Sr Marion, fcJ and a lecturer from Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick organized a Soul Safari Day for Ash Wednesday, March 12th at FCJ Ibricken Lodge, Spanish Point. It was a wild, wet, sunny, beautiful and windy day. To some this may seem a contradiction but to anyone who knows the west of Ireland it is common!
The organizers were delighted that 24 students comprising 20 female and 4 male turned up on the day. The vast majority of them were in their final year of their B.Ed. programme. They were a lovely group-eager for a Soul Safari experience. At the introductory meeting they shared about what Lent meant to them. It was lovely to hear the very positive views they held on Lent. The day comprised of short input, time for reflection and walk by the sea as well as an opportunity to share together…and, of course, food. They loved the day and said they were returning feeling really renewed and refreshed. Hopefully it will not be too long before we have another Student Soul Safari Day in Spanish Point.
Since November 2017, Sr Marion has been working as FCJ Director of Vocations in Ireland. Her work has taken her to Mary Immaculate College, Limerick where she offers monthly spiritual accompaniment throughout the academic year to staff and students as well as a Week of Guided Prayer each Advent and Lent.