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One Heart, One Spirit
The Spiritan Rule of Life
Sunday 13th November 2022 marks the 6thAnnual World Day of the Poor (WDP).
The theme for this day is: For your sakes Christ became poor. (2 Cor 8:9). With these words, the Apostle Paul addresses the first Christians of Corinth to encourage their efforts to show solidarity with their brothers and sisters in need.
World Day of the Poor comes this year as a healthy challenge, helping us to reflect on our style of life and on the many forms of poverty all around us. In his message for 2022, Pope Francis has emphasised a faith leading to action. He particularly highlights that need for our world to be in solidarity with those marginalised because of forced migration.
- February 7, 2022
Holy Ghost Mission Boxes were first used in Ireland in the 1930s. In the early 1950s they began to be distributed widely around the country, primarily to family-owned shops, chemists and pubs. In a sign of the times, mission boxes that served us so well for so long are now all but a thing of the past, due in part to the demise of many family-owned businesses…
The Easter Triduum is not a celebration of what once happened to Jesus but is our celebration of what is happening to us. hese days are “mystery” – not “history” We celebrate God’s taking possession of our hearts at their deepest core…
Meeting of European Bursars (Poland) and European Formators (Portugal) will take place…
Jubilee of Profession (25th, 50th, 60th and 70th ) will take place on 10th…
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: