We had nine lovely days together in late June, where we meditated, reflected and lived in silence here, by day. Led by Korko Moses SJ, a Jesuit based in Kolkatta diocese in India, over 30 participants were given a taster of Ashram in the beautiful surroundings of the centre here. It was a real blessing for us all.
We were delighted to welcome our own Holy Faith Sisters Extended Leadership Team, for a week of meetings in July. It was a blessed and fruitful time for all, full of hope and good humour. ” Let us therefore take heart again and begin anew” (Margaret Aylward 1:1857)
It was a pleasure to welcome the Parish Pastoral Council of the Parish of the Travelling People to the centre in July. We wish the parish all the very best for the year ahead as they celebrate their 40th anniversary as a faith community. www.ptrav.ie/ Parish of the Travelling People
On Tuesday, May 26, some of our staff and friends visited the FARFAR group in Rialto. They came to our centre last November. FARFAR Visit Every Tuesday this group of Muslim women gather with Gemma Mc Kenna, formerly of Partners in Faith, in her flat in the newly refurbished Fatima Mansions. There they learn English and support each other in the process of adjusting to a new country and culture. We had a delightful time together as the women shared [...]
On March 5 2015 TY students from St Mary’s Secondary School Glasnevin, along with Architect Evelyn D’Arcy and Art Teacher Cathy Kavanagh took a study tour of the Margaret Alward Centre in the school campus grounds. Designed by Móla architecture, the exquiste design, amazing views and combination of natural and ultra-modern materials inspired all. Back in the classroom, the students started hatching their own design ideas…see www.mydesignjournal.ie for more info and blog posts from the IAF’s schools programme. See gallery [...]
A talk on the Christmas Eve Truce 1914 took place at Margaret Aylward centre for Faith and Dialogue on Monday 15th December 2014. The talk was given by Don Mullan, a long term campaigner for justice, non-violence and reconciliation. Originally from Derry, Don was a child witness to the awful events of Bloody Sunday 1972, in which 13 unarmed people lost their lives while participating in a civil rights demonstration in Derry. Inspired to confront injustice, Don as a [...]
On Saturday, 22 November 2014 twenty one members of the St. Brigid’s GNS Finglas West choir of 1977 gathered together to remember a young friend, Suzanne Donnelly whom they lost tragically 37 years ago. Earlier this year the group reunited to discover that throughout the 37 years none of them had ever forgotten their dear friend Suzanne, and so they decided that they would like to have a special day to remember and to celebrate Suzanne’s short but special [...]
We were delighted to welcome the FARFAR group from Fatima Mansions in Dublin. Ten Muslim women accompanied by Gemma Mc Kenna, formerly of Partners In Faith spent some time informally sharing key Muslim practices that are part of their everyday lives. (more…)