Jun 7, 2013 - Jun 9, 2013    
7:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Bethlehem Rtreat Centre
2371 Arbot, Nanaimo, BC



Diarmuid O’Murchu will be presenting the following workshop on Friday June 07 beginning at 7:00PM and ending on Sunday June 9th at 2PM

In the Beginning Was the Spirit explores the role of Great Spirit or Holy Spirit in the heart of human history and creation itself. “…energy itself is not random, but unfolds in patterns and relationships, indicating a guiding wisdom that indigenous peoples call the Great Spirit (O’Murchu, 2012).” Diarmuid probes the beliefs of aboriginal wisdom from around the world and the role of that innate wisdom in our lives today. Who are we in the bigger story? Who are we in the midst of creation? What is our call in the world as we know it and in that which is yet unknown? This weekend provides an opportunity to explore together, reflect together, and open ourselves to the Divine Mystery in all of creation.
Residential $350, Commuter $270

Diarmuid O’Murchu, a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order, and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin Ireland, is a social psychologist most of whose working life has been in social ministry, predominantly in London. He has worked as a couple’s counselor, in bereavement work, AIDS-HIV counseling, and laterally with homeless people and refugees. Some of his books include Quantum Theology (2004), Ancestral Grace (2008), Jesus in the Power of Poetry ( 2009), In the Beginning was Spirit (2012), and God in the Midst of Change coming out in 2013.