Easter is a time of death and renewal. Every year the Avila centre in Donnybrook run a Holy Thursday Retreat starting at 2pm. According to Jim Noonan OCD, this is one of their most popular retreats – a time when people are coming out of the season of Lent and beginning to prepare for the Easter Triduum.
Miriam Gormally from Soul Waves Radio met with Jim Noonan to find out more about the retreat as well as discuss some of the symbolism of Easter being around birthing and new life, in particular its link with the new life that begins in Spring. They also addressed the fact that the crucifix is an incredibly gruesome event and that its meaning and mystery is something that is very difficult for us to understand today.