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A novel "Empowering Confidence and Being Me" Evening in December at Bellinis Newry, hopes to raise funds for the proposed Dominican Lecto Divina Centre.

The seminar which takes place on Thursday the 3rd of December will be facilitated by Bessbrook Life & Skills Coach Teresa Boyle who through her own experience, strength & hope will give lá sound and practical insight into the topic of "Being Me". The night’s proceedings begin at 8pm and admission is £5.

Lecto Divina is a term that many are hearing more often these days. Lectio Davina translates from two latin words as “Sacred Reading”. It is an ancient method of reading the bible and goes back to the first thousand years of Christianity as the principal way of forming communities centred on the sacred Word of God.

Sr Kathleen Mc Veigh pictured with Life & Skills Coach Teresa Boyle
Sr Kathleen Mc Veigh pictured with Life & Skills Coach Teresa Boyle

In St Catherine’s Newry there are seven Lectio Divina communities who meet for twenty weeks of the Church year, Advent, Pentecost, and Michaelmas (September). They meet in the Lectio Centre which is at 35 Dominic Street. This was the address of the old Dominican Priory. Fr. Joseph Ralph O.P. formed the first Lectio Divina community over four years ago and continues to form and develop a growing number of Lectio communities each year.

Fr. Joseph offers an introduction to Lectio Divina each Thursday evening in the Lectio Centre for those who are interested and wish to learn more about this method of praying and reading the Bible.

The Lectio Divina Centre is being rebuilt interiorly at a cost of over £200,000 to accommodate ongoing demand. The development initiative will offer the opportunity for all to experience and extend the availability of these Gatherings to everyone who is interested.

The fund raising evening is open to all.

Tickets can be obtained from Sr. Kathleen Mc Veigh C/O the Dominican Priory, or just pay at the door on the night.

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