Maura McAlister

Maura McAlister

Maura McAlister

BAHons, PGCE,  Postgraduate Cert in RE, Ad Cert PD

Maura joined the Retreat Team in September 2012 after many years of teaching in primary schools. She is very involved in her own parish, as a member of the Baptism Team and as a Minister of the Word, and recently facilitated the first GIFT (Growing in Faith Together) programmes to be offered in her parish.  Maura will continue to coordinate the GIFT programme in her parish this year. She recently completed the “Pathways” adult faith development course in Drumalis.

As a mother of four, and a teacher, I have had the privilege of helping many young people to prepare for the Sacraments. I have always found that the holistic development of any young person requires nurturing of the spiritual dimension. I feel a natural empathy with the young people who come here on Retreat, as I can liken them to my own children in their teenage years… lots of questions and not too sure how to put them. Here they are given the opportunity to step back, ask questions, voice opinions and see God inside themselves…often they are pleasantly surprised.

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