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Who we are
Croi Nua Spirituality Centre was established in 2002. It is a non-profit organization aiming to provide opportunities for people to explore with people what is meant by “A New Heart” for our world, through workshops, courses, lectures, mini-retreats, various liturgical services, etc.
Our logo depicts our world, in all its riches and variety, a gift of the heart of God. The heart carries God’s attitude of love and care as a Father Creator, admiring the work of his hands. It also suggests the heart of his Son, aflame with passion and purpose, who came to live in our world and share its human joys and struggles. It is the heart, too, of all people, with their joys and hopes, their anguish and pain. All hearts share the divine DNA. The fiery cross is about that agony of humanity, yet about ways of passion and hope that will meet the cross of brokenness and let it caught up and saturated with the energy of resurrection.
This is the heart the prophets dreamed about, “The Croi Nua” of Ezechiel and Jeremiah. The heart of stone will be taken away and “I will give you a heart of flesh instead”. “ I will make all things new”. Croí Nua longs to be the heart of Christ for people today.
The core team of lay people and Missionaries of the Sacred Heart organise and staff programmes. Experts are invited to lecture or preach as circumstances require. The Centre aims to progressive involvement of lay people, men and women, in its ministry.
Croi Nua was established in 2002. It is a project of the Irish Province of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart. Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC was its first director. A Core Group of lay people was involved from the beginning. The constitution of the Centre requires that a third of members are replaced when they have served their term. The Centre is non-residential. Its programs come from the discerned needs of the church and world. About 7,000 people go through the Centre each year.