The prophet tries to pierce the numbness of the present;

the ascetic tries to find the next step forward;

and the mystic names the holy ground on which we can stand
now and in the future.


In this years Summer School we will look at each of these through the eyes of models, biblical and historical, but most especially, through the teachings of the medieval women mystics with Mary T. Malone as our guide.

On Holy Thursday the Omagh-Waterford Peace Choir joined Partners in Faith and the community in Sean McDermott Street parish to celebrate the Holy Thursday liturgy. This was the first such joint venture by Partners in Faith with the Peace Choir and the Sean McDermott Street parish and it was a wonderfully moving celebration. Below is  short video showing highlights of the event.


Winter Reflection Day


Let Us Break Bread Together:


Reflecting On Eucharist in our Daily Lives


Date: Sat 26th November

Place: Kimmage Manor

Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

Facilitators: Mick Kane & Lilian O'Brien



TAI CHI Movements, stillness,

discussion, reflection and prayer.

This session provides an opportunity for participants to journey into themselves to meet the energies within and around in a new and dynamic way. These energies can then be brought back into our daily lives with a transforming freshness.

A time to physically relax, quieten your mind, listen inside, to be completely present to and aware of self and surroundings, to be stable and peaceful, open to, and sharing the presence of God active within our lives

• Help you to gently let go of tension, cultivate energy, awareness, clarity, creativity.
• Some of the gentle movements, standing and sitting movements have been selected and adapted from Tai Chi and Chi Kung. The session is created the Partners in Faith way blending fun, freedom, friendship, reflection, art, music, colour and poetry.

DATE: Saturday 2nd July. Kimmage Manor Parish Hall.
10.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
Waged Euro 20; Unwaged euro 15.


Address: PARTNERS IN FAITH 72 ST.Anthony's Rd Rialto. D. 8
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James AlisonThe Catholic theologian, priest and author James Alison is visiting Ireland in late June and will be giving a retreat in the Sophia Wisdom Centre. The retreat is entitled "Loving the Church and Surviving in the Church: Why bother? A Gay Perspective". He will also be participating in "An Evening with James Alison" in the Swift Theatre, TCD.


James Alison is a Catholic theologian, priest, and author. Having lived with the Dominican Order between 1981 and 1995, he currently travels the world as a self-described itinerant preacher, lecturer, and retreat giver. He studied at Oxford University and earned his bachelors and master’s degrees and doctorate in theology from the Jesuit Theology Faculty in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He has lived and worked in México, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, and the United States as well as his native England. Alison is the author of "Knowing Jesus, Raising Abel: The Recovery of the Eschatological Imagination", "The Joy of Being Wrong: Original Sin through Easter Eyes", "Faith Beyond Resentment: Fragments Catholic and Gay", and most recently, "On Being Liked."



Retreat Seminar

Loving the Church and Surviving in the Church: Why bother? A Gay Perspective.


Sophia Wisdom Centre

25 Cork Street

Dublin 8


Date: Wed 29 June

Time: 10am - 4.30pm

Cost: €30 (€15 unwaged)

Includes light lunch.

An Evening With James Alison



The Swift Theatre


Dublin 2


Date: Thur 30 June

Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Cost: €6 (€3 unwaged)



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