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The Spiritan Rule of Life
Sunday 19th November 2023 marks the 7thAnnual World Day of the Poor (WDP).
The theme for World Day of the Poor 2023 is from the Book of Tobit: “Do not turn your face away from anyone who is poor.” (Tob 4:7). “When we encounter a poor person, we cannot look away, for that would prevent us from encountering the face of the Lord Jesus,” Pope Francis wrote.
In his message for the World Day of the Poor 2023 Pope Francis listed an array of cultural phenomena that prevent people from caring for the poor: greater pressure to live affluently, a tendency to disregard suffering, virtual reality overtaking real life and a sense of haste that prevents people from stopping to care for others. He offered the parable of the Good Samaritan, who stops to help a man in the street beaten by robbers, to counter the hangups many people have against helping the poor.
The parable “is not simply a story from the past; it continues to challenge each of us in the here and now of our daily lives,” he said. “It is easy to delegate charity to others, yet the calling of every Christian is to become personally involved.”Pope Francis’ full message is available here from the Vatican website.
- November 27, 2023
Jubilees of Profession (25th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 75th and 80th) will take place this year on Saturday 9th September 2023 in Kimmage Manor.
Memorial Sunday will take place this year on Sunday, 10th September 2023 in Kimmage Manor.
Jubilee of Ordination (25th, 50th, 60th , 70th and 75th) will take place on…
Thursday, 14th April – Sunday, 17th April in An Tobar, Ardbraccan. Residential (€230); Non-Residential (€150); One-day retreat (€40).
International Formators’ Meeting Monday 25th – Thursday 28th November Rome.
The Province will celebrate Memorial Sunday, remembering deceased Spiritans, on Sunday 16th June 2019 in both Kimmage Manor and Rockwell.
We have 17 en-suite bedrooms 13 single and 4 twin rooms. We supply bedlinen and towels in all rooms and hair dryer and iron on request. Houses are non-smoking, but there is a designated smoking area.
Every Sunday the Spiritan Community celebrate a reflective Eucharist at 10:30am - all are welcome. There are also ritual celebrations at key moments in the Liturgical year and in the cosmic cycle.
An Tobar is the Retreat & Spirituality Centre of the Irish Spiritan Province. It is located in Ardbraccan near Navan where the novitiate for Spiritan Brothers was based in the 1950s / ’60s and where the Province maintained a working farm for many years. Today the grounds form a pleasant backdrop to the Centre which is overseen by a small Spiritan community and team.
The Centre, which has been operational since the 1980s, offers: