Joint Spirituality Centre Development Online Series: Poetry & Prayer with Pádraig Ó Tuama

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     March 5, 2024
     5:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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Poetry & Prayer with Padraig O Tuama

Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation, Kardia Formation, Living Well Centre and Wellspring Centre are delighted that Irish poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama will present on the following topics in March 2024.

The cost for this series is $225 or $80 per session. We hope that those who can pay the full amount will pay a little extra to help cover the cost for those who cannot. Please pay what you can.

  1. The Vernacular of Human Experience
    (Tue 5 Mar, 7pm-9pm)

    We all tell stories: about what happened at work; on the train to work; in the shop; on the phone. This workshop will explore stories as a container of multiple meanings, replete with literary riches, even in the everyday of simple and ordinary language.
  2. “Lord Help Me! The Ocean is So Big and My Boat is So Small”
    (Thu 7 Mar, 7pm-9pm)

    What are the forms that can help us? A raft? A little boat? Something to help you breathe? Something to help others? Yes to all, and more. This session will explore forms – collect, blessing, creed – that contain aspects of the human condition that are looking for shape and ritual.
  3. To Whom is Prayer Addressed?
    (Thu 14 Mar, 7pm-9pm)

    This session will explore the ‘you’ of prayer and poetry, a simple word that can contain multitudes: desire, yearning, accusation, doubt, knowledge & agnosticism. This word ‘you’ -one of the most used in everyday English language – imagines an interlocutor who listens, attends.