A Lenten Journey, a retreat for busy people

Most of us find ourselves very busy these days and yet we recognise too that, however busy, we also need times when we can slow down a bit and take stock, to attend not only to our work-life balance but also to see where God is in it all. 

But where do we start?

How do we go about finding 'God in the mess', at the heart of our everyday? How can we nourish this part of us and find a prayer practice that both speaks to us and is possible in the midst of everything else going on every day?

The journey through the six weeks of Lent can provide just the framework we need, allowing us to give whatever time and space we can to consider, or reconsider, all that really matters to us.

How does it work?

At an introductory session for everyone making the retreat, you will be given a trained guide from the Centre and you'll be invited to meet them once a week in complete confidentiality and at a mutually convenient time.

Listening to how your week has been and the experience of your prayer, your guide will help you notice where the Lord may have been and suggest what you might pray and reflect on over the week ahead. The retreat is thus tailor-made for each participant as they make their personal journey through Lent. 

There will be a closing session at the beginning of Holy Week to enable everyone to draw things together and gather the fruits of their experience.


Dates: Opening & closing meetings on Thursdays 8th February & 22nd March + 5  weekly meetings.

Time: 8.00 pm for the opening & closing meetings. In between these dates, a weekly meeting with your guide to be arranged at a mutually convenient time.

Venue: Jesuit Centre of Spirituality & Culture, 6 Ely Place, Sea Road, Galway

Cost: suggested donation of €60.00, or whatever you can offer.

If you’re interested in finding out more, or for booking your place on this retreat please email the centre: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We can also be contacted directly by phone on 091 725363 or 086 877 6537.

Please note that in order to find guides for everyone BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL