At we hope to encourage Spiritual well-being by offering…

  • Silent Space
  • Daily Rhythm of Celtic Christian prayers
  • Centering Prayer Groups and daily practice
  • Formation Groups – The development of small bands which will be low on maintenance but high on accountability
  • Individual Spiritual Direction

The Method of Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of contemplative prayer by preparing our faculties to cooperate with this gift. It is an attempt to present the teaching of earlier time (e.g., The Cloud of Unknowing) in an updated form and to put a certain order and regularity into it. It is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer; it simply puts other kinds of prayer into a new and fuller perspective. During the time of prayer we consent to God’s presence and action within. At other times our attention moves outward to discover God’s presence everywhere.

Individual Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction will be offered by Breige O’Hare. Breige has worked in Spiritual Direction and Adult Faith Development for over fifteen years. Trained by the Jesuits in Manresa House, Dublin and with an MA in Pastoral theology and a Certificate in Counselling from QUB, she provides faith development and facilitation services for groups and individuals seeking to deepen their relationship with God. Breige is based in Belfast but works in various locations in UK and Ireland, offering one-to-one sessions, group programmes and retreats for adult Christians. She is commited to her ongoing professional development and her practice is supervised according to BACP standards.

Breige is author of two books, The Nearness of God: Rediscovering God’s Love and Longing (Shanway Press 2011) and Whole Parish Catechesis: Faith development for the Faint Hearted (Columba Press, 2005). Her research into the patterns of growth in relationship with God is used internationally in the training of spiritual directors.