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Our Ancient Future

The 2018 Conference of European University Chaplains (#CEUC2018) is taking place in Dublin from the 4-8th June 2018. CEUC 2018 will be hosted by CN3 (the Chaplaincy Network at Third Level in Ireland) which includes chaplains from universities, colleges and institutes of technology across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Ireland’s heritage and history provides a deep well of spiritual insight and ...

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CG2018 Website

About CG2018 The first phase of the Congregational Gathering of the Presentation Sisters (Union) (CG2018) takes place in Cork from 19 – 26 April, with the second phase taking place in Dublin from 29 April – 14 May 2018. Communications from CG2018 will include: Information sent by the Congregational Gathering Secretary by email to all Communities Photographs & Daily Reflections, ...

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Walking with Nano

Presentation Sisters from across the world were joined by the Cork public in a twilight procession through the city last evening to mark the 300th anniversary of Nano Nagle’s birth.   Almost sixty Presentation Sisters from Ireland and across the world are currently in Cork as delegates to our Congregational Gathering (CG2018), on behalf of over eleven hundred Sisters worldwide.  Among ...

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Junk Kouture Finalists

Congratulations to four outstanding, talented teams from Presentation Secondary School, Clonmel who got through to the 2018 Junk Kouture Final. Shortlisted  from an initial 4,600 students, they appeared  in ‘The 3 Arena’, Dublin on 19th of April led by their Art teachers Ms. Fennell and Ms. Murphy, with Keyara Connolly who did the make up. Each team had 60 seconds to impress ...

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Revolution in fashion

Five years ago this week, 1,138 young women and men working in a textile factory in Bangladesh lost their lives when the building (which had notable signs of danger and deterioration) collapsed.  This tragedy sent shockwaves around the world, not just because of the lives lost, but because it showed the result of the unsafe and unhealthy working conditions that our ...

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Send an SOS for Syria

Every day the reality of ‘our suffering world’ is brought to the fore. It can often times a ‘news item’ for a matter of hours or at best a few days or weeks, and then life moves on to the next live broadcast. It is 7 years ago since the reality of the suffering of the people in Syria first ...

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Making the SDG’s real

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are the global community’s response to the urgent economic, social and environmental problems facing the world today, from climate change to global poverty and inequality. The 17 SDG’s set out a bold vision for achieving a more sustainable world by the year 2030. Ireland has a particular interest in the SDG’s.  It is worth noting ...

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Listen, discern and live

The World Day of Prayer for Vocations is Sunday, April 22nd 2018. The purpose of this Day of Prayer for Vocations is to publicly celebrate vocations to ordained ministry and religious life in all its forms.  Many parishes and religious institutes commemorate this day with prayer for vocations and vocation promotion events.  2018 marks the 55th Anniversary of the World Day ...

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Wisdom and Wonder

Please Note: Unfortunately, Mount St. Anne’s have had to cancel this event due to insufficient numbers.  Apologies for any disappointment this may cause. A Day of Reflection in Memory of Thomas Merton. Date:  Saturday, 12th May 2018 – 9.30 am to 4.15 pm Venue: Mount St. Anne’s Retreat & Conference Centre, Killinard, Portarlington, (Co. Laois) This event facilitated by Dr. ...

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Sister India

‘Sister India’ is a new documentary by Irish filmmaker Myles O’Reilly, which is currently being screened at a number of film festivals in Ireland and in India.  It tells the story of a 91-year-old Presentation Sister,   Sr. Loreto (Peg) Houlihan who was born near Carrick-on-Suir in Co Tipperary in 1927 and who has spent 70 years teaching in India. Sister ...

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