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We saw the Star …

We saw the star

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (WPCU), in the northern hemisphere, is traditionally observed from the 18 – 25 January – the octave of St Peter and St Paul. The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 is on the theme: We saw the star in the East, and we came to worship him. (Mt 2:2) At least once ...

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Nollaig na mBan

Nollaig na mBan

January 6th marks the end of the Christmas season in Ireland. But along with the 25th and 26th, Nollaig na mBan is one of the most important days of the Christmas Calendar. Traditionally it was the day where Irish women, who had worked tirelessly for weeks to create Christmas magic for their families, had the day completely to themselves. It’s ...

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Radical Waiting for His Coming

Radical Waiting

“In Advent, we proclaim and celebrate our hope and our trust that our God is faithful: that the Lord will come again and again to rescue us, to heal us, to console us, to be with all that he has called into life. God calls us forward to a new world, to embrace a new future. That is God’s deeper ...

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Orange the World

Orange the World

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today and is a threat to millions of girls and women online and offline. It affects women regardless of their age, background, or level of education. This violence takes many forms, including physical, sexual, or psychological violence, as well as ...

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Our Presentation Day Novena

Presentation Day

The Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple takes place on Sunday, 21st November 2021.  This is a Feast that is celebrated with great joy throughout the world, wherever there are Presentation people. The content of this year’s novena has been prepared by Sisters from the Conference of Presentation Sisters* who have put together these inspiring reflections.  Together ...

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Journeying together with the Spirit

A global tragedy such as the Covid-19 pandemic has made the already existing inequalities and inequities gain momentum almost exponentially. Humanity seems increasingly shaken by processes of massification and fragmentation.  The tragic condition faced by migrants in all regions of the world shows how high and strong the barriers dividing the single human family still are.  Indeed, the Encyclicals Laudato ...

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The 2022 Sabbatical Programme

Sabbatical Programme 2022

The Sabbatical Programme at Mount St. Anne’s  is a very particular experience, as the very beautiful  and peaceful surroundings form the best backdrop possible to a 4-week programme that aims to provide just the right rhythm and space to reflect, refresh and renew, through a carefully structured programme of daily prayer, liturgy, and ritual  built around formal inputs by the ...

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Taking time out

Taking Time Out

As we emerge to more hopeful and light-filled summer days, it’s time to look towards ‘taking time out’ to rest, renew and recharge your whole being.  The following Rest/Holiday Opportunities are currently on offer at Mount St. Anne’s. Taking time to ‘take time out’ is … a graced moment in time an opportunity for healing a time to slow down ...

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Vocation Music Award 2021

This is an opportunity to participate in a song contest with a difference – as the song revolves around the theme of ‘vocation’. The term vocation can be understood very broadly here: from the vocation to marriage and family, to priesthood and religious life, to the call of God to love and follow Him.  It is concerned with the questions: ...

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With you always

With you always

Pope Francis has instituted a Church-wide celebration of a World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. Starting this year, it will be held on the fourth Sunday of July (Sunday 25th July 2021) close to the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus.  The theme chosen by Pope Francis for this inaugural commemoration is “I am ...

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