The Cenacle Sisters of England and Ireland

Peggy Cronin

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?

A   Availability

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

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