Mar 05

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
Start Date
05-Mar-2024 7:00 pm
End Date
14-Mar-2024 9:00 pm
(UTC+11:00) Australia/Victoria


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.

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

Contact us for more information 

Event Type
in person at WellSpring
Event Location
10 Y Street
Online VIC 3147
Contact Details
Kathy Cave

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