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, CD's & Cards

These beautifully designed greeting cards feature 10 original and inspirational quotes by Sr. Stan to encourage, inspire and comfort. These note cards are presented in a beautiful gift pack containing 10 cards and envelopes, each blank for your own message.

All proceeds from the sale of these unique cards will go towards making the activities of the Sanctuary accessible to all.

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Latest News & Events

‘Pandemic should be a turning point in struggle to defeat homelessness’

Monday, 04 January 2021

Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy, Founder and Life President of Focus Ireland, calls on Government to set deadline for end of homelessness.

The Art of Being Still with Sr. Stan

Monday, 04 January 2021

Commencing on January 11th, Sr. Stan will be back facilitating her popular 3 week Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness, The Art of Being Still, with the Sanctuary online.

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