In the last of our series of three evenings with the inspiring women of our Loreto tradition, and in celebration of the 120 Year Anniversary of Loreto Normanhurst, we bring you…
An evening with Gonzaga Barry
Her spirituality brought to life by Sr Jane Kelly IBVM
“Thursday 20th May 1875: As the ship began to pull out of Plymouth harbour we came onto the deck to take our last look at land – it was a beautiful May evening – as the sun went down behind the wooded hill with the castle at the base, sky, trees and sea were all tinted with a golden light and made a lovely scene. I am sure all our sisters thought of Ireland and the loved ones there. We said together the litany of Loreto, a prayer to St Joseph, and recommending ourselves to the Sacred Heart and the Holy Angels, whom we begged to accompany us on our way, steered quietly out of Plymouth harbor. The lighthouse with its red light looked so pretty rising straight out of the water. We lost sight of it with the last points of land and were indeed alone upon the sea, yet not lonely, thank God. Our hearts were full of confidence in our heavenly Father, whose work we were going to do, and in our Blessed Mother’s sweet protection.”
– Mother Gonzaga Barry.
Tuesday 21 November 2017
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Level 3, Gonzaga Barry Centre
Join us for a wonderful evening of story-telling, conversation and reflection. The evening will conclude with an experience of The First Spiritual Exercises, a simple way of praying in the traditional Ignatian manner.
Parking available in the Oval Carpark, entry via Gate O4, Osborn Road.
Light refreshments will be provided.
RSVP: for catering purposes by Tuesday 14 November to:
Ms Kerry McCullough
Liturgy & Spirituality Coordinator
Miss Lauren Kirkby