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European Network Gathering
Provincial Chapters for the British, Continental and Irish Provinces
Dromantine, Newry, Co. Down, N. Ireland — January 1-5, 2008

We celebrated with Brigid Halligan on January 1st as we gathered in Dromantine, the beautiful centre where our chapters were held.  Brigid had been named in the New Year Honours list for her services to Catholic Education.

Celebrating Brigid ...

Brigid Halligan fcj, OBE.

... and the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus

Celebrations for the Feast of the Holy Name.

The three separate Chapters began on 2nd January after an opening liturgy at which all three provinces were present.  The Chapters continued until the middle of the day on the 3rd.  

Shared Sacred Space ...

Shared sacred space.

The Opening Ritual ...

Opening ritual.

The afternoon of 3rd January, and all day the 4th and the 5th were spent primarily as Network groups, with some time spent back in the individual province groups.  The gathering concluded with a liturgy.

Work ...

and Play ...

Fun in the snow with sparklers.

Reuniting as a network ...

Closing network ritual.

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Unsere kleine Gemeinschaft hat das Ziel,
      mit allen Mitteln ihrer Macht
           das Herz Jesus zu ehren ...     (Marie Madeleine)