Saturday, February 29th 2020 It was a great joy to gather together a group of interested, invested participants for a day of reflection and challenge on the theme of eco-justice in our world this February. As a centre, we are convinced that the climate change conversation is the most important of our time, but we are also struck by how challenging it is to discuss it in the face of deep social injustive and poverty in our cities. So we decided [...]
17 October 2019 represents an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts and struggles of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard and a moment to recognize that poor people are in the forefront in the fight against poverty.” United Nations, Report of the Secretary General, A/61/308, para. 58 Testimonies from brave people experiencing the violence of poverty were given at the Dublin Human Rights and Poverty Stone. The focus was on children’s’ suffering because of poverty in [...]
The Season of Creation is our special time for the Creator and each other, when we live out our faith’s call to care for creation. From September 1 to October 4, Christians around the world celebrate the Season of Creation. Some of us pray, some of us do hands-on projects, some of us advocate.We all protect creation. It’s powerfully good work that’s urgently needed. https://www.catholicbishops.ie/2019/07/17/season-of-creation-2019/
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
Our biodiversity garden is blooming and now we are seeding new areas around it for grass and planting under the trees. This is a real labour of love by the sisters and students here with many plants grown from seeds. If you are coming along to any of our upcoming events, be sure to arrive early and visit the welcoming, inspiring space that is being created here. A joyful Spring garden reminds us to live in the present moment. [...]
As part of their Gaisce placement, Aoife & Paige created a video advertising the centre. You can watch it here, please feel welcome to share it with friends & family.
It was lovely to visit the Lantern Centre in Synge street for a multicultural celebration of International Women’s Day 2019 last Friday. Thanks to Doris, Sisters of Faith for Peace for the photos!