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

Mindfully Waiting for Easter

Monday, 22 March 2021

A special Easter workshop with Sr. Stan, a celebration of hope through scripture, poetry and meditation. This donation based event takes place online on Saturday 3rd April 10am-11.30am

International Womens Day - Women in Leadership Panel Discussion

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

To celebrate International Women's Day 2021 on Monday 8th March, please join Miriam O'Callaghan as she speaks with Sr. Stan Kennedy and Mary McAleese.

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