Welcome to Galilee Spirituality Centre

Founded on faith in Jesus Christ and on the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, we aim to provide a warm welcome to everyone to explore and deepen their spiritual lives.

We are situated in the midst of lakes, woodlands and mountains with spectacular views of the picturesque countryside bordering Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon.  There is a definite sense of peace which people feel as they come through the door, and those who find us once usually return!

Enjoy browsing our website and feel welcome to get in touch.

Come and See…

Our Programmes


We partner with groups who share particular experiences and come for nourishment and support.

Faith Exploration:

We provide opportunities to explore faith and spirituality wherever people find themselves on the journey of life. These take the form of retreats, scripture reading, discussions and talks. We provide training and resources for church groups, and welcome groups who wish to use the Centre for their own renewal. We welcome groups with an ecumenical dimension.


We hold regular programmes of pastoral and theological reflection for people who work in Christian ministry.  We hold occasional events relevant to particular areas of ministry. Pastoral supervision is available in person or via Zoom.


We are committed to increasing our awareness of the climate crisis and to developing a spirituality and lifestyle which supports the environment. We have an annual Climate Conference which addresses environmental issues. The Centre is a  member of the Quiet Garden Movement (See our Quiet Garden page). We run Active Hope workshops to support people engaged in climate activism.

A Community of Prayer

A well as open morning and evening prayer at the Centre, our prayer community extends beyond our walls to anyone who would like to join us. People often get in touch to ask for prayer, and we particularly invite people to pray with us on the last Friday of each month 9.00-10.00pm for our Taizé prayer. You can let us know you are with us by email, on social media or any other way you wish.

For our regular events and seasonal programme please see our Programme page.

Online Programmes

Since the COVID pandemic closed our doors earlier this year, many of our programmes have gone online. Pastoral supervision and pastoral reflection meetings, Active Hope and retreats are now available via Zoom. In addition, on our ‘Online Programmes’ page (hover under Programme) you will find recorded series which you can view in your own time.



Our Team

Sr Olive Flanagan RSM

I feel privileged to have been a member of the team here in Galilee for the past seventeen years.

It has been a time of many blessings.

I am grateful for the opportunities I have had over the years in the ministries of education, leadership in our congregation, spiritual direction and faith formation.

Dr Anne Francis (Director)

I bring experience in theology, faith formation, ministry, education and research.

I enjoy exploring faith through conversations, education, poetry and liturgy.  I offer our opportunities for renewal and reflection for people in ministry and leadership. I am committed to ecumenism.

I am married with three adult children.

I believe spirituality is for everyone, expressed in Paula D’Arcy’s words ‘God comes to us disguised as our life.’


Sr Mae McManus RSM

During the early years of my religious life I lived in the US and was involved in education at primary and secondary level.

I trained and worked in faith formation, spiritual accompaniment and parish ministry in the Diocese of San Diego/San Bernadino.

On returning to Ireland in 1991 I had the privilege of working as chaplain in Castlerea Community School.

In 2001 I was part of the team that established Galilee Community.


Sr Margaret O’Brien RSM

I have worked in education, formation, human development, spiritual accompaniment, prayer and music ministry.

I enjoy meeting people from various cultures and backgrounds and have over thirty years of missionary experience in Kenya, East Africa.