RETREAT & CONFERENCE CENTRE
A SACRED SPACE IN THE HEART OF COUNTY DOWN
Tobar Mhuire is a well equipped modern Retreat and Conference Centre, set in sixty acres of woodland in the heart of County Down. We hope that visitors will enjoy our facilities as well as the peace and quiet of the beautiful surroundings.
The Passionist Community in Tobar Mhuire is committed to keeping alive the authentic memory of Christ's Passion as a source of life and hope to all those struggling to find meaning in their lives. We welcome individuals and groups from Ireland and beyond who wish to take time out to reflect on their human and spiritual development.
Tobar Mhuire Offerings | August - October 2022
Tobar Mhuire will offer a guided retreat with Timothy Ray (Tobar Mhuire’s writer-in-residence, the author of eight books on Celtic spirituality, and an Ignatian spiritual director) to individuals seeking to take time out to rest, to reflect and be refreshed by private prayer in a calm and reflective atmosphere. These retreats will include daily liturgy, one-to-one spiritual conversations with your spiritual director and opportunities for communal faith-sharing.
These retreats will be offered between:
Sunday, August 14 – Friday, August 19 Sunday,
November 13 – Friday, November 18
Exploring our shared heritage - Celtic Spirituality
Getting to know our Irish saints
Come Aside and Rest Awhile - Refresher Days for clergy and those in ministry
Confessions will be held outdoors (weather permitting) on Friday and Saturday 4pm - 6pm.
Please observe Covid guidelines. It is essential to keep social distance and to wear a mask. Thank you.
"Rest in the heart of God, in a silence of faith and love"
St Paul of the Cross
Tobar Mhuire is committed to being a place of:
Where the purpose of the Passion is revealed, and where people will come to understand, reflect upon, and transcend the burdens of pain which are at the heart of the human condition
Where the message of the Passion brings hope, both to a Church and society humiliated by scandals and the abuse of authority, where the rich and powerful seem to progress at the expense of those without power and influence
Where the message of the Cross responds to the disillusionment of so many congregations and clergy, and calls us to seek together a renewed meaning and understanding of ministry in the church today - a place where we prepare together for the future and not for the past.
The story of Christ Crucified proclaims a message of healing to both a broken society and a wounded and at times, wounding church