By Hollie Collins
THE founder of the Cuan Mhuire trust and its rehabilitation centre in Farnanes, Sr Consilio, has written a book which encourages readers to reconnect with their spirituality.
Entitled The Harbour Within, the book examines how modern life causes people to move very fast from place to place, with little contemplation as to where they are going. Sr Consilio wishes to help people to take the time to learn to live from their soul, so to find true happiness and ‘the harbour’ within themselves.
The Sister of Mercy nun established the first Cuan Mhuire centre fifty years ago in order to help those she witnessed battling with addiction. Since then, over 75,000 people have been treated in the five centres across Ireland, making Cuan Mhuire the largest provider of rehabilitation services in the country.
Described by RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan as ‘the living embodiment of wisdom and kindness’, Sr Consilio has spent years imparting her wisdom and faith upon all those she has met in her line of work. Now she aims to share her message with the public through her book which she hopes will offer guidance and inspiration to all its readers.
The book is now in bookshops across the country. All royalties from the sale support the cause of the Cuan Mhuire rehabilitation centres, such as the one in Farnanes, off the N22 Ballincollig to Macroom room.