Towards Peace

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Towards Peace is a spiritual support service designed for those who have experienced sexual, physical, emotional or spiritual abuse by Catholic Church personnel in Ireland.

Support is also available for family members of abuse survivors.  The vision of Towards Peace is to provide a safe supportive space, where people who have been affected by abuse in a Church context can be accompanied as they seek their own experience of spiritual peace, one step at a time.

Towards Peace provides spiritual support through one-to-one spiritual direction sessions, with a qualified spiritual companion.  Up to nine sessions are offered and there is no cost.

For further information please contact the Towards Peace office:
phone 01 5053028 | email | website
postal address – Towards Peace, Columba Centre, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co Kildare


The Child Safeguarding and Protection Service for Dublin Diocese can be reached at the website
or by calling 01 836 0314 or emailing 



The Catholic Communications Office is now hosting a feature on the homepage to mark Pope Francis’ second Worldwide Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of sexual abuse.  It will take place on 16 February, the first Friday of Lent.

Please see the link to the feature below, which includes liturgical resources, in the Irish and English languages, for your use:


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