The eight days I spent in Northern Ireland were nothing less than magical for me. Gareth and Brian provided a soft place to land as they held the retreat participants in safety, trust and humor. The land of my grandfather called to me at a cellular level and I felt like I had arrived home. The amazing people we were introduced to only strengthened my resolve to dig deeper into the work of peace and reconciliation. The retreat was real—like the people in Northern Ireland—no gimmicks, no pretense, no pat answers—just a deep soul-to-soul encounter of grace. It will be unlike any other retreat you’ve been on. You will experience yourself gently opened to story—the story of the land, of the people, and if you are ready, the story of your own soul’s journey.
- Penny Nixon