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Judith McAdam


Judith McAdam
" I felt part of something, part of a community of people seeking their own personal truth, helping and supporting each other."

I began my journey with the Priory Institute wanting to deepen my connection with what I call Source and with a view to using what I learned to enhance my business. Perhaps Raimon Panikkar articulates what I wanted to achieve both personally and professionally when he says “...if I do not take my intellectual vocation seriously, putting it before everything else ...then I am also incapable of helping people in more concrete and proximate ways”.

This was my first degree and I was terrified I wouldn’t be good enough. I didn’t know what to expect and I was afraid my mind had gone ‘rusty’. But I really didn’t have anything to worry about. Because the excellent tutors at The Priory Institute shone a light for me on my path through each module with patience and kindness. For that I am truly grateful.

So, what unfolded over the course of these four years? I worked hard and it was very challenging, juggling being a mum and running my own business while doing an Honours Degree in Theology.  There were times I really wondered what was I doing!

But, to be honest the study and tutorial days were inspirational to say the least and I really loved them.  They were up-lifting, they fed my mind and soul. I felt nurtured and looked after. There wasn’t anything the staff wouldn’t do to help me.  I felt part of something, part of a community of people seeking their own personal truth, helping and supporting each other.

I feel I have been mentored by some of the best theological minds in Ireland. I emerge from The Priory Institute greatly nurtured and supported by my experience as a proud Feminist Theologian and I have much to be thankful for.


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Graduation Day

Judith McAdam, Author, Theologian, Kinesiologist and Holistic Life Coach.

‘Woven into our lives is the very fire from the stars and genes from the sea creatures, and everyone, utterly everyone, is kin in the radiant tapestry of being’.

Elizabeth Johnson.  


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Centenary of Henry Flanagan OP

  Mar 04, 2019
The Priory Institute hosted a showing of a selection of the smaller-scaled sculptures of Henry Flanagan OP last Saturday March 2nd. The event, organised by Jordan O'Brien OP provided an opportunity to consider the extent of Flanagan's creative output following the centenary of his birth in 1918. Read more.

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