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Notre Dame Kylemore offers residential spiritual retreats throughout the year, specifically themed and according to the liturgical calendar. In partnership with the Benedictine Community there are several opportunities to partake in a retreat at Kylemore Abbey, that are coordinated with the community at Kylemore. The Abbey’s environment is particularly well suited for contemplation with its location in the heart of Connemara providing a natural separation from everyday life that is necessary for efforts in contemplative prayer.

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Yoga and Professional Development Retreat

The Eat, Learn, Grow: Finding Purpose, Finding Me programme blends the ancient wisdom of yoga with contemporary principles of Relational intelligence, Trust, Communication, Resilience and Career and Life Anchors. This retreat is thoughtfully guided by the husband-and-wife team, Dermot and Rosemarie Ryan.

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Centering Prayer Retreat

This silent retreat offers the retreatant a deep immersion in the silence of Centering Prayer and will feature DVD’s of Fr. Thomas Keating to aide in the journey. The retreat will be enhanced by the unique opportunity to live in community with the Benedictine sisters who reside at Kylemore.

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