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Something to believe in

Anita Garvey: “As a Guidance Counsellor in secondary schools for over 10 years, I have witnessed first hand the dwindling role that religion has in...

Life is complicated

“It’s not straight-forward”, “It’s complicated” “You don’t understand” Some of the modern plaintive of modern youth from modern life. Yet a generation ago, the same...

New beginnings

Good morning on this beautiful Spring day from Shekinah. My name is Yvonne Joye and in this season of new beginnings it is apt that...

Youth ministry challenges for the church

On the 4th of July 2017, I celebrated the second anniversary of my priestly ordination. It is five years since I completed the Shekinah Youth...

A parish priests experience of the Shekinah course

I am a priest in the Killaloe Diocese ministering in the parishes of Cross and Carrigaholt. In 2005 as part of my work here I...

The Shekinah experience 2016-2017

THE GOSPEL MESSAGE & YOUNG PEOPLE – INSPIRE THEM TO SHINE Last Saturday, 13 May 2017, I graduated from St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth with my...

Reflection exercise

Gimmick or Genius? In today’s society unless something can be seen, smelt, tasted or touched its existence is questionable. With this in mind how can...

Shekinah a matter of faith

As a mother of two teenage daughters interested in my own faith development and that of young people, I was looking for a course that...

Learnings from the Shekinah course

Shekinah Reflective Essay  My Learnings Cognitively and Experientially from the Shekinah Course by (Patrick Nugent, former Seminarian) now ordained and an external examiner for Shekinah Ireland. My cognitive...

Meditation in the classroom

My name is Marie Maher and I teach at Patrician Presentation Secondary School, Fethard, Co. Tipperary. During the summer of 2014, I found the brochure...