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 [...]

February 2017

January 2017

Holocaust Memorial Service 2017

January 26 2017 |  7.30 pm – 9.00 pm Join us to remember the millions of people who have died or whose lives have been changed beyond recognition during the Holocaust and in subsequent genocides. On this evening we will honour the survivors of these regimes and challenge ourselves to use the lessons of their experience to inform our lives today. Friday, 27 January 2017 marks the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp. Our gathering will be led by Judith Charry. Cost:  [...]

July 2015

June 2015

Summer in the Centre 

There was great joy and excitement when our new wall hanging arrived on June 5. We commissioned Daiva Stasiukynaite to carry out this work. We wanted colour; a piece that would inspire and draw us into beauty, silence and contemplation. This, and more, is what Daiva has achieved. Daiva is a Lithuania-born, Irish-based textile designer, who loves natural fibres and works under Daiva’s Textiles brand producing local and quality wearable and fine art textiles. Her work reflects her love of [...]

April 2015

Home From South Sudan

Sr. Brenda Quinn, Director of the Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue, has recently returned to Ireland after spending two months in South Sudan.  The Holy Faith Sisters are working collaboratively with the St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, also known as the Kiltegan Fathers, in the establishment of a primary school in Riwoto, a village in a very remote area in the south of South Sudan. “It was a wonderful experience of life in a different culture with some of [...]