Retreats Ireland - places of reflection and renewal
Welcome to Retreats Ireland, a simple guide to places of reflection and renewal across the country. These are places where individual guests may find time and space for contemplation, rest, prayer or meditation. Visits must be arranged with hermitages, monasteries and retreat centres.  Basic information and contact details in these pages.
 
 
 
 
“What is grace?” I asked God.

and He said,

“All that happens.”

Then He added, when I looked perplexed,

“Could not lovers
say that every moment in their Beloved’s arms was grace?

Existence is my arms,
though I well understand how one can turn
away from
me

until the heart has
wisdom.”
 
 
Saint John of the Cross