February 2016

Carol Service 2015 – Winter Clothing Donation To Dublin Simon Community

      We would like to share the thanks extended from the Dublin Simon Community for the winter clothing donations received from the Carol Services attendees. “As valued members of our community, you ensure our light at Simon will continue to shine for people in their darkest hour. On behalf of our clients and residents who rely on our services, I would like to thank you most sincerely for your thoughtful donation of winter clothing for our services, collected during your carol [...]

CDETB Finglas group at the Margaret Aylward Centre.

In the City of Dublin Education and Training Board (CDETB) we believe that education should be available and accessible to all of our population. Some images of the CDETB Finglas group at the Margaret Aylward Centre. https://www.facebook.com/CDETBFinglas/photos/a.1224601710901992.1073741841.454671211228383/1224603924235104/?type=3&theater  

January 2016


    This week in January has developed as an annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It is bookended with World Day of Migrants and Refugees celebrated on January 17 and National Holocaust Memorial Day which will be celebrated on January 24.  These events remind us of the fractured nature of humanity.  We are reminded too of the hope and potential greatness of humanity. We believe that our world can be different. Here at the Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and [...]

December 2015

November 2015

Loss of Life in Paris: Solidarity and Prayer Litany

16 Nov 2015 Global We stand in solidarity with the people of Paris and of France. We recognise these acts of terrorism are also directed to all women and men of good will, people who wish to live in peace and allow their neighbours to live in peace. We, whose only weapons are our prayers, pray: For those who have died as victims of these acts terrorism, may they rest in peace, For those in the fire-arms trade, may God soften their hearts [...]

October 2015

Christ Church Cathedral Visit

  Sisters of Faith for Peace are women of all faiths and cultures who come together to work for the common purpose of peace, believing that we are all created by God and lasting peace can be achieved by women working  in cooperation with men, in mutual dignity and respect. Sr Brenda Quinn from the Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue recently met Doris Mc Cann, the Chairwoman of the group SFP, who subsequently invited her to attend a social gathering on October [...]

The Margaret Aylward Centre listed in the “10 best properties to visit.”

  Open House Dublin, the city’s weekend celebration of architecture organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) The Margaret Aylward Centre is listed in the “10 best properties to visit.” “It’s not every day you head off to explore the architecture of an Irish convent, but the Holy Faith Sisters have opened their Margaret Aylward Centre overlooking the Botanic Gardens and the Tolka River in Glasnevin this weekend. Designed by MOLA Architecture, the centre includes a theatre, a sacred space, and a series of [...]

International Day of the Girl Child

On Oct 11 each year Holy Faith Sisters, Associates and colleagues commemorate the life of Margaret Aylward, foundress of the Holy Faith Sisters, in whose honour we named our centre.  In her day, the late 19th century, she was a well- known activist in Dublin, working on behalf of poor people, setting up many schools. She believed that education was the key to a better future. Since December 2011, October 11 is now International Day of the Girl Child. The [...]