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A Time for Song and Silence – Retreat for Music Ministers

Posted on 23. May, 2014 in Carousel

Set in the historic city of Rome and the beautiful setting of the Irish College, this second retreat took place from 16th to 23rd July 2014 and offered to the participants involved in music ministry an opportunity to nourish their own spirits and take time to reflect on the mystery behind the ritual. Each day, participants had an opportunity for communal and private prayer with a music-based workshop offering new resources. Participants experienced the celebration of the liturgy in the beautifully refurbished Chapel of the Irish College and also had the opportunity to celebrate the liturgy in some of the beautiful historic sites of Rome, experiencing much of the culture of this ancient city.

 Fr Liam Lawton: Retreat Director

Liam Lawton

From the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, Fr Liam Lawton was the retreat director. An established composer of sacred music, his latest compositions are a new setting of the Mass in the Irish language, Aifreann Mhuire na nGael, and a new liturgical collection, Eternal.

Music coordinator: Ms Julianne Woods

Daily Timetable:   8.00am – 9.00am    Breakfast

9.30am                        Morning Prayer

10am – 11.30am      Music workshop

11.30 – 12pm            Coffee break

12pm – 1pm Quiet time & Adoration

Afternoons & evenings: Trips to places of historical interest, day trip away, visit to  prayer experience in Rome, Taizé Evening, prayer, quiet time.