Sister Stanislaus Kennedy

Moments of Stillness
  • Moments of Stillness

  • In her long-awaited book, Sister Stan draws upon her memories of childhood and the special moments of awareness and mystery which have nourished and enriched her life.

    As she offers simple reflections to help us focus on the many gifts and blessings that surround us each day, she helps us to connect to our inner world, and the deep, nurturing silence that lies within.

Sister Stanislaus Kennedy was the first religious sister ever to receive an honorary Doctorate in Law from Trinity College, Dublin. She joined the Irish Sisters of Charity in 1958 and has become one of the most influential social innovators of her time. She founded Focus Ireland, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Young Social Innovators, and established The Sanctuary - a place of peace and meditation set in the heart of Dublin. She has written several bestselling books, including her autobiography The Road Home, Day by Day, a treasury of meditations on mindfulness and Seasons of Hope, mindful meditations to calm the soul. She lives in Dublin.