Over six Monday evenings (Roscommon) and Thursday evenings (Sligo), 8 – 9.30 pm, beginning Monday 24th April and Thursday 27th April respectively, two groups of adults will undertake a shared exploration of the above topic, drawing on sacred scripture, their own life-experiences and the following recently published book (Veritas publications) by Glenstal Benedictine Monk, Fr. Columba McCann OSB: 

We look forward to welcoming all who would like to join us on ‘a come-and-see basis’, and to welcoming on an ongoing basis all who enjoy the initial sessions.

Initiative Objectives

  • To explore, through conversation, reading and short periods of prayer, our ‘Easter’ identity and how we possess it,
  • To unpack key teachings of Blessed Columba Marmion, i.e. as they reveal God’s outreach to us in and through Christ
  • To stimulate learning and faith-enquiry in a gentle, light-hearted and non-threatening way
  • To grow in friendship through our time together.

What can you expect?

Our initiative comprises six sessions, each one-and-a-half hours in length.


  • Word of Welcome 
  • Facilitator to introduce:
    • this initiative
    • Blessed Columba Marmion
    • Fr. Columba McCann OSB
    • What is meant by ‘our Easter identity’
  • Distribution of reading materials
    Each participant will be presented with a copy of Fr. Columba’s book (to keep), a Christian Community Bible (Catholic Pastoral Study Edition) (on loan) and a short booklet to support engagement
  • Scripture exploration exercise
  • Shared reading of opening chapter of Becoming Human, Becoming Divine and related discussion
  • Short period of  scripture-based prayer
  • Concluding exercise


  • Word of welcome
  • Everyone given an opportunity to share thoughts etc. arising from personal reflections since previous session.
  • Scripture exploration exercise
  • Shared reading of designated chapter of Becoming Human, Becoming Divine and related discussion
  • Short period of  scripture-based prayer
  • Concluding exercise


(on Monday evenings)

Room 19,
St. Coman’s Club,
Abbey St.,
F42 YT51

(on Thursday evenings)
Meeting Room (Ground Floor),
Gillooly Hall,
Adelaide St.
F91 N521


A donation of €20 to €30.00 would be appreciated from those who can afford to contribute.  This will assist the organisers meet related costs, including book and contribution toward room hire, light, heat and hospitality.

Facilitators very kindly give their time free-of-charge.

Commitment (participants)

In addition to attending sessions participants will be encouraged to give one hour between sessions to reading and related reflection.  This will greatly enrich discussion during sessions.  

Reservation of Places

To be assured of a place please communicate your interest to Justin Harkin @ 087 6171526 / [email protected] .

Expression of Gratitude

Our thanks to Fr. Columba McCann OSB for allowing us use the above book in this way and for selecting many of the scripture passages with which we will engage.

Further Enquiries

Please ring, text or email Justin on 087 6171526  /  [email protected] 


UPDATED :  20/4/2023.