As part of their new rejuvenation project, Witness to Hope, Knock Shrine has announced a series of faith renewal events for the 2016 spring and summer seasons. Some of the events taking place over the coming months are:
Quiet Days for Busy People
This popular monthly day of reflection returns as part of the Witness to Hope series, and offers an opportunity for people to take a day out to focus on prayer and recharge their spiritual batteries. The first retreat will be held on 5 March.
On 12 and 13 March, Knock will host a special conference to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy. This free event will feature guest speakers and workshops exploring the meaning of forgiveness, healing, hope and mercy.
Women of the Well
This successful programme, which has proven popular for the Jesuit Centre of Spirituality and Culture in Galway, now comes to Knock from 15–17 April. The Women of the Well programme dedicates an entire weekend to exploring various aspects of women’s spirituality.
Climate Change and Me – Rising to the Laudato Si challenge
A day-long conference on the environment will be held on 30 April featuring a panel of experts who will explore Pope Francis’ writings on the environment and look at how we can rise to the challenges set out in his encyclical letter Laudato Si.
To close the Witness to Hope series, a special concert will take place on 14 May, in the newly refurbished Basilica, commemorating the 1916 Rising and World War One. This event will see the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and 120 choristers perform The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, by Sir Karl Jenkins.
For more information and a full list of events see: www.knockshrine.ie/faithrenewal