HEARTS + MINDS is a permanent exhibition installed at Mount Anville House by the Mount Anville Sacred Heart Education Trust.
The title of the exhibition echoes the motto of the Society of the Sacred Heart, Cor unum et anima una in Cord Jesu. The exhibition celebrates the legacy of St Madeleine Sophie Barat, and of the Society, to education in Ireland. This legacy includes the contribution of the Society to female education, to the education of the poor, and to the promotion of the Catholic faith.
HEARTS + MINDS will be a constant reminder to Mount Anville pupils and past pupils that they are part of a world - wide network of Sacred Heart schools, a global family that shares the five goals of the Sacred Heart education: faith, character, intellect, community and social awareness
The exhibition will be open for viewing on Thursdays by appointment. Please email Heartsandminds@mountanville.ie
or telephone 01-2122604 to make an appointment.
Past Pupil Jennifer Burke (class of 2001) recently entered and won TV3’s Write a Bestseller -a competition which was run in conjunction with Poolbeg Press. As a result, she has signed a three book deal with Poolbeg and her first novel - The Secret Son -will be available in Irish bookshops in September 2013.
The Secret Son centres around two families whose lives have changed forever. Sean Murtagh is shocked to discover that his father’s will disinherits his family and leaves everything to a secret son, Andrew Shaw.The inheritance offers a lifeline to the Shaw family, as twenty year old Andrew is in desperate need of a kidney transplant. Thrown together, the families attempt to deal with their changed realities while Andrew Shaw focuses on what he needs from the Murtaghs, something even more important than the inheritance.
Jennifer is currently a solicitor working with the Commission for Energy Regulation and somehow manges to find time to write in her busy schedule