6 10, 2021

Celebrating the Month of Creation in Galway

2023-07-12T12:30:12+00:00October 6, 2021|Prayers, Proclaiming, Reflections, Uncategorized|

The Sisters in our community in Galway celebrating the close of the celebration of the month of Creation in September 2021. Their Sharing on the Creation Table began with contributions from everyone in the Community.

The Dawn Chorus brought joy to our hearts as we listened to thrushes, wrens, blackbirds, robins, chaffinches, doves, pheasants and a host of others. We imitated them with by singing ‘O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder’.

Scripture Readings from Genesis Wisdom and Colossians were interspersed with personal sharings around the significance of what each brought to the table. Our presence to one another meant that some gifts struck us afresh and thus the sharing was rich.

The lovely Canticle of Creation by Angela Creagh was spoken aloud.

Lastly ‘Care for Our Common Home’ a booklet brought out by ‘The Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary’ was introduced. Each sister committed to reading this booklet it is hoped to move towards using more ‘Green’ cleaning products as a result.

The Galway Community.


3 09, 2014

Sr. Fionnula Quinn OP appointed International Co-ordinator of Contemplative Outreach

2023-07-14T13:17:39+00:00September 3, 2014|Dominican News, Prayers|


Sr Fionnuala Quinn OP has been appointed the next International Co-ordinator of Contemplative Outreach, an organization started thirty years ago by Cistercian Thomas Keating, presenting Centering Prayer. It is a  community with an expanding vision and deepening practice, serving the changing needs of Christian contemplatives today.

Sr Fionnuala has a long-time practice of Centering Prayer and is a supporter of Contemplative Outreach, having in 1997 co-founded the organization in New Orleans where she was based for 27 years.  In 2007, after returning to live in Dublin, Sr Fionnuala has worked to enable people in Ireland discover again their contemplative roots.  Sr Fionnuala believes that there is a continued need now for places where people can gather for silent prayer and intentional community.

The mission of the International Team is to support emerging English-speaking chapters outside the United States.  In her role, Sr Fionnuala will support the International Community through listening, responding to requests for services, linking people together through networking, and providing direction as to the many helpful resources provided by Contemplative Outreach.

Commenting on her appointment, Sr Fionnuala said, “I am truly honoured to have been invited to be the next International Co-ordinator. I see this as an opportunity for meaningful conversations with people, seekers like myself, who have discovered the richness of silence through Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is a part of my life and I love sharing silence and Lectio Divina with as many people as possible. I am delighted to begin serving Contemplative Outreach in a new way.“


Email: fmquinn48@gmail.com



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