Welcome from Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy

Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, or Sr. Stan as she is affectionately known, is a visionary and social innovator and a member of the congregation of Religious Sisters of Charity since 1958.

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The Sound of Silence

Silence has a fascination for many people.  In one of his earlier poems Brendan Kennelly wrote  "once I was the heartbeat of the world I am an outcast now".  Meister Eckhart told us that the "nearest thing to God is silence".  We all think we know what silence is but there are several different understandings of what it means.   

For one person to say "I was silent" for another person may mean "I was stunned", "I didn't react", "I didn't respond" or 'I held my peace'. Silence can evoke fear in some and awe in others.  Many think of silence as the absence of sound. 

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Books and CDs

In Sister Stans latest book, To Live from the Heart: Mindful paths to the Sacred, she reveals how prayer can play an important part in all our lives, lifting our spirits and offering us hope and support in good times and bad.

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Latest News & Events

Taoiseach must step up on refugee issue

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

In today's Irish Times Sr. Stan writes about the current refugee crisis and how Ireland needs to develop a greater and more compassionate response.

Sr. Stan on RTE's Sean O'Rourke Show

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Sr. Stan speaks to Keelin Shanley on RTE Radio's Sean O'Rourke Show about the current migrant crisis

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