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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 Sanctuary's 25 Year Anniversary Conference

Friday, 19 May 2023

This June the Sanctuary will celebrate it's 25 years of service with an Anniversary Digital Conference commencing on Thursday 8th June, with special guests: internationally renowned meditation teacher, Sharon Salzberg, founder of Compassion Focused Therapy, OBE Prof. Paul Gilbert, one of Ireland’s leading psychologists, Dr. Tony Bates, and Founder of the Sanctuary, Sr. Stan Kennedy.

Mindfully Waiting for Easter with Sr. Stan

Thursday, 23 March 2023

Join Sr. Stan this Easter Saturday 8th April, a time of great joy, new life, and hope. Sr. Stan will be exploring these themes through story, poetry, and meditation.

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