September 2017


The first AGM of AMRI took place on 5 September 2017 in the Grand Hotel, Malahide, Co. Dublin. The guest speaker was Ned Prendergast, and the theme was Open Ground - A New Landscape.


Videos of Ned's speech, Fr. Marc Whelan's Presidential Address, and Sr. Liz Murphy's Secretary General's Report can all be viewed HERE.


The Columban Missionaries have issued a statement in response to the crisis faced by the Rohingya people of Myanmar.

Read more 

Pope Francis’s recent response to the Refugee and Migrant Crisis

The Pope has published his response to the global migrant crisis.

Read more

Citizen's Assembly on Climate Change

AMRI has made a submission to the Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change.

Read the submission

Transition Workshop for Returned Missionaries

It is the time of year when some missionaries have returned to Ireland – a very changed country from the once familiar ‘land of saints and scholars’. AMRI is offering a special two day gathering for missionaries who have returned to Ireland in the past 12-18 months. These days will be facilitated by Dr Kevin Egan, psychotherapist and pastoral supervisor, and some of the AMRI Staff.   

Date: Wednesday September 27th and Thursday September 28th

Time: 10.00am-4.00pm

Location: AMRI, c/o Missionaries of Africa, Cypress Grove Rd, Templeogue, Dublin D6W YV12

Facilitators: Dr Kevin Egan and AMRI staff

Cost: Non-residential €40

Limited Residential accommodation is available in Dublin on a first come basis.


Information about the Workshop by Kevin Egan

Exploring Transition: Missionaries and the Re-entry Process.

This is a psycho-educational workshop. The objective is to provide participants with a space where they can explore their experience of transition and draw on the collective wisdom of the group for guidance in negotiating transition. Our work together will focus on two related themes: loss and transition. We will also address issues related to these such as identity, resilience and forgiveness. It is my intention to draw on spirituality, developmental psychology, poetry, music and film to shed light on the subject. 


Day One 

Session 1 (morning): The Transition Process 

Session 2 (afternoon):  Identity and Calling during Transition.


Day Two 

Forgiveness and Transition. Resilience during Transition. 



Dr. Kevin Egan has lectured in psychology and pastoral theology at All Hallows College, Dublin for many years. Presently he lives in Boyle Co. Roscommon and has a private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor. He is a frequent contributor to The Furrow and has given workshops on Transition to several groups of missionaries. 

Numbers are limited for this workshop but we do need a quota of 15 participants. Registration is due no later than 5.00pm on Monday 18th September. For more information and to book, please contact Jim Farrell at, or on 01 53 100 55.

Fatima Centenary Conference for Northern Ireland


The Fatima Centenary Conference for Northern Ireland will take place in the Drummond Hotel in Ballykelly, Co. Derry, on September 8th and 9th. The conference is presented in conjunction with WAF-I, the Pontifical Marian Academy, the Marian Institute, and the Mariological Society of Ireland.


This two day event will explore in detail the events of Fatima and its message to today's world. 

CLICK HERE for more details of the event, or contact Joan on +353 87 9141588 for bookings.