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 [...]
The team at the Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue wish you a very Happy Christmas. Thank you for your support in 2015. May the New Year bring you peace and abundant blessings.
The Holy Faith Sisters warmly invite you to an Advent prayer and reflection in Taize style on Friday, 4 December 2015 from 7.30 – 8.30pm in the Convent chapel, Holy Faith Convent Glasnevin, enter by chapel side door.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
http://www.globalgoals.org/ On September 25th 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things in the next 15 years. End extreme poverty. Fight inequality & injustice. Fix climate change. The Global Goals for sustainable development could get these things done. In all countries. For all people.
Culture Night Sr Pat O’Malley & Sr Regina Bell working hard to provide the magnificent Flower arrangements One of the many flower arrangemets One of the many flower arrangemets One of the many flower arrangemets Mixed Media Sculptures Mixed Media Sculptures Mixed Media Sculptures Mixed Media Sculptures Preparing to go on the guided walk Maria Cullen & Howard Fox Nightfall at the centre Nightfall at the centre Evening view at the centre Taize Prayer Taize Prayer
Hilary Etomike (Rev) taking time out from his studies at DCU for some reflection at the Margaret Aylward Centre.