Queensland region

Queensland Region

ANSD Members live in various locations in Queensland including the tropical far North, the dry North West and the South East of the State.

 

The network had its beginnings with a group who met with David Binns, Anglican Priest, at the Old Friary. Brookfield, over 25 years ago.

 

Today, the network is vibrant and energetic and varies its places for meetings and presentations.

There is regular email contact with Members and Friends wherever they live in this vast State.

Retreat days and offerings from ANSD and other like organisations are advertised in these communications.

 All are welcome to attend

 

The ANSD Queensland coordinator is Jo-anne Brown   Email Jo-anne

 

ANSD Qld 2020 report

Please RSVP to Jo for all events: email Jo
Suggested donation for all events (unless otherwise specified) is $25 or what you can afford.

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Saturday, 22nd May 2021Trauma and Transformation – Lisa Coles

9:00 for 9:30am – 3:30pm. Tea/Coffee will be provided. BYO morning tea and lunch
Venue: St Francis Theological College, Milton . Suggested donation to ANSD Qld is $25 or what you can afford.

There is a growing field of research, awareness and conversation around Spiritual Direction and working
with trauma that highlights the benefits for healing and the opportunities for profound transformative
work. Indeed, the experience of trauma presents the directee with invitations to engage with God at deep
levels that are difficult to access almost any other way. We will contemplatively look at this sacred work
for Spiritual Directors.

Lisa Coles is a Spiritual Director with a special interest in trauma and transformation. She is Executive Prin-
cipal of Arethusa College – a trauma-informed, transformation-focused high school for students for whom
mainstream education has not worked. She loves rain and reading and green spaces, preferably all at the
same time. She’s not good at work-life balance, moderation or exercise but firmly believes in cheese.

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Saturday, 19th June 2021A 21st Century Paradigm Shift: Historical Jesus to Cosmic Christ – Janet Galos

9:30 for 10:00am – 3:00pm. Tea/Coffee will be provided. BYO morning tea, lunch and journal
Venue: Villa Maria Spirituality Centre, 123 Warren Street, Fortitude Valley. Suggested Donation to ANSD: $25

Hymn to the Cosmic Christ Colossians 1:15-20
He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and
on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers
– all things have been created through him and for him. (NRSV)

Session 1: 10 – 11am: After introductions, we will begin the day with music and a short liturgy.

We will then explore together some of the foundational biblical texts that give rise to the
idea of a “Cosmic Christ”.

Session 2: 11.30 – 12:30pm: A short clip with Joanna Macy will lead us into the contempo-
rary scene. We will explore, via PowerPoint presentation, the impact of modern science – evolu-
tionary theory and quantum physics – on our new/old understanding of the Christ… Insights
from Teilhard de Chardin, Illia Delio, Richard Rohr, Matthew Fox, Judy Cannato and others will
help us on our way.

Session 3: 1:15 – 1:45pm: Quiet time – time to reflect/journal on what has touched you
most, and/or to read and reflect on some additional short readings which will be provided.

Session 4: 1:50 – 2.20:pm: We will share insights about the importance of the idea of the
“Cosmic Christ” for us personally and societally.

2.20: Closing Prayer

Janet Galos is a retired disability educator, with post-graduate degrees in Education and Theology (Christian Spirituality). She has
been a Meditator with the WCCM since 2008. Her passion now lies in bringing together various elements of the Christian tradi-
tion which will shape a vibrant 21 st century spirituality: one that is both in tune with modern cultural and scientific understand-
ings and which is inspired and energized by the contemplative way.

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Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th July 2021The Healing Power of Dreams: A Retreat – Ross and Jo Brown

Venue: Mt. Alford Lodge, Mt Alford (near Boonah). https://www.mountalfordlodge.com.au/
Cost:-  $340 – Cost includes meals, accommodation, use of Lodge facilities, and retreat materials

During this retreat there will be time to learn more about the language of dreams,
to explore our own dreams and the dreams of others in a safe space, and to reflect
creatively on dreams, leading us into a deeper understanding and welcoming of
how our dreams can bring healing.

The retreat will include times of reflection, group dream-work, creative expression,
individual dream-work, time to listen to God and to listen to each other, and the
opportunity to simply sit with our dreams in the presence of God.

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Friday, 13th August 2021 A Quiet Day Beside the Sea (Coochiemudlo Island) – Heather Eckersley

9:30 am – 3:30 pm. Tea, coffee, etc. will be provided, BYO morning tea and lunch
Venue: Coochiemudlo Island.

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Friday 10th September 2021 – Some Puzzling Stories of the Scriptures – Patrick Oliver, by Zoom

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Saturday 2nd October 2021Retreat Day: Seven Stages of Suffering – A Spiritual Path for Transformation – Catherine Hefferan rsm

9:30am – 3:15pm. Morning tea will be provided. BYO lunch.
Venue: JISA Faber, 111 Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Bardon. Tel: 3368 2450.

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Saturday, 19th November 2021 The Closeness of the Divine – Denise Brosnan, followed by planning for 2022

9:00 for 9:30am – 1:00pm. Tea, coffee, etc., will be provided. Please BYO morning tea and lunch.
Venue: Villa Maria Spirituality Centre, 123 Warren Street, Fortitude Valley