“The Women the Vatican Couldn’t Silence”

Mary McAleese and Sr. Joan Chittister

in conversation

Saturday, 02 November, 2019

2.00 p.m.

in Trinity College, Dublin.


We are Church Ireland are celebrating the awarding of Europe’s most prestigious Alfons Auer prize for Ethics to Mary McAleese!


Tickets go on sale via Eventbrite at 11.00 a.m. on Monday, 09 September, 2019.

Click here to the Eventbrite booking site.


If you have any problems please contact Colm Holmes colmholmes2020@gmail.com

Please buy your tickets early as the number of tickets are limited. 

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  1. Joe O'Leary says:

    Wish I could be there!

  2. Anne Faulkner says:

    Might there be the possibility of anyone videoing this and making it available for those who can’t attend?

  3. Iggy O Donovan says:

    I will be there

  4. Paddy Ferry says:

    Yes, I would love to be there too, two women I greatly admire. However, we are in Dublin this coming weekend and that probably rules out November.
    Very well done to those who made it all possible.

  5. Mary Vallely says:

    Booked my ticket yesterday morning and there were just over 200 seats left so would advise booking ASAP. Looking forward to being in the company of both women. I have long been a follower of Sr Joan and have great admiration for the feisty Mary McAleese. Might not always agree with her but she has shown great courage and commitment to her faith in following her conscience which is well formed!
    There is a deep rooted misogyny in the RCC. Most of us recognise it in others but sometimes it is harder to see it in ourselves. I include women in that.
    Agree with Paddy, many thanks to Colm and the WAC team for arranging this.

  6. Colm Holmes says:

    Anne @2 We will be recoding a video of the event which we will make available free to everyone on the We Are Church YouTube Channel.

  7. Frances Burke says:

    I look forward to hearing these two extremely intelligent women in conversation. I expect it will be a very enlightening couple of hours.

  8. Anne Faulkner says:

    Colm @6 That’s great. Thank you so much

  9. Phil Greene says:

    126 tickets left at the moment, looking forward to hearing both women in conversation. Thanks Colm and all in WAC.

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