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Poetry and Prayer with Pádraig O Tuama
Mar 14

Poetry and Prayer with Pádraig O Tuama

Sponsored By Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation, Kardia Formation, Living Well Centre and Wellspring Centre
Date & Time
14 March 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Timezone
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Victoria

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Irish poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama, will return via zoom in a series of evenings in March 2024.

The series will be hosted by Heart of Life Centre for Spiritual & Pastoral Formation, Kardia Formation, Living Well Centre and Wellspring Centre.

This is an online series. Come to one or all.

Session 1 - Tue 5 Mar, 7pm–9pm - 'The Vernacular of Human Experience',

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. 

Session 2 - Thu 7 Mar, 7pm–9pm - 'Lord Help Me; The Ocean is So Big and My Boat is So Small';

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. 

Session 3 - Thu 14 Mar, 7pm–9pm - 'To Whom is Prayer Addressed?', will explore the “you” of prayer and poetry. [A simple dinner prior to a shared viewing of this final session is also available - details here.]

To whom is prayer addressed? This session will explore the “you” of prayer and poetry, a simple word that can contain multitudes: desire, yearning, accusation, doubt, knowledge and agnosticism. This word “you” — one of the most used in everyday English language — imagines an interlocutor who listens, attends and comprehends, whether they reply or not. By examining the “you” of prayer, we will consider what conversation unlocks in a person’s language.

 

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

You can book via Try booking on this link https://www.trybooking.com/CMFVS

Contact us for more information 

Event Type
Online
Event Location
Online VIC
Contact Details
Kathy Cave
info@wellspringcentre.org.au

Thursday 14th Mar 2024
Poetry & Prayer Dinner prior to Session 3 with Pádraig Ó Tuama Ashburton
Please join us to share in a simple meal prior to viewing our final session with Irish poet and theologian, Pádraig Ó Tuama. We will gather together for dinner, and then watch the final Poetry and Prayer session online at Ashburton Baptist Church. ...
Wednesday 20th Mar 2024
Growing in Silence - March Online via Zoom
This group gathers on the third Wednesday of each month, online or in-person, to spend time in silence through meditation, personal reflection and journaling. Silence opens us to God providing a pathway for God to communicate and transform us. Each meeting also has a group sharing time. ...