Thornhill Ministries

Responding to the Hunger for God in Our Time


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The Inaugural Thornhill Ministries Lecture

Spring Lecture Series 2018


'The Jews of Derry: World War II and the Holocaust'


Dr Carol Rittner, RSM

Stockton University, New Jersey.



Dr Carol Rittner is Distinguished Professor Emerita of Holocaust & Genocide Studies and the Dr Marsha Raticoff Grossman Professor Emerita of Holocaust Studies at Stockton University in New Jersey (USA) . She is author or editor of 19 books and numerous essays in various scholarly and educational journals about the Holocaust and other genocides of the 10th/21st centuries. St rittner is also Executive Producer of The Courage to Care, an Academy Award nominated (1986) documentary film about non-Jews who rscued Jews during the Holocaust, Triumph of Memory (1987) a documentary film about non-Jews who survived Nazi concentration camps during WWII and the Holocaust, and of a documentary about nuns in America, Sisters (2013))


Venue: Thornhill House, 121 Culmore Road, Derry, BT48 8JF

Date: 25 February, 2018 Time: 7 – 8.30pm

The lecture is free of charge but donations are welcome.

This event is RSVP only. So if you are reading this here, consider yourself an invitee but we ask you to please confirm your attendance. Email: secretary@thornhillministries.co.uk Phone: (0044) 2871351233



Monday Mornings: A most gentle programme of entering into the Consciousness Examen. An opportunity for personal reflection, group meditation and carefilled spiritual support. See details below.

Tuesday Mornings: Caring for my soul. A programme of engagement with the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatious in a way that truly allows me to care for my soul this Lent. See details below.

Tuesday Evenings: The Quiet Hour with Art and Scripture leading to meditation. See details below.

Short Lenten Retreat Day: Thursday 1 March is a date for the diary for those who appreciate the gifts of Fr Paschal McDonnell to marry the spiritual journey with the truth of life's ups and downs. See details below.

Holy Land Pilgrimage Retreat: October 10th 2018. See details below

Friday Mornings: Sacred Space with sung prayers, silent meditation and Exposition for duration of morning. See details below.

LENTEN PROMISE CARDS: Available in many parishes, Veritas or directly from ourselves. A great way to keeping Lent by scratching off a daily task which invites you to pray or to fast or to give... Cost £1



THE EXAMEN As the season of Lent unfolds we engage with the Consciousness Examen of St Ignatius - over a series of five consecutive weeks. Immersing ourselves in the Ignatian tradition, we grow in our understanding and experience of the Examen as a

tool for wholeness and for freedom. Through this series, we embrace the gifting from God who is in all and comes to us in the gentlest of ways. Includes Lenten lunch. Monday Mornings of Lent DATES: Feb 19, 26 & March 5,12, & 19 TIME: 10:30 am - 12:45 pm Suggested Offering £7 per morning

GOING DEEPER (Series 1) Six short retreat days, based on the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius for those seeking to attend to the inner life of prayer. This series will foster a process of engagement with Ignatian Spirituality. There will be a mix of input, interaction and prayer. It is a retreat experience in the midst of the ordinary circumstance of life.

Tuesday Mornings of Lent DATES: Feb 20, 27 & March 6,13, 20 & 27 TIME: 9:45 am - 1:15 pm

THE QUIET HOUR A special hour that allows art and a little scripture to lead us to the stillpoint within. Each of the five weeks takes a theme to bring us into meditation: Stillness. Open to God. Listening. Pleading. Sorrow. It will be a simple and reflective way of keeping the weeks of Lent. Tuesday Evenings DATES: Feb 20, 27 & March 6,13, & 20 TIME: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Suggested Offering £5


Fr Paschal McDonnell ofm leads this Retreat Day. It is a threefold reflection on the parable of the family of origin, the family of

Nazareth and the family of Humankind. The day will include a celebration of Eucharist. DATE: Thursday 1 March

TIME: 9:45 am - 2:30pm Suggested Offering £20

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE RETREAT: This trip to the Holy Land is specifically designed to allow pilgrims the opportunity to pray at and absorb the spiritual reality of the sacred sites as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus. There will be preliminary meetings to help prepare for and maximize the experience of this unique and alluring place where the very stones and soil, the landscapes and mountains, the terrain and water play their part in making this land 'holy'.


8 Nights (4 in Jerusalem, 4 in Galilee) Direct flight to Tel Aviv departing 10th October Cost £1,860 fully inclusive of transport Derry/Dublin Airport All meals included Christian Guide Full spiritual programme Price inclusive of tips etc.

THORNHILL FRIDAYS The Oratory at Thornhill House is available on Friday mornings as an oasis of peace. All welcome.

Meditation with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament: 8:00 am. - 11:30 am. Sung Morning Prayer 8:20 am. Mid-Morning Prayer:

11:20 am. Tea/Coffee facilities available for those wishing to have a refreshment break at any time. Feel free to come for any length of time. Your praying presence is a blessing on the House.


Welcome to Thornhill Ministries, where our team offers a variety of responses

to those who hunger for meaning... for God...

We provide opportunities for reflection and for deeper exploration.

The Word of God is at the heart of our ministries as we strive towards an integrated spirituality.


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