The Annual Quiet Day for Clergy and readers of the diocese was held on Thursday 25th February in Saint Mary’s Church Cong. Some 30 clergy and readers gathered from every corner of TKA to the calmness of this lakeside idyl on the isthmus between loughs Corrib and Mask. The Archbishop of Armagh, Most Revd. Richard Clarke, was our guest for the day and we greatly appreciated him taking time out from a very busy schedule to be with us in The West.
The day of reflection began with a celebration of the Holy Eucharist led by bishop Rooke. Then the Primate led our thoughts in two sessions either side of lunch.
Archbishop Clarke based his reflections on the writings of two poets; George Herbert and R.S. Thomas, both Welsmen who were also anglican priests. In a very gentle and contemplative way the Archbishop led our thoughts and encouraged silence and stillness during the two sessions.