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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 20th October 2021

While the Covid-19 pandemic has been a challenging time, it has also offered an opportunity for individuals to open up to an inner world. A time to find out that there is a human need for something beyond the routine of everyday life. During this time, Sr Stan gathered writings from some well-known and some not so well-known people to understand how others bring peace into their lives every day.

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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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