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Our Easter On Bere Island 2009

by Kasia Gabryel.

When I read Father Laurence’s article about Easter and the Tridum Paschale on Bere Island, I was overwhelmed by a strong desire to share in this experience.

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Monte Oliveto Retreats

18-25 June, Italy - Laurence Freeman OSB, Monte Oliveto Retreat.


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Ten Day Christian Meditation Retreat

Bere Island, Co. Cork, Ireland: 14-24 September 2011

Led by Laurence Freeman OSB

In response to many requests for longer silent retreats the first Community 10-day meditation retreat will be held in the peace and beauty of Bere Island in the mellow month of September. It will be led by Fr Laurence and will be an opportunity for meditators to go deeper as well as to share their spiritual journey with others on the same path.


Community and solitude, silence and sharing will blend in an atmosphere of quieter, calmer slower-moving days open to the presence of God in the beauty of nature as well as in the friendship of spiritual friends.

Retreat Schedule:

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Bere Island

Bere Island is a small island with a population of 200, located at the entrance to Bantry Bay, near Castletownbere, County Cork, Ireland. It has a church, a Heritage Centre (where the main talks of the retreats are held), a small shop and post office, cafe and two pubs.

The natural beauty and peace of the island and the friendliness of the community living there make it an ideal place for retreat.


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Holy Week Christian Meditation Retreat 2011

Bere Island, Co. Cork, Ireland: 17-24 April

Led by Laurence Freeman OSB

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Retreats & Seminars Worldwide

Silent Retreats 2011

(See details in the calendar below.)

December 2011
December 1: Indonesia
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “The contribution of contemplative prayer to the world”
Event & Time: Introductory talk, 19:00
Venue: Santa Theresia, Jakarta
Coordinator: Hendra Widjaja – E-mail:

December 2-4th: Indonesia
Speaker: Fr. Laurence Freeman OSB
Title: “Christian Meditation: The Christian Mysticism in the modern world” and “The Spirituality of John Cassian & The Cloud of Unknowing” (tbc)
Event: 3 day National Seminar
Venue: Pertapaan Putri Karmel, address: Ngadireso – Tumpang – Malang, EAST JAVA
Coordinator: Alfian Kusumadjaja - Email: 

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