29th July-2nd August, 2019

Cistercian College, Roscrea


Our theme for 2019 is “Be Christ for Others.”

Let’s be clear about this. Being Christ for others is not an easy call, but that is exactly what we are called to do. Never has the call been so urgent than it is right now. The world needs us to be Christ for Others, a Christ that doesn’t judge, that loves and cares and more importantly a Christ that forgives and heals.

It’s been said—that mission starts at home. It’s also true that “home is where the heart is.” Where our hearts are moved to help others is where God is calling us to get involved, and where our hearts are moved is determined by God, not by geography and not by someone else’s view of what we should be doing. One person can be moved to feed the hungry, another to tutor a child, another to fight an injustice.

Those who are IN Christ have the grounding to go out and BE Christ. The two are linked—two sides of the same coin, if you will. Being IN Christ means God is going to point out some situations where our efforts can make a difference in healing a broken world. Whenever we are called to serve God, God is already working there. God has a plan, is working the plan, and is calling us to be part of it.

During the course we will explore the call to be In Christ and Be Christ for others. We hope that you will join us.