The True Irish Traditions: Celtic Spirituality and the Irish
Influence in America
Presented by Sr. Peggy Murphy, OP
American life and culture have been deeply influenced by the
traditions and experience of Irish immigrants. Parochial education,
in particular, has been shaped by the values of Celtic
spirituality, a richly imaginative first millennium expression of
the Christian message. It is a world view that emphasizes the
nearness of God and the sacredness of ordinary life. It is a vision
that can renew the Christian journey.
In “The True Irish Traditions,” Sr. Peggy will explore the rich
legacy of Celtic spirituality in word image, and song. Please join
us for a lyrical presentation that reveals the vitality of these
beliefs for contemporary Christian life.
Sr. Peggy Murphy, O.P., has served on the faculty at
Mount Saint Mary College since 1996. Her parents emigrated from
Ireland to New York City, where she was born and raised. Sr. Peggy
preserves her own Irish heritage through her membership in the
Ladies’ Ancient Order of Hibernians in Middletown, NY, where she
serves as Chaplain. She counts as her greatest treasures her joyful
faith, family, and friends.
Sr. Peggy holds a Ph.D. in Christian Spirituality from Drew
University, a master’s degree in social work from Yeshiva
University, and an M.S. in pastoral counseling from Iona