An Tairseach, Dominican Farm & Ecology Centre

24 June 08 | Posted in Events, Food, Global Catholic, Stewardship

The Dominican Sisters established An Tairseach, the Dominican Farm and Ecology Centre, in 1998 on their 70-acres of land in County Wicklow, Ireland.  It is an organic/biodynamic farm and Centre for Ecology and Spirituality. greensisters-705735.jpg

In addition to running the farm and shop, the sisters encourage field studies on the property, and also sponsor courses and retreats. Many of these events are inspired by Celtic Christianity.

A ten-week sabbatical programme is being offered September 7-November 14, 2008 and March 22-May 29, 2009. “Exploring Spirituality in the Context of – An Expanding Universe – An Endangered Earth – The Christian Tradition.” Contact Sr. Marian O’Sullivan for more information.

An Tairseach is the Irish word for threshold. It suggests a new beginning, an alternative and more sustainable way of working with the land as well as a renewed relationship with the whole community of life, human and non-human.

(Sigh…I’m so sorry I didn’t know about An Tairsearch when I was in Ireland in April.  Next trip.)

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