My name is Peggy Cronin; I come from West Cork in Ireland. I grew up on a farm with 2 sisters and a brother. I met the Cenacle in Killiney, Dublin. I entered in 1963 and I have lived in several communities and been involved in a variety of ministries. At present my main involvement is in spiritual direction and supporting people in prayer/reflection groups as well as the Cenacle Companions. Here too there is an important ministry of “presence”.
Q. When did you first become aware that you might have a call to religious life?
A At about the age of 10
Q. Why did you choose the Cenacle Sisters?
A I was impressed by the sisters I met and by the spirituality and mission of Cenacle.
Q What is the best thing about Religious Life?
A The freedom it gives.
Q. What have you found most difficult?
A Some of the people I have lived with.
Q What is most rewarding about your current ministry?
A Seeing people come alive through being listened to in a safe space.
Q. What is the most challenging?
Q. What supports you in your ministry?
A Personal and community prayer and spiritual direction
Q. Any tips on how to pray?
A Take time to sit in God’s presence and let God love you
Q. Giving advice is always a bit risky, however what is the best bit you have been given?
A Let go and let God
Q. Name three people, alive or from history, you would invite for a meal?
A Mary Robinson, Bede Griffiths and Maureen Potter