Croi Nua Spirituality Centre was established in 2002. It is a non-profit organization aiming to provide opportunities for people to explore, in various ways, what is meant by “a New Heart” for our world through workshops, courses, lectures, mini-retreats, various liturgical services etc.
Croí Nua is people with a vision and a hope. A group of people, lay and Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, manage the Centre and reflect together on their lives, our church and our world. They hope the Centre will become a sacred space where people can explore and experience God’s love for themselves, where they can hear God’s word, find support for their journey and find opportunities to be a light and a hope for other seekers.
To keep the Centre financially solvent, a fee is charged; however we want no one turned away from anything on offer because of finance. Usual charge €10 a night and €30 for a day for programmes run by Croí Nua.
Spiritual direction and counselling are available on request.
Croi Nua is a vision and a hope. A group of lay people and Missionaries manage the centre and reflect together on their lives, our church, our world and our times. They hope the centre will be a sacred space where people can experience and explore God’s love for themselves and where they can hear God’s word. They hope people will find support for their journey and find opportunities to be a light and hope for other seekers. Croi Nua wants to be the heart of Christ for our world, to be with people in their joys and hopes, their grief and anguish. They trust the world God gives us is full of promise and we need to bring empathy and care to it, whatever the complications and mixed messages we meet. We trust this world can be saturated with the energy of the Resurrection because the Living Christ is the Greatest Gift we can give it.
A spirituality of the heart recognises and values all the struggles and glories of the human story and includes a deep respect for our earth, a passion for justice and peace and the equality of all God’s children, irrespective of gender, race, class or faith. The same passion drives us to recognise and create a church that is inclusive, that makes a space for all whatever their story, a church that sees variety as enrichment and that struggles for unity with our sister churches.
Croi Nua was established in 2002.It is a project of the Irish Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC was its first director. A Core Group of lay people was involved from the beginning. The constitution of the Centre requires that a third of members are replaced when they have served their term. The Centre is non-residential. Its programmes come from the discerned needs of the church and world. About 7,000 people go through the Centre each year.
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