones)
10:30am Opening Reflection by Fr Cathal Deery
10:45am Guest Speaker: Bríd Murphy, wife and mother shares her personal story – ’Thoughts of a mother: Our lives after suicide’

11:20am 10 minute break

11:30am Guest Speaker: Conor McCafferty, Co-Director, Zest [an organisation dedicated to healing the hurt of suicide and self-harm] – ‘Compassion: Kind is better than better’
12:15pm Sharing Thoughts & Reflections

1:00pm Lunch

1:45pm Guest Speaker: Christy Kenneally, Writer & Broadcaster – ‘Seeking Strength, Finding Comfort’
2:30pm Open Discussion
2:45pm Time for Personal Reflection
3:15pm Prayer

4:00pm Departure

This day is for adults who have been affected by suicide, either through personal loss or with suicidal ideation, or for those ministering to the suicide bereaved or working in support services.
Cost: €40 pp includes return boat fare, tea/coffee & scones & a light lunch.

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About The Author
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St Patrick’s Purgatory at Lough Derg in County Donegal has been a place of prayer and welcome since the sixth century. Monastic hospitality and robust prayer in the Irish monastic tradition is offered to those who “make the pilgrimage” in their bare feet, keeping vigil and eating one simple meal for three days during the pilgrimage season.

www.loughderg.org