A group of prisoners in Mountjoy have put their own handmade Christmas cards on the market in aid of an orphange in Calcutta.

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In this podcast we hear from Eoghan Keogh, a project worker from Sli Eile, a Jesuit service for young adults who mets with prisoners in Mountjoy weekly to explore the area of spirituality in their lives. This year a group of prisoners in Mountjoy have put their own hand-made Christmas cards on the market. Moved by a video with footage from an orphanage in Calcutta where people were working with and taking care of some of the worlds most excluded and vulnerable people, they decided to raise money for them. They decided to sell their their cards. The art work, design and poems in the cards are all the prisoners own work and the Sli Eile team does the printing.

Here Eoghan Keogh explains to Miriam Gormally about what the cards would mean both for the children in Calcutta and for the prisoners in Mountjoy.

About Sli Eile

Sl Eile is the Jesuit organisation that provides a wide range of faith and justice activities for young adults aged 18-35. With offices in Gardiner Street and Ballymun in Dublin, and Galway. Sl Eile seeks to empower young adults with Gospel values to realise their potential as leaders. It offers them a model of leadership and the tools to critique, in a positive manner, themselves, society and the Church. In this way they can help to build a better world.

Sl Eile offers a broad range of activities – from volunteering in Zambia, Jamaica and South Africa to helping children at risk in Dublin’s north inner city; from Gospel Choir Masses to weekends exploring the connection between faith and life; from climbing Croagh Patrick to days of reflection in the Jesuit Spirituality Centre; from walking through the Wicklow Mountains to walking along the ‘camino’ to Santiago de Compostela; and from theological and human development workshops to Certificates in Social Spirituality and Christian Leadership. If any of these activities interest you, don’t hesitate to contact us.

For further information Tel: (01) 8880606
Email: info@sli-eile.com
Web: www.sli-eile.com/about.html