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Soul questions

There is something about the silent rhythmic background that all of a sudden arrives unannounced at this time of year, as we begin to  slow down and rest a bit in the light of summer days. This particular light and stillness amidst the ongoing bustle of life, can often bring us to notice and experience the ordinary ‘happenings’ of days ...

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She loved much …

Happy Feast of Mary Magdalene! In the rhythm of the Christian year, this is the day when we especially remember and celebrate this friend,  and disciple of Jesus who, along with other women, provided support for his ministry. For proclaiming the news of Christ’s resurrection, the Magdalene became known as the “Apostle to the Apostles.” Mary Magdalene was a follower ...

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A very dangerous activity

[…] contemplation is a very dangerous activity. It not only brings us face to face with God, it brings us, as well, face to face with the world, and then it brings us face to face with the self; and then, of course, something must be done. Something must be filled up, added to, freed from, begun again, ended at ...

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Prayer

Yesterday I read a beautiful piece from Global Sisters Report (GSR).  The theme of this feature piece is: ‘The Life: In prayer, sisters find the unconditional love of God’. In it the panellists share a variety of approaches that help bring them into union with God.  […] But all approaches ultimately involve a personal encounter of love, a contemplative experience with ...

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St. Brigid’s Day

A contemporary Irish Art Exhibition opens in London from 23rd January to 1st February 2019 entitled  ‘St. Brigid’s Day’.  It is part of the Irish Embassy in London’s St Brigid’s Day Celebration of Women and creativity. Organised by Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland, with the support of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Irish Embassy to Great Britain. ...

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Click to Pray

During the past weekend at the Sunday Angelus in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis unveiled an official App ‘Click to Pray’.   This is a media platform that invites men and women from around the world, to accompany the Pope in a mission of compassion for the world. There is a website and a mobile app, for Android and iOS, with its social networks, available in six ...

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Let us not forget hospitality

Do not forget to show hospitality, for by so doing some people have welcomed angels without knowing it. (Hebrews 13:2)   After The pilgrimage of trust, organised by Taizé community in December in Madrid, brother Alois proposed a reflection on several aspects of hospitality. First proposal: Discover the source of hospitality in God From the beginning of the universe, God ...

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WYD – A Celebration of Faith

Preparations are underway for the Catholic Church’s World Youth Day (WYD) that takes centre stage in Panama City, January 22-27 2019.  Pope Francis will join the celebrations from January 23 onwards. The World Youth Day (WYD) is a worldwide encounter with the Pope, which takes plece every three years in a different country. The previous WYD was in Krakow, Poland from July 26th ...

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Called to be Mystics event – June 2019

You are invited to join us for the “Called to be mystics” event on Saturday 22nd June 2019 in Croi Nua Spirituality Centre in Galway. It will will feature expert presenters/scholars (Kieran Hayes, social worker/ Dr Bernadette Masterson, PhD in Spirituality/ John McDermott, MA in Applied Spirituality) on the mystical call of Thomas Merton, Etty Hilseum and John O’Donohue. They will ...

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A new partnership announced

Presentation Sisters  and DCU’s Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education have announced a three-year partnership to enable research into community-based adult religious education and faith development in Ireland today. Over three years from September 2018, a postdoctoral researcher based at the Centre will provide a broad picture of current provision in adult religious education in Ireland, conduct quantitative and qualitative research ...

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