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Religious Formation Ministry Programme

Dublin, Ireland

Celebrating Forty Years

Meet the Team

the team


L to R: Sr. Josephine Enenmo OLA, Sr. Jennifer Burke RJM, Br. Donal Kirk CFC


Sr. Josephine Enenmo OLA

sr josephineI am Josephine Enenmo, a religious Sister of the Congregation of Our Lady of Apostles.

I have been involved in the process of initial and ongoing religious formation for over 25 years. During those years, I have served as Director of Postulants, then of Novices; accompanied junior professed Sisters in my Congregation, and I have supervised formation programmes of religious institutes, societies of apostolic life and seminaries in Nigeria, my country of origin, and in other countries.

My awareness of the gap that exists in many formation programmes, especially in human formation, led me to train as a psychodynamic psychotherapist and to Psychoanalytic Studies at University of Roehampton, London. In 2011 I joined the team at the Institute of Formators, Du, Plateau State, Nigeria training priests and religious for the work of religious formation, becoming the Director of the Institute from 2012-2018 and later in 2018 the Religious Formation Ministry Programme at Loreto House, Dublin.

My previous experience in formation of candidates for consecrated and priestly life prepared me to contribute to the development of an integral formation programme for these Institