Welcome to our new website for St. Teresa’s Church, Clarendon Street, Dublin. We have exciting plans for this site and we encourage you to check back regularly. Here is a brief introduction from Fr. Jim Noonan, OCD. who is a Discalced Carmelite and Prior at St Teresa’s Church.
We have so much happening this year, that we wanted to give you a glimpse of some of what we have planned.
Contemplative Weekend Retreat
Running from September 2021 to November 2021
This series of weekend retreats will help us to be attentive to God’s loving presence in our life and in our prayer as we contemplatively see, listen and read.
Distractions in Prayer
30th October @ 2.45pm
Distraction in prayer is one thing that everyone struggles with in their prayer – what meaning do distractions hold for our prayer and the spiritual journey as a whole? This presentation will explore St Teresa of Avila’s insights to the places in the interior life and how they alert us to the meaning of our distractions, what they are saying to us and how welcoming this “word of God” can lead to inner transformation.
This online talk will help you discern and become more aware of distractions in your prayer life and how to tackle it.
St Augustine and the Restless Heart
25th October @ 4pm
This week, Susan and Lori will take you through the transformative experience of Saint Augustine.
Pope Francis defined St. Augustine’s restlessness, our restlessness, as: “the restlessness of spiritual seeking, the restlessness of the encounter with God, the restlessness of love.”
This week’s talk will enter into the depth of that longing within us searching it’s path to finding communion with God and experiencing his love. It is only in God that our restless hearts can rest.
Voices from the Great Tradition
Running from 11 October 2021 to 20 December 2021
In this series of online talks, we reflect on the teachings of several remarkable ancient, medieval, and modern spiritual masters. These figures are bright lights on the horizon of our two-thousand year treasury of Christian wisdom.
Spiritual Enrichment Series
18 September 2021 to 22 January 2022
Spiritual Enrichment Lecture Series from the Carmelites. Our inspirational online talks are designed to allow you to grow in your spirituality, from the safety and comfort of your own home. All courses will be streamed live and in many cases, you will have the opportunity to access the material after the talk. Participants will hear keynote speakers who will explore the practice of contemplative prayer and spiritual guidance in the Carmelite tradition.
Monthly and Yearly Subscriptions
This recording service was created specifically to nurture and enhance the growth of the spiritual life. There are lectures on Carmelite spirituality, prayer, solitude, silence, community, contemplation, presence, listening and discernment, the Carmelite saints, and much more.
“Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours, no feet but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which is to look out Christ’s compassion to the world;
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good;
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless men now.”