Retreat in the City – 2020

A Good Life

7-9 February 2020

We are delighted to announce the details of our annual ‘Retreat in the City’ programme for 2020! The theme for our upcoming retreat is entitled ‘A Good Life’. What constitutes a good life? In our fast paced western society, a good life is measured by how much one produces. We are in danger of becoming human ‘doings’ rather than human beings. During these days away we will reflect on the question ‘What constitutes a good life?’ by looking at what Jesus considered to be a good life and how one gets into it.

Retreat Leader: Ana Mullan
Ana was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has been living in Ireland for the last 35 years. She is married to Seán and has three adult children and two granddaughters. She has a BA in Applied Theology and a Diploma in Spiritual Direction. She is also an artist.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, 7 February

5:00 pm   Said Evening Prayer (Optional)
5:30 pm   Arrival via Chapter House and Registration
6:00 pm   Opening Session
7:00 pm   Dinner

Saturday, 8 February

10:00 am    Morning prayer in the cathedral
10:15-11:15 am     Session 2
11:15-11:45 am     Tea/Coffee Break
11:45 am-12:45 pm   Session 3
12:45-2:00 pm      Lunch in the Chapter Room and free time
2:00-3:00 pm      Session 4
3:00-3:30 pm      Final discussion, closing prayer

Sunday, 11 February

9:00 am     Lady Chapel available for individual prayer and reflection
11:00 am   Cathedral Eucharist
12:15: pm  Tea/coffee in the crypt
1:00 pm    Farewell lunch


Retreat registration fee: €80
The retreat fee includes dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and
tea/coffee breaks. A non-refundable deposit of €20, payable by cheque, credit card, or bank transfer must be received by 31 January in order to secure your place. Register by contacting the cathedral office on 01 677 8099 or

You can also download the flyer here.