Mothers’ Union Autumn Council Meeting Highlights Members’ Work and Witness

By Lynn Glanville

MU Autumn Council

Mother’s Union branch members from all over Dublin and Glendalough gathered in St Brigid’s Parish Centre in Stillorgan for the organisation’s Autumn Diocesan Council. Reports were delivered from each MU diocesan section and diocesan President, Joy Gordon, urged council members to spread the news of what they had learned with their branches.

“It always surprises and saddens me when I meet members and they don’t know what’s going on in the diocese or in Mothers Union in general. Our All Ireland Mothers Union President, Phyllis Grothier at the All Ireland Council meeting last Saturday described, Mothers’
Union as a ‘Best kept secret’, so please don’t let our work and witness be a secret, please disseminate and share what you hear tonight,” she stated.


As an active campaigning organisation, Joy said that Mothers’
Union would be speaking out against gender based violence by joining in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence which continues until December 10. In Dublin and Glendalough, she stated,
Mothers’ Union offers practical support to women experiencing violence by providing food,
toiletries and clothes for local women’s shelters.

Social policy representative, Sylvia Graham had organised short reflections and arrow prayers to be read at various stages throughout the evening …read more

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