Carmel has become a popular retreat facilitator and spiritual teacher. Many who initially attended her performances desired to go deeper and so she responded to invitations by offering retreats ranging from mini-retreats to facilitating eight-day retreats. The key theme for these retreats are inspired by her interpretation of a Celtic Christian Spirituality that in her opinion holds much richness and inspiration for a contemporary spirituality. Her own psycho-spiritual learning, experience and development and her exposure to the writings of Christian mystics and contemporary spiritualities, has led to the wide range of spiritual themes she now offers at her retreats and sacred performances. She has also facilitated retreats, missions and workshops with her companion in ministry Dr. Geraldine Holton.
Many have described her as a spiritual teacher, gently opening up for participants an exploration of their own spirituality and providing inspiring spiritual nourishment for living from a place of deeper awareness of Divine presence in their lives. Having co-founded An Croí Wisdom Institute, which means ‘the heart’ it is true to say the the metaphor of the heart is central to her work and gently opening and softening the heart is at the core of her ministry. Her own efforts to live a spiritually centred life adds to the authentic quality of her presence and presentations. There is a freshness in her perspective and the sometimes vulnerable offering of her story and songs resonates with the greater sacred story of relationship with the Beloved and we all share. Along with the unique power of her songs she offers perennial wisdom and an opportunity to experience Divine Presence, healing and love and be renewed and transformed by it.
Below are some of the online retreat offerings that can be followed in your own time in your own space. Just contact Carmel if you are interested in any of these retreats and she will set up a private schedule for you.