LOUGH DERG – LIVING WITH SUICIDE DAY RETREAT
SATURDAY NEXT 28TH SEPTEMBER 2019
For many generations people of faith have come to Lough Derg to seek from God strength in the face of life’s difficulties and light in times of darkness.
In recent years, our ‘Living with Suicide’ day retreat has sought to offer the solace of solidarity to those who come with the weight of this particular burden: people who have lost a loved one to suicide, people who struggle to keep themselves safe when the darkness seems complete, people who stay close to a family member or friend who may seem to be at risk, people who accompany others in these difficult situations.
Our hope is that, in these few hours together in this place of sanctuary, we may come to know something of the truth of the Psalmist’s prayer of trust in God: “Even in the darkness you are near; your right hand holds me fast.” (Psalm 138.10).
Our key speaker on this special retreat day will again be Conor McCafferty, director of ZestNI, psychotherapist and widely respected for his leading work in the area of suicide prevention and bereavement.
The day begins with people arriving between 9.30- 10.00am, (Tea/coffee on arrival). The Retreat commences at 10.30am. A light lunch is served and the afternoon concludes by 4pm.
Advance booking is essential for this day retreat. Tel: 071 9861518 or email firstname.lastname@example.org