Irish monks used boats called coracles to travel on the ocean in search of a ‘desert place’ in which they found God in a new way. One of the most famous of these monks is Brendan, who set out from the West coast of Ireland out into the vast wilderness of the ocean with a small boat and a simple prayer, ‘Christ of the Mysteries, can I trust you on the sea?’ During this retreat, we’ll hear some of the tales of Irish monks on their journeys and reflect on the coracle as a symbol of contemporary Christian living. We will also explore our own callings to risky living.
This retreat will include an introduction on the first evening, daily input and the opportunity to join in with the monastic rhythms of the day.
Please visit the Led Retreat section of our School for Monastic Living website for further details or to book.
Event type: Celtic Sites & Saints, Nether Springs Retreat