Heather Abrahamson:

BA Mod. (Hons.) Italian and French, TCD. She has many years’ experience in adult education.

Jane Bailey IBVM:

is an accredited instructor with the Irish Tai Chi Chuan Association. She has extensive experience in teaching Tai Chi to individuals and groups of all ages and abilities.

Phil Dunne:

MA, LGSM is an experienced tutor in English literature, who has worked with students of all ages and abilities.

Brian Dooney:

PhD, works with Age and Opportunity, the leading national development organisation improving the quality of life of people aged 50-100+. He develops and delivers programmes on positive ageing, drawing on the arts as a source of inspiration and hope. Previously, he worked as a lecturer in English and Adult Education in All Hallows College/DCU (2004-2016), presenting a range of modules in relation to Literature, Spirituality & the Arts; Creative Writing; Media & Critical Awareness.

Kieran O’Mahony OSA:

is an Augustinian friar and a biblical scholar, with particular interest in the letters of St Paul and the Gospel according to John. He taught for many years in the Milltown Institute of Theology and Philosophy (Dublin). Currently, he is publishing a 9-volume series called “Hearers of the Word” on the readings for Advent, Lent and Eastertide. With Jessie Rogers and Seán Goan he is on the team of the newly formed Tarsus Scripture School. For more information visit www.tarsus.ie.

Sabine Schratz OP:

Dr. theol., MA Medieval and Modern History, is director of Lumen and member of the Dominican Historical Institute, Rome. She has published in the fields of church history, social justice and liturgical praxis and taught in third-level and adult education.

Marie Helène Dolan:

BA, French and English, Brest University. She is an experienced French teacher, including many years in the Alliance Française, Dublin.

Sean Goan:

BA, BD, LSS is a Scripture scholar and retired teacher who has been involved in adult faith development for many years. He has also written commentaries on the Sunday readings and published The Sign: Reading the Gospel of John (2018).

Andrew Pierce:

has a background in historical theology and is an Assistant Professor in the Irish School of Ecumenics, TCD. He is involved in a variety of ecumenical projects – both grassroots and academic – and is particularly interested in how ideas about, and experiences of, place impact on religious self-understanding.

Jude Lal Fernando:

is Assistant Professor in Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies at the School of Religion and Director of the Centre for Post-Conflict Justice, TCD.

Ellen (Rose) Gormley:

Ellen (Rose) Gormley: is an experienced teacher and a trained psychotherapist. She has practised Centering Prayer for many years.

Terry Hennessy:

trained and danced with a number of International Teachers of Sacred Dance. She has a gentle experienced teaching style and brings her own love of the dance to the group.

Eileen White:

Eileen has worked in Education for many years. She has worked in counselling and retreat work. Eileen has been practicing Centering Prayer for a number of years.

Nadia Quick:

is a Royal Academy of Dance Silver Swans licensed teacher and a registered teacher and life member of the Royal Academy of Dance and a Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Patrick Quinn:

PhD, has taught in third-level and adult education for more than 30 years with extensive publications in philosophy and education and a series of programmes on RTÉ radio and television.

John Scally:

PhD, lectures in Theology in TCD and was a secondary school teacher for 20 years. He is the author of over 40 books. His most recent book is ‘Inspiration for all Seasons: Celtic Wisdom for Today’.

Ruth Lockhart:

MA in Art History, BA in Fine Art and Translation, native German speaker, has taught in third-level and adult education for over 25 years. She also works as a painter in her own studio.

John O’Riordan

BA (UCD) in Art History, English and History, MA in Art History (UCD). He has many years experience of teaching Art History in third level and adult education.

Daniele Pevarello:

Daniele Pevarello teaches Early Christianity in the School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin. He studied Second Temple Judaism, New Testament and early Christianity in Rome, Bielefeld and Cambridge. His research focuses on the interaction between Early Christian thought and Graeco-Roman culture with special emphasis on the origins of Christian asceticism and the construction of Christian regional identities in the late Antique world.

Isabelle Smyth

As a Medical Missionary of Mary, Isabelle worked as Hospital Administrator in Tanzania, later in the Archdiocese of São Paulo, serving on the Commission for Human Rights, living and ministering in local ecclesial communities. Her academic qualifications include MA in Political Philosophy, Maynooth, L.Ph from Pontifical University and a Diploma in Sociology and Social Research at UCD.

Dr Stephen J. Costello

Dr Stephen J. Costello, MA, PhD is a philosopher, psychoanalyst, Enneagram coach, founder of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Ireland, and the author of 16 books. He has thirty years’ experience lecturing and leading workshops and seminars both nationally and internationally. He consults to the corporate sector in the areas of meaning at work, leadership, and decision-making. His website is www.stephenjcostello.com

Peter Admirand

Peter Admirand is the Deputy Head of School in Theology, Philosophy, and Music and the Director of the Centre for Interreligious Dialogue at Dublin City University. He is the author of five books, most recently, Destruction, Ethics, and Intergalactic Love: Exploring Y: The Last Man and Saga. A dual American and Irish citizen, Peter moved to Ireland in 2004 with his family from New York and returns to visit there every year.

Carole Sauer

Carole Sauer is a French native teacher from the Alps. She has been teaching for 20 years and still loves it. During her spare time, she does artistic activities and travels.

Anthony O’Leary

Anthony O’Leary is a Dublin-born Passionist now ministering in St Gabriel’s Retreat, Enniskillen. After studies in U.C.D., Milltown Institute and the Pontifical Biblical Institute, he was a member of the Scripture Department at Milltown until it closure. Also he was invited to lecture part-time at St Patrick’s College , Carlow (1996-2006) and the Pontifical University Maynooth (2007-2015) and in the night courses offered by All Hallows College (1988-2012). He is also a regular contributor to Scripture in Church and to the Booklist of the Journal of New Testament Studies.