Letter from AMRI Executive 25 March 2020
WASHING OUR HANDS IS CRUCIAL
THE AMRI AGM PLANNED FOR 27/28 MAY HAS BEEN DEFERRED. IN TIME A NEW DATE WILL BE ARRANGED
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:
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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
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 Pope Francis Agenda
by Donal Dorr
Donal Door's book launched by Mary McAleese on 2nd August 2018 is available from Veritas.