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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, CD's & Cards

Released January 2023

Hope is needed in our daily lives now more than ever. Wars and the pandemic, along with the ongoing climate crisis, are affecting the lives of many people all over the world. In this difficult time, hope is the unifying force to carry us through the despair. To inspire others to find hope in their lives, Sr Stan reached out to a number of individuals to discover where they find hope.  Despite being a very personal question, public figures and private citizens responded in droves and the result is an authentic and beautiful book sure to inspire readers. With contributions from Charlie Bird, Mary Kenny, Cathy Kelly, Colum McCann, Taoiseach Micheál Martin, Orla Guerin, Mike Ryan.... and many more

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Latest News & Events

The Art of Being Still with Sr. Stan

Monday, 28 November 2022

Join Sr. Stan for her 3 week course, the Art of Being Still - An Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness, commencing Tuesday 10th January 2023 in the beautiful surroundings of the Sanctuary

Waiting for the Light: A Winter Reflection

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

The Sanctuary invites you to join us for a month-long online Winter reflection that coincides with Advent. Join Sr. Stan, Michael Harding, Brother Richard Hendrick and Sister Chân Đức as we explore the benefits of slowing down, letting go and resting as we prepare for the return of light.

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