FEES are payable in advance as classes may be cancelled if numbers booking for them are insufficient.  Booking forms and cheques, made out to Lumen Dominican Centre, may be posted to the above address. Cash is acceptable if one is registering in person. Electronic Transfers may be made to Lumen Dominican Centre; Bank of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire. IBAN: IE81 BOFI 9011 1611 4718 28; BIC: BOFIIE2D


REDUCTIONS:
A reduction of 10% is applicable to the total if more than one course is booked in the same semester.

01 Heartfulness (with Thomas Keating OCSO)

Blanaid Gallagher OP                               24 Sept. - 3 Dec. 2019 (10.30 am - 12noon)

The desire for happiness is itself an infallible sign of God’s presence and calls us continually to search for a true and deeper meaning in life. During this term we will meditate together and reflect on the nature of true happiness.

Voluntary contribution at each session.

Price: General Admission EUR0.00

Date: 24/09/2019 - 03/12/2019

02. Hatha Yoga

Marianne Smulders                                  24 Sept.-3 Dec. 2019 (10.00-11.30am)

Regular yoga practice can impart a number of different physical, mental and emotional benefits. The exercises tone and strengthen the body, increase circulation and oxygen flow, energize for the day and help unwind in the evening. The class is suitable for all levels and ages. Newcomers are most welcome!

€120 (10 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR120.00

Date: 24/09/2019 - 03/12/2019

03. French Level 2 (Advanced Beginners)

Marie Helène Dolan                                  24 Sept. - 3 Dec. 2019 (10.30am - 12 noon)

For students who can produce simple French sentences and can ask and respond to simple French questions. In a fun, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, these classes will enable students to communicate with more fluency to feel confident in most everyday situations.

€110 (10 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR110.00

Date: 24/09/2019 - 03/12/2019

04. Intermediate Italian

Heather Abrahamson                                 24 Sept.-3 Dec. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

"Vino bianco o vino rosso, signore?" Are you able to book a table, order a meal, ask directions and actually follow them? If you have already studied some Italian and appreciate fun and informality, then this is the class for you. Newcomers are most welcome.

€110 (10 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR110.00

Date: 24/09/2019 - 03/12/2019

05. It Runs in the Family: the Fathers (and Mothers) of the Church and Us

Andrew Pierce, Sabine Schratz OP            24 Sept.-22 Oct. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

Knowledge of one’s family history is essential and not only when it comes to medical records. The Fathers and Mothers of the early Church have left us a legacy that in many ways influences various aspects of Christian life today. This module will diagnose some acquired 'family illnesses' and identity means for 'longevity.'

€55 (5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 24/09/2019 - 22/10/2019

06. "That would be an ecumenical matter!" Exploring What We Can Do Together

Duncan Morrow, Andrew Pierce and high-profile Church leaders (TBC)

5Nov.-3 Dec. 2019  (10.30-12.00 noon)

The division of the Church into so many denominations is both a scandal and opportunity. As Christian faith increasingly disappears from public discourse, how can we unify our voices without losing any of the richness that our diversity provides? This module will explore some of the conversations that matter.

€55 (5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 05/11/2019 - 03/12/2019

07. Laudato Si' - Four Years On

Brian Grogan SJ                                      24 Sept.-22 Oct. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

'We spend billions on trying to find hints of life on other planets, and trillions on extinguishing the exuberant life on our own.' We will explore Pope Francis' message of hope and his call to eco-conversion.

€55 (5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 24/09/2019 - 22/10/2019

08. Patrick Kavanagh: a Poet Who Sings Creation

Úna Agnew SSL                                               5 Nov.-3 Dec. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

Despite personal difficulties, Patrick Kavanagh's native poetic genius surfaces in his early celebration of the drumlin hills of Monaghan. We follow the pilgrim pathway of this turbulent poet as he struggles to find the still centre of his poetic soul on the banks of Dublin's Grand Canal.

€55 (5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 05/11/2019 - 03/12/2019

09. Hatha Yoga

Marianne Smulders                           24 Sept.-3 Dec. 2019 (8.00-9.30pm)

Regular yoga practice can impart a number of different physical, mental and emotional benefits. The exercises tone and strengthen the body, increase circulation and oxygen flow, energize for the day and help unwind in the evening. The class is suitable for all levels and ages. Newcomers are most welcome!

€120 (10 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR120.00

Date: 24/09/2019 - 03/12/2019

10. Between Poetry and Politics

John Scally                                         24 Sept.-22 Oct. 2019 (7.15-8.45pm)

An interdisciplinary exploration of politics, spirituality and the arts which reflects on the manner in which the imaginative, political and religious dimensions of life intersect. It will draw on writers such as Kavanagh, Heaney, and Yeats.

€55 (5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 24/09/2019 - 22/10/2019

11. Power, Force and Resignation: What is really going on in Ireland?

Jude Lal Fernando, Gillian Wylie           5 Nov.-3 Dec. 2019 (7.15-8.45pm)

In democratic societies like ours, we believe that there are no tyrannies. Yet, from homelessness to direct provision, from the uncertainty of employment to human trafficking and from long waiting lists for hospital appointments to rising costs of living we experience sheer powerlessness. How do we overcome powerlessness and regain true democracy against the seen and unseen tyrannies in our midst? What is our civic responsibility in protecting human rights?

€55 (5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 05/11/2019 - 03/12/2019

12. Silver Swans

Nadia Quick                                               25 Sept.-4 Dec. 2019    (10.30-11.30 am)

Silver Swans is a ballet class for the over 55s. Dance is now considered to be one of the most beneficial ways of improving mobility, posture, co-ordination and energy levels and imparting a sense of wellbeing and fun. No previous dance experience is necessary!

