The following article was printed in the Irish Catholic on July 11th, 2019
Julianne Donlon Stanz
At the age of 16, Co Carlow native Julianne Donlon Stanz climbed Croagh Patrick where she and her peers had a “transformative encounter with God”. She felt like God spoke to her, so she wanted to strengthen her relationship with the Lord.
During her education, Julianne realised she wanted to follow a path of faith ministry.
“I was educated by the Sisters of Mercy at St. Leo’s in Carlow and they were just incredible women and I think that was probably one of the first times I had seen a lived faith expressed, you know in the character of their work and their ministry and that was eye-opening. Then I went to Mater Dei in Dublin and a priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin, Fr. Eoin Cassidy, mentored me and just was a wonderful person,” Julianne says.
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