This retreat was an eye-opener for me. I’m grateful to have seen the beauty of Northern Ireland, and also to learn more about the long-standing political tensions there. It was inspiring to hear from people who worked to establish the peace that ended the terrible violence of “The Troubles,” and from people who are working today on peace and reconciliation. I loved the quiet of the countryside in County Down and the spectacular Mourne mountains, the lively haven of the Corrymeela community, and the illuminating experience of our long walk through Belfast. Gareth Higgins, a native of Belfast, is ideally suited to open up the treasures of this unique part of the world.
- Beloved Author Kathleen Norris