This past weekend my travels took me from Cork to Dublin Airport to meet with two Presentation Brothers from West Africa - Alban Besigrinne and Wilfred Angko.
I accompanied them to Galway for the start of the RUAH programme which is taking place on the university campus there from June 14th to 27th. Ruah is a Hebrew word which means “Spirit”.
Alban and Wilfred are participants in the programme along with 50 religious sisters, brothers and lay people from across the worldwide Edmund Rice and Nano Nagle networks.
The Ruah Team has drawn up an exciting programme of events. The first week is facilitated by Margaret Silf, a well-known writer and retreat director who will help the participants awaken to the "Encounter with Mystery" in their lives.
During the second week participants will engage with the stories of Venerable Nano and Blessed Edmund in those places hallowed by their memory: Callan, Waterford, Ballygriffin and Cork.
Edmund Rice is the founder of the Presentation Brothers and Christian Brothers and Nano Nagle is the founder of the Presentation Sisters. By reflecting on their stories, participants will hopefully discover new insights and come to an awareness of how the Holy Spirit may touch their lives too. I look forward to meeting up with them again on the last day of their pilgrimage which concludes here at Mount St Joseph in Cork.
If you wish to know more about our vocation as followers of Blessed Edmund Rice , don’t hesitate to shoot me an email: vocation@PresentationBrothers.org