Vocations Ireland

Sr. Avril O'Regan: What led me to join La Retraite?

Sr. Avril O'Regan, Vocation Director for the La Retraite Sisters

Standing in a school assembly, out of the blue, I wondered, ‘Could I be a nun?’ I didn’t think much of it then... I finished school and went to College abroad. Leaving home and getting used to a new culture all took energy and I found myself in a religious minority with some students eager to know why Catholics believe what they do. It brought me to look anew at my faith and to want to know more...

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Teresa Dunphy

First Profession with the Dominican Contemplatives

My name is Teresa Dunphy. I am 29 years old and I entered the monastery 3 years ago, when I was 26 and on the 29th of June 2008 I had the joy of making my first profession.

After College I worked in an Accountancy Firm, in Tax Consultancy and qualified as a Chartered Accountant shortly before I entered here...

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