The Cenacle Sisters of England and Ireland

Margaret Quirke

My name is Margaret Quirke, I live in Cork, Ireland. I am married with two sons. I do voluntary work in the community as a social welfare information giver. I try to stay positive and enjoy all things to do with nature. Being a Cenacle Companion is one of the best things in my life.

When did you first become aware that you had a call to deepen your spiritual life?

When my nephew died tragically in 1984.

Why did you choose the Cenacle Companions?

They were so supportive.

What is the best thing about being a Cenacle Companion?

I belong to a place where I feel co comfortable.

What do you find most difficult?

Dealing with today’s stresses.

What is most rewarding?

Seeing my grandchildren.

What is most challenging?

Trying to deal with all the negativity.

What supports you as a Cenacle Companion?

The group

Any tips on how to pray?

The saying of familiar prayers

Giving advice is always a bit risky, however what is the best bit you have been given?

Try a smile everyday

Name three people, alive or from history, that you would invite for a meal?

Michael Collins, James Connolly, and Mary Robinson

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