Dear Friends, We welcome you to the Spirituality Center and ask for your understanding in order to gather safely during the pandemic.

  • Registration is required 10 days prior for all programs. Only registered guests can be admitted.
  • Programs attendance is limited based on social-distance requirements. 
  • Certain programs are held in the Spirituality Center Conference Room. Some programs are offered via ZOOM; see descriptions below for location.
  • For programs held at the Spirituality Center, please enter via the Spirituality Center entrance at the rear of the Notre Dame building, 30 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich. Face coverings must be worn at all times. Temperatures will be taken and recorded upon entering.
  • Any questions, please call 978-380-1574. Thank you!

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Winter Programs, 2021

Morning or Evening of Prayer for Women

Tuesday, March 9, 9:00 – 10:30 AM; repeated 6:30 – 8:00 PM – ZOOM

“Come, Let Us Return”
As we journey more deeply into this most holy time, we come to a deeper realization of our need for conversion. Our call is to put on the mind and heart of Jesus Christ so that we may follow him more closely. This is no small order. It calls us to look more deeply within ourselves and notice and attend to the places that call for a change of heart. this time together will enable us to do just that. Come and join us as we pray, reflect and share together.
We will gather on ZOOM for gentle prayer, input and reflection,
Presenter: Sr. Catherine Griffiths

Free will offering
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Seven Sorrows of Mary

Saturday, March 13, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon – ZOOM

For centuries, Mary has been given the title, “Mother of Sorrows” or “Our Lady of Sorrows.” During this morning of reflection, we will reflect upon the events that caused great heartache in Mary’s life. We will reflect upon Mary as someone who is symbolic of ourselves and others. Thomas Merton writes, “Mary is the Mother of Christ in us.”

Presenter: Sr Peggy Cummins, Mary MacGillivray
Free will offering
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Oscar Romero Icon

“A Spirituality of Liberation: the Spiritual Journey of Saint Oscar Romero as an Experience of Conversion.”  

Saturday, March 20, 9:30am to 12:00. At the Spirituality Center
Wednesday, March 24, 5:30 to 8:00, repeated on ZOOM 

As we commemorate the assassination (martyrdom) of Archbishop (now saint) Oscar Romero of El Salvador (March, 1980), we’ll follow the evolution of Romero’s spiritual journey from a humble Rome-educated priest to an outspoken leader in the Latin American Church. A key focus of this retreat will be his experience of conversion and what conversion might mean to any of us. We will also remember the four murdered church women, Maura, Ita, Jean and Dorothy. There will be presentation, dialogue and time for quiet reflection.
Presenter: Art McDonald, PhD.

Free will offering
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Recurring Programs

Centering Prayer, at the Spirituality Center

Saturdays, Please note that the gathering originally scheduled for Feb 13 is postponed to Feb 20, March 13
9:30 to 11:00 am
Come experience Centering Prayer, a form of silent contemplative prayer. Held in the Spirituality Center conference room.
Presenters: Spirituality Center Staff 

Free will offering
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Omega Group Gatherings
currently gathering via ZOOM

Wednesdays, January 13, 2021, February 3, February 24, March 17
4:30 to 6:00 pm
Based in Teilhardian insight and recent work of Ilia Delio, OSF, among others, we explore integrating this new consciousness into everyday lives.
Facilitators: Mary Boretti, SNDdeN, Ellen Keane, SNDdeN

Free will offering
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For “FEE-BASED” events, please complete the Registration Form, at least 10 days in advance and send with your deposit to:
          Notre Dame Spirituality Center
          30 Jeffreys Neck Road,
          Ipswich, MA 01938
Pre-registration is requested for all programs.
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