€75 (10 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR75.00

Date: 25/09/2019 - 04/12/2019

13. German (Conversation)

Ruzica Ruane                                               25 Sept.-4 Dec. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

Immerse yourself in German language and culture in this engaging class. Topical issues, art, literature and Austrian and German traditions are explored in a fun and informative way. The conversational manner is sure to boost both your confidence and fluency.

€110 (10 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR110.00

Date: 25/09/2019 - 04/12/2019

14. Amongst Women

John Scally                                              25 Sept.-23 Oct. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

This series considers the lives and times of five remarkable women: Brigid of Kildare, Teresa of Avila, Hildegard of Bingen, Nano Nagle and Mother Teresa. The focus will be on how their biographies and theologies continue to speak to us today.

€55 (5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 25/09/2019 - 23/10/2019

15. Too Tight a Corset? Being Catholic in Today’s Ireland

John Scally, Sabine Schratz OP                      6 Nov.-4 Dec. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

For many, at least part of the current crisis of the Catholic Church in Ireland is connected with Cardinal Paul Cullen, archbishop of Dublin 1852-1878. His Romanizing agenda was seen as suppressing the ancient Celtic Church. Is it possible that a return to the Celtic tradition holds the key to true reform today?

€55 (5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 06/11/2019 - 04/12/2019

16. Irish (Conversation)

Dáire Stevenson                                   26 Sept.-5 Dec. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

This module is designed for students to improve their skills in conversational Irish in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The emphasis will be on giving the student confidence to use the language in everyday situations. A good basic level of Irish is required. Fáilte roimh chách

€110 (10 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR110.00

Date: 26/09/2019 - 05/12/2019

17. French Level 4 (Advanced)

Marie Helène Dolan                                     26 Sept.-5 Dec. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

This module is for students who have a good command of French and would like to keep up to date with cultural, social and political developments in France and increase their fluency in spoken French. Relaxed and friendly atmosphere guaranteed. Au plaisir de vous voir ou de vous revoir!

€110 (10 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR110.00

Date: 26/09/2019 - 05/12/2019

18. Exploring English Literature

Phil Dunne                                                    26 Sept.-5 Dec. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

In this class, we read, discuss and share novels, poetry and drama. Our reading material is a  mixture of classical and contemporary work written in English and translated writing of both established and emerging writers. No prior knowledge is required. Our emphasis is on enjoyment.

€95 (9 weeks no class 17 Oct.)

Price: General Admission EUR95.00

Date: 26/09/2019 - 05/12/2019

19. Tai Chi for Health and Relaxation

Jane Bailey IBVM                                        26 Sept.-5 Dec. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

The ancient Chinese practice of Tai Chi is becoming ever more popular in the West. With its slow, gentle movements, it is an excellent way of promoting physical and mental well-being. Suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Beginners and improvers welcome.

€110 (10 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR110.00

Date: 26/09/2019 - 05/12/2019

20. “He Who Must Not Be Named”

Judith Charry, Amanda Dillon, Michael Dunleavy OP, Arslaan Khan, Sabine Schratz OP                                                                    26 Sept.-24 Oct. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

Images and names are powerful. Human cultures and religions are handling them with utmost care, especially when it comes to two opposite areas: evil and divine. We will explore this topic from a political, religious (Jewish, Muslim, Christian) and modern art perspective.

€55 (5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 26/09/2019 - 24/10/2019

21. Body, Mind, Spirit

Patrick Quinn                                                7 Nov.-5 Dec. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

This course will explore how body, soul, mind and spirit were understood by the following thinkers: Plato and Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Simone de Beauvoir and Teilhard de Chardin. Their subsequent influences on philosophy and theology will also be examined with portions of their writings available for scrutiny.  Handouts will be given and discussion welcomed.

€55 (5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 07/11/2019 - 05/12/2019

22. Sacred Dance / Dance Meditation

Terry Hennessy                                         27 Sept.-6 Dec. 2019 (10.30am-12.30pm)

Experience harmony of body, mind and spirit as you dance to beautiful music. Sacred dance is influenced by the classical and European folk traditions. No previous experience necessary - clear instructions are given. A warm welcome awaits all.

€140 (10 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR140.00

Date: 27/09/2019 - 06/12/2019

23. French Level 3 (Intermediate)

Marie Helène Dolan                                      27 Sept.-6 Dec. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

In this module, the emphasis is on easing students into conversational French. Learned grammatical concepts are revised and put into a variety of conversation-based exercises that strengthen comprehension and self-expression. These classes will give you the confidence to converse on a range of topics. À bientôt!

€110 (12 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR110.00

Date: 27/09/2019 - 06/12/2019

24. Paul as Missionary Disciple and Model

Sean Goan                                                  27 Sept.-25 Oct. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

Paul is described as the first interpreter of Jesus. He devoted his life to helping others make the connection between their new found faith in Christ and their experience of life. In this course we will consider keytexts from his writings with a view to seeing how they can assist people today in living a vibrant response to the Good News of Jesus Christ.

€55 (5 weeks)

Price: General Admission EUR55.00

Date: 27/09/2019 - 25/10/2019

25. Let the Spirit Lead!

Kieran O’Mahony OSA                                   8 Nov.-6 Dec. 2019 (10.30-12.00 noon)

Is mission at all possible even today? Many feel today we are back at square one and have to start all over again. We will look again at the very first outreach, as reported by the Acts of the Apostles.

€45 (4 weeks: no class 22 Nov.)

Price: General Admission EUR45.00

Date: 08/11/2019 - 06/12/2019