Events for the Heart and Mind – 27th May

In This Issue: Taize Pilgrimage to Thailand; Brother David Steindl-Rast; Dayspring Men’s Spirituality Retreat.calendar-150px1

Taize in Thailand

The NSW Ecumenical Council is facilitating a group of young people to attend the Taize Youth Pilgrimage to the big Asia Meeting (and previous week exposure with local churches) in Manila next year, and will be pleased to hear from any young people across Australia who would be interested in joining that group. The NSWEC organisers are in contact with both the Taize Community and NCCP and they hope that this will help to build those ecumenical relationships further as well as offer an exciting opportunity for ecumenical involvement and formation for young people. They are currently confirming costs and seeking sponsorship and support from various quarters to offest these. More information can be obtained from the NSWEC about the Australian Pilgrimage, or details about the two weeks can be found on the Taize website.

Br David Steindl-Rast to visit Australia

After 12 Months of planning, the Eremos Institute is pleased to announce details of the Perth Event in the tour of Australia by Brother David Steindl-Rast, Benedictine monk, author, and spiritual authority.

“Brother David though learned, is a man of feeling, of few and soft words. His eyes are filled with great love and at the same time with great sorrow. His wisdom is a wisdom of the heart more than of the mind, though his mind is quick and brilliant. His presence is soothing, even healing.”

Spiritual Practices for Every Day Living
When: Wednesday 10th June
Time: 5:00-8:30pm
Registration and light meal: 5-5:30pm
Cost: $30 (Conc $25) includes meal
Where: Dayspring Centre for Christian Spirituality and Counselling, 68 Waverley Street, Dianella
Registrations: Dayspring office: Tel: (08) 9376 1400

Dayspring Men’s Spirituality Retreat – 26th-28th June 2009

Men’s Spirituality: Drawing from the Masculine Archetypes
Warriors & Wildmen, Magicians & Lovers, Prophets, Priests & Kings.
A retreat for Men with Noel Giblett.
What relevance do the masculine archetypes – the original patterns of manhood – have for twenty-first century men at home, at work and at play?
How might the archetypes help us stay focussed on our own journeys in the face of conflicting prescriptions about how we should be as men?
How can we reconcile our strengths and our weaknesses, our light and our dark sides, in the journey of manhood?
Where is God in our journeys as men?
When: Friday evening 26th June to Sunday afternoon 28th June 2009
Where: Nathanael’s Rest, Mundaring
Cost: $295
To Register: Phone Dayspring on 9376 1400 or e-mail before June 12th.