AGM Event: Theosony and Silences
Oct 28

AGM Event: Theosony and Silences

Date & Time
28 October 2021 7:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Registrations Close
26 October 2021 11:00 PM

Theosony and Silences: Listening to the sound of the Divine will be part of the EREMOS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021

7.15 – 9.00pm AEDT Thursday 28 October 2021

ONLINE using Zoom - all registrants will be sent a link and login.

We are excited to have our AGM online again this year which makes attendance for all our members possible no matter where you live. We hope you join us. Please be sure to book by 24 October.

AGM followed by Keynote speaker, Dr Sally Longley

The world is in great need of healing – at micro and macro levels. Engaging with silences can enable us to be peace-makers and healers. Rev. Nóirín Ní Riain, the Irish singer and modern mystic, coined the term ‘Theosony,’ to refer to the ‘sound of the Divine.’ 

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Sally will discuss how listening into the sounds of the divine through the many-textured nuances of silence, can bring us into rich conversational encounters. We will look at the everyday silences that greet us as we go about our work and play: these tiny houses of time that invite us in and offer us hospitality. 

Such little doors into silence can be found between words, within art, in architecture, and underlying all music. We will also look at the role of imagination as a valuable conversation partner with the Voice of silence. To pay attention to theosony, is to avail ourselves of transformation, which does not only transform us but as we engage with the world, we participate in tikkun olam: the healing of the world.  

Following the presentation there will be time for small group sharing and discussion with Sally.

Dr-Sally-Longley briefDr Sally Longley began her career as a University lecturer in Urban Studies before studying theology in London, South Africa and USA. She is a spiritual director and retreat leader and a qualified Giver of the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. She has authored two books: “Conversations on Silence” (see news item Wild Tracks of Silence) and “Walking the Labyrinth as the Beloved in John’s Gospel” and a 3 set DVD/video on “5 Ways to Pray”. Details on her website (

This event is free and open to all Eremos members. Bookings essential. Register using the 'Purchase Tickets' button on this page or email no later than 24th October. Please provide your name and phone number if booking by email. Registrants will be sent the link for the event and AGM reports.

This event is free and open to all Eremos members and supporters.
Bookings are essential by 24th October. 

Members who register will be sent the link for the event and AGM reports.

If you are not currently an Eremos member but interested in attending the presentation, we welcome your attendance. Please register as a non member and connect on Zoom as we start by 7:15. You are most welcome to attend the AGM or mute your computer and reconnect with us about 8 pm for the presentation.  

Schedule for the event: (Times are AEDT and are approximate)

7:00 – 7:15 pm

Connect via Zoom  (Registrants will be sent the link by 26th October)

 7:15 – 8 pm

Eremos Institute, Inc  Annual General Meeting

8:00 - 8:25

Keynote Speaker: Sally Longley

8:25 – 8:55

Small and large group Discussions

8:55 - 9

Blessing and close


For Eremos members:

  • If you wish to give permission for voting on your behalf to someone attending, email or post your details and the name of the proxy by 1 October

Post: Eremos Institute, 
c/- Pitt Street Uniting Church, 
264 Pitt St, Sydney NSW 2000

Event Type
EREMOS Annual General Meeting
Event Location
Online using zoom

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