Welcome to the AMRI Website.
The Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI) represents and promotes active collaboration between Religious Institutes, Societies of Apostolic Life and Lay Missionary Organisations. It seeks to respond to existing and emerging realities both in Ireland and overseas by supporting and energising the life and ministries of its members and of the wider church with a renewed sense of hope and relevance.
AMRI ADVENT SERIES
Each week, during the season of Advent, we provide a snapshot of the ways that member congregations of AMRI are living out Pope Francis 2015 Encyclical, Laudato Si. We explore the concept of an integral ecological journey - animating how we understand the interconnectedness between ourselves, our ‘common home’ and humanity.
Week 1 available now featuring Fr Brendan McManus SJ. To read more and watch the video, READ MORE
People’s Vaccine Alliance Ireland
The People’s Vaccine Alliance Ireland, of which AMRI are an active member, joined Access to Medicines Ireland, in a stunt outside Leinster House, Tuesday 30 November.
The group gathered tolled the bells every 4 seconds in 5-minute slots representing COVID19 related deaths that occur every 4 seconds, and in memory of the 5 million deaths globally to the virus. READ MORE
We Need to Talk 2: Tuesday 16th November, almost 200 people gathered togethed on Zoom for the 2nd in a series of webinars organised by AMRI's Lay Mission Committee. This webinar involved a panel discussion and break out rooms, looking at the synodal process and what difference it will make to the role of lay people in the Church.
Obstetric Fistula: A Human Rights Response: 17th November over 80 people gathered on Zoom. Speakers included DR. SHERSHAH SYED - Responding to the challenges of obstetric fistula in Pakistan, MS ALICE EMASU SERUYANGE - Responding to the challenges of obstetric Fistula in Uganda, SR. MIRJAM BEIKE RGS - Obstetric Fistula as a preventable experience, FR. EDWARD FLYNN CSSp -
Advocacy for the prevention of obstetric fistula through a human rights approach, Sr. Dr. MIRIAM DUGGAN FMSA - Reflections on obstetric fistula in Africa.
Videos of both webinars will be available soon. If you are interested in receiving a link, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Journeying together: Communion
The Church of God is convoked in Synod. The path entitled “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission” will solemnly opened on the 9th – 10th of October 2021 in Rome.
With this convocation, Pope Francis invites the entire Church to reflect on a theme that is decisive for its life and mission: “It is precisely this path of synodality which God expects of the Church of the third millennium.” Read More
NEW AMRI PRESIDENT & VICE-PRESIDENT ELECTED
Abbot Brendan Coffey OSB was elected President of the Association of Leaders of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland. Sister Mary Hanrahan PBVM was elected Vice-President. Read More