The Centre for Celtic Spirituality




 These classes will be helpful for anyone seeking a deeper spiritual life – especially anyone interested in exploring basic teaching on Christian meditation as a way to finding stillness and meaning in their life.

Meditation is a very powerful aid to inner peace.

This simple practice is based on the teaching of the Benedictine Monk, John Main, who said – ‘The important aim in Christian meditation is to allow God’s mysterious and silent presence within us to become more and more not only a reality but the reality which gives meaning, shape and purpose to everything we do, everything we are.’

John Main’s work is carried on by the World Community for Christian Meditation and its Director FR LAURENCE FREEMAN OSB clip_image002 (

If you would be interested in learning more about the practice of Christian Meditation, come along to a class and find out more for yourself.


Meditation classes usually take place on the first and third Mondays of each month at The Navan Centre, Armagh – from 10.15a.m. to 11.00a.m.


If you are interested in joining a class please EMail or telephone 02838870667 – or just turn up!

Dates for meditation classes 2017-8  (All classes at 10.15a.m., finishing at 11:00a.m.)

September 4th and 18th

October 2nd and 16th

November 6th and 20th

December 4th

January 15th

February 5th and 19th

March 5th and 26th

April 16th

May 21st

June 4th

June 18th – please note – THIS CLASS WILL COMMENCE AT 11.15A.M.

John Main said –   “To learn to meditate you have to learn to be silent and not to be afraid of silence…. ..In meditation we cross the threshold from background noise into silence. This is vital for us because silence is necessary if the human spirit is to thrive and to be creative. Silence releases a creative response to life, to our environment and friends because it gives our spirit room to breathe, room to be. In silence we do not have to justify ourselves, apologise or impress anyone. Just be.”

(From Word Made Flesh by John Main, Medi Media, US, 1991.)