February 2018

Happy St Brigid’s Day!

Today, February 1 – marks the first day of spring,  also known as Lá Fhéile Bhríde, Saint Brigid’s Feast Day. The cold, dark winter days will give way to long, bright, warmer Spring days. St Brigid’s Day may brings back childhood memories of making the ‘Brigid Cross’ at school. This small cross is usually woven from rushes and has four arms tied at the ends and a woven square in the middle.        

January 2018

Vacancy: Director, Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue

Applications are now invited for the position of Director.                                                                       Opened in 2014, the Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue is a location for gatherings for spiritual and human development. The Centre serves as a place for ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue and activity. It is [...]

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

2017 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

“Wherever men and women are condemned to live in poverty, human rights are violated. To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.”   Father Joseph Wresinski– founder of the International Movement ATD Fourth World  Remembering people who struggle with the violence of poverty –  Tuesday, 17 February 2017 marked the 30th anniversary of the first Human Rights and Poverty stone having been laid in Paris. The Lord Mayor Mícheál MacDonnch addressed the gathering held at the Social Justice and Poverty [...]

September 2017

World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

Friday, September 1st is World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, celebrated by the Orthodox Church since 1989 and by the Catholic Church since 2015. It is also the beginning of the Season of Creation, which ends on October 4th, the feast day of St. Francis. On Friday, take a moment to appreciate and give thanks for God’s gifts of nature. Join with Christians around the world praying for creation. Together with Pope Francis, pray for our common home: A Prayer for Our Earth All-powerful God, you [...]

June 2017

Stories from the Edge

“When people tell their stories……barriers dissolve.  Connections are made.  Trust increases.  Knowledge is transmitted.  Wisdom is shared.  A common language is birthed.  And a deep sense of interdependence is felt”  Mitch Ditkoff,   STORYTELLING AT WORK How clearly our gathering of June 13 proved the truth of this quotation.  On that fine summer’s evening a group of 30-35 people came to listen to stories, Stories from the Edge.  The three speakers shared their recent experiences of living and working with people [...]