About 130 people attended a Catholic retreat in UCD from January 16-18 where discussion ranged from community building to challenges people of faith face in college.
Speaking to The Irish Catholic co-ordinator of Ignite, Sarah Kate Moynihan, said the “response was insane, it went so well”.
“It was a university event – all the Catholic chaplaincies came together, it was nice just to be with students for a couple of days. The reports back afterwards were ‘please do it again next year’, which we were delighted with so we will do it again next year,” she said.
They had men and women sessions, a focus missionary spoke about struggles on campus and how to overcome them and there was discussion about Catholic culture on campus and keeping the Faith alive as well as building communities.
“The conference was good because people met others from their university they didn’t even know so they had someone to go back with. The three pillars we explored were relationship, identity and mission, they were the three key overarching themes of the talks,” Sarah added.