Three Patrons Church Rathgar Lenten Talks

Lenten SeasonAs part of a series of 4 evenings reflecting on the social teachings of the Gospel, the Inter Church Fellowship Group organised a talk on 21 February given by The Reverent Dr. Donal Dorr SPS and The Rev. Donal Neary SJ.

Donal Dorr (at the invitation of the Three Patrons Parish Laudato Si Group) spoke on “Experiencing God in Nature”. In his illustrated talk he reflected on extracts from Laudato Si and quotations from religious leaders, poets and authors and how theology and spirituality can be enriched by taking account of evolution revealed by modern science.

Donal Neary spoke about the Jesuit form of prayer called “The Examen” which is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. He described how this form of prayer can be applied to enhance our self-awareness of God’s creation.

The venue was filled to capacity and all present enjoyed a memorable and thought provoking evening.