St Laurence O'Toole is the Patron Saint of the Archdiocese of Dublin and of the Parish of the Travelling People.
St Laurence O'Toole, man of peace, you were in the middle of family and political conflict from your earliest days.
Give the gift of peace and hope to all who experience the trauma and division in families, in communities and among nations.
At the Seanad Public Consultation Committee debate on Tuesday, 9 Jul 2019, Dr Karl Kitching, the director of equality, diversity and inclusion in UCC spoke of Funds of Knowledge in the context of the theme of the debate: Travellers Towards a More Equitable Ireland Post-Recognition. So what is Funds of Knowledge? In the video below, there is an example of its application to migrant children. Dr Karl Kitching is recommending this model for Traveller children too.
Sr. Josephine told us that she and the rest of the Carmelite Sisters would continue to pray for our intentions.
Back on the bus on the way home, Georgina and Geraldine did a quiz with religious questions for the adults and children. This was good fun and got the whole group on the bus involved, then just enough time to have another sing song on the bus before arriving home.
This was a great and enjoyable day, and we hope to make this an annual event.
You can visit the convent prayer space online - just click here and pray with us.
A reflection on Laudato Si, the encyclical letter by Pope Francis
Each year, along with others in the Traveller community, the Parish of the Travelling People marks Traveller Pride Week. This week the Parish is preparing for the great feast of Pentecost and it seemed appropriate to reflect on the encyclical letter published on that feast day in 2015 by Pope Francis which is entitled, Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home.
On 5th June, the Parish invited Sr Nelly McLoughlan (centre) to reflect with members of the Parish; our theme was Caring for Ourselves, Our Community and Our Planet.