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

October 2019

This book by Sr. Stan and Sile Wall is a collection of meditations using poems, reflections and photographs that all stem from their work in the Sanctuary in Dublin.  Tapping into the everyday moments that can be precious and awe-inspiring, this book full of meditations, prayers and poems is designed to give you a greater sense of presence and inner peace.

Available to purchase at The Sanctuary and in major bookstores 

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Latest News & Events

Focus Ireland Annual Report Launch

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Focus Ireland launch their 2019 Annual Report on Tuesday 29th September.

The Art of Being Still

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

An Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness with Sr. Stan which explores various access points to stillness as taught throughout the wisdom traditions. This three week online course commences on Tuesday 15th September from 10am-11.30am

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