Welcome to Begin.ie, the vocations website for the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in the Irish Province. If you would like to work with us as a volunteer or if you are considering becoming a Daughter of Charity, please look around and you'll see who we are and what we do.
Mairead Burke describes her experience of doing volunteer work with the Daughters of Charity in the Ukraine, 2009.
A vocations culture…at last
by Andrew O'Connell
Three years ago I started work as the communications director for the Presentation Brothers with a special responsibility for the promotion of vocations. That was 2006. This is 2009. Has anything changed in that period? Is the situation better or worse? When I started I recall that a very common reaction was bemusement. Especially from those within the church! Three years ago vocations ministry was very much a ministry at the margins.
Sand Therapy is a unique form of psychotherapy developed by Dora Kalff a Swiss based Jungian analyst and was a student of Jung. It was modelled on the original work of Margaret Lowenfield who developed the ‘World Technique’ of sand play with children. Sand therapy is based on the theory of C. G. Jung. While the technique of sand therapy was not explicitly mentioned in his ‘Collected Works’ he does describe his way of working with sand at the lake shore near his home. (C.G. Jung 1995)