The first morning (Friday) was spent in Auschwitz 1 where Renata, our guide, led us through the camp and described the different harrowing aspects of camp life. We spent moments in prayer in the cell in which St. Maximilian Kolbe died.
Thomas Merton pointed out that, “spiritual practice is not about an idea or a concept of God. It is about seeking the experience of presence”. I feel it was this search for “an experience of presence” that finally moved me to visit Iona ...
As we walked the “Way of the Cross” in Birkenau the old idea of “Stations” was shattered and a seismic movement of change happened as we were faced with the real life experience of the modern stations.
Secondary education began in Tulla in 1950, when thirty eight students enrolled in classrooms in the National Mercy School. The first Leaving Certificate class graduated in 1954.
From the start the Sisters had a great desire to further the education of the young girls in Doon.