The Dublin churches of Saint Ann and Saint Stephen gathered today for a parish retreat. Short reflections and scripture meditations were separated by much time walking in the open air and enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the Wicklow Mountains.
Blessed are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked, nor lingered in the way of sinners, nor sat in the assembly of the scornful.
Their delight is in the law of the Lord and they meditate on his law day and night.
Like a tree planted by streams of water bearing fruit in due season, with leaves that do not wither, whatever they do, it shall prosper.
Book of Common Prayer