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 Vision: Praying with Art/Photography

27th November @2.45pm

This presentation will invite us to prayerful attentiveness to God’s presence in the ‘holy’ as well as in the ordinariness of our everyday lives – amidst the pots and pans as St Teresa puts it. How engaging with art and images can be a graced encounter with, and a sacramental experience of, the sacred will be explored.

Spiritual Enrichment Series: The Fiery Nights

11th December @ 2.45pm

We will be looking at St John of the Cross’ approach to the traditional concept of the three ways of the spiritual life – the purgative; the illuminative & the unitive, taking as a guiding image John’s use of the log in the fire. This will lead into an exploration of what John means by the dark night of the senses and of the spirit, looking at all the connotations for John of the term “dark”.

Advent with Alex

4th December @ 5pm

During a series of three, weekly (one-hour) online workshops, artist Alex Roberts will join Fr. Tony Parsons to share how making, viewing and experiencing works of art can offer pause for personal reflection.  Alongside delivering practical tips on how to allow your subjects of interests to inspire you to get drawing, painting, building and doodling, it will also foster a reflective dialogue through the art of creation.

Thomas Merton and the Fruits of Contemplation

20th December 2021 @ 4pm

 Part of Thomas Merton’s influence as a spritual writer stems from his conviction that contemplation is for all human beings and not just those in monastic orders. For him, to achieving the deepest level of contemplation requires a real commitment of the active life.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Cost of Discipleship

6th December 2021 @ 4pm

What does it truly mean to be a disciple of Jesus? And what might the cost of spending our lives serving Jesus look like? What is the cost of discipleship? The cost of discipleship will include putting Jesus first. You must lay down your life for the Lord. Being a disciple means not fighting for the approval of people. Discipleship can lead to persecution and even death because of your faith.

Wisdom Lectures

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.”