Save the date 

AMRI AGM 2020 

27 and 28 May at Emmaus

The 2020 Retreat and Conference Guide is now available at the AMRI Office. A copy has been sent to all Leadership offices. Additional copies may be purchased at €5.00 per copy plus postage.           



Payment by cheque payable to AMRI or by bank transfer as follows:     

Bank: AIB Bank, 52 Upper Baggot Street, Dublin 4

Account Name: AMRI    Account Number: 28844025   Sort Code: 93/10/63

IBAN: IE52 AIBK 9310 6328 8440 25    SWIFT/BIC: AIBKIE2D

For bank transfers please include:  2020 Retreat and Conference Guide as the reference on your payment.

Please email: or Tel: 01-5310055

On Saturday June the 8th 2019 The Irish Times published an Article headed: Vast Sums at stake as Catholic Church responds to rising property market. To read the full article please see Link  

Thanks to all who came to our AGM on 29 May. We were delighted to welcome so many to the

Emmaus Conference Centre, Dublin

Guest speaker was Tim Norton, SVD 

The sessions were recorded by EIST, and are  now available from Paul at (EIST Recording Services)

Tim's presentation is available on this link 

The President's Report and the Secretary General's Report are now available on this Link 

The February 2019 edition of Intercom carried this article on AMRI by Liz Murphy, Secretary General

Congratulations to Sr. Consilo Fitzgerald on her Oireachtas Human Dignity Award 

Sr Consilio Fitzgerald RSM has been awarded the fifth Oireachtas Human Dignity Award, which is presented to a person or group whose commitment to the promotion of human dignity has been exemplary.

She is the founder of Cuan Mhuire (addiction and rehabilitation centres), which have treated thousands of people over the past 50 years

Sr Consilio, a trained nurse and midwife, began Cuan Mhuire in a room in the Convent of Mercy, Athy, Co Kildare in 1966, because she was moved by the plight of the `men of the road' who she encountered as a nurse. There are now five treatment centres, including in Newry and a women-only facility in Cork, and seven transition facilities.  

Presenting the award, Dáil deputy chairman Pat 'The Cope' Gallagher said "belief in the inherent dignity of each person is what drives (her) work." Senator Rónán Mullen of the Oireachtas Human Dignity Group said it was latest in a long series of awards received by Sr Consilio and her team showing "we greatly value you for what you’ve done for us and we want you to keep going because your work is more important than ever."

Sr Consilio vowed to "keep going.”   Although "the challenges are great, demand for our service far exceeds our capacity to help people, but we trust in the Lord and in the great people who support our work every day."

The Returned Missionaries:
‘I’m more African than I am Irish’

To read Rosita Boland's article from the Irish Times, 12 January 2019, please click on this link.

The CD recordings of the AMRI AGM 2019 and the Autumn Conference are available from Éist. For further information email: or email: 

"The Nuns' Side of the Story"
Dr Una Agnew's letter to the Irish Times
Thursday 1st November 2018
To read it please click here.

The Pope Francis Agenda

by Donal Dorr


Donal Door's book launched by Mary McAleese on 2nd August 2018 is available from Veritas.

Available on

Also available on

"Climate Change is Fundamentally
a Moral Issue"

Letter to the Irish Times
Friday 14th December 2018

Please click here.