04 Apr 2024

Celebrating the Gifts of the Breath of Christ: A Pentecost Retreat

The Belfast Jesuit Centre is delighted to host this Pentecost Retreat from Friday 17th- Sunday 19th May.

Tom Cashman an Ignatian Spiritual Director from Tucson, Arizona, returns to us again this year to present this retreat in six sessions, supported by his wife Rosemary and the BJC team. It begins on Friday evening and concludes with Mass on Sunday at 12noon.


Friday 17th May – 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Saturday 18th May – 9.30am – 5.00pm (Lunch included)

Sunday 19th May –  9.30am concluding with Mass of Pentecost at 12noon.


Pentecost Sunday brings to a close the 50-day season between Jesus’ Resurrection and the empowering descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples which marked the birth of the Church.

In this non-residential, contemplative prayer retreat, we consider key moments in Jesus’ earthly ministry and his post Resurrection encounters with his followers. In so doing, we will deepen our awareness of our own gifts of the Holy Spirit, embracing them in gratitude and renewing our will to use them in the service of Christ.

Through guided prayer, reflection on pieces of art, private contemplative prayer exercises and journaling, we will gain insight into how to use these gifts within our families, communities, and the world.