Our Worldwide President visits Ireland
The annual Mothers’ Union Women’s Getaway was held on the 4th and 5th of November in the Springfield Hotel in Leixlip. The event was organised by the All Ireland Reps Liz Greer and Wendy Halligan. Six members of Connor Diocese enjoyed a relaxing time at the getaway which was opened by June Butler, All Ireland President. The guest speaker for the event was our Worldwide President, Sheran Harper. Friday evening started with introductions after which we all enjoyed a tasty meal followed by several fun games at our tables before retiring to our rooms.
Our programme on Saturday morning included 2 inspirational talks by Sheran on the MU theme for 2022 “Transformation Now”. Sheran spoke about how we should all transform ourselves, personally and spiritually to live out our faith, to transform our churches and communities and to transform MU to be relevant for the 21st century. On Saturday morning Sheran presented medals to all the DP’s in Ireland and prayed with each of them as she put the medal around their neck, including our Diocesan President, Sally Cotter. Other activities on Saturday included a prayer and reflection session led by Wendy and Liz. The last session of the day was a very enjoyable demonstration by African dancers Sharon and Deborah who are also MU members. Sharon began by explaining the different items of MU uniform that are worn by the members in Africa before both ladies showed us the very energetic way they dance whilst singing at their meetings! The getaway concluded with a delicious lunch before all the ladies returned home
A date for your diaries ~ Women’s Getaway 2023 on the 6th and 7th of October 2023 in Hotel Kilmore, Cavan.
On Monday evening following the Women’s Getaway 8 members of Connor Diocese travelled to St Ignatius Parish Church, Carryduff, Sheran Harper, Worldwide President inspiring talk about Mothers’ Union across the world. Thank you very much to St Ignatius Mothers’ Union for their hospitality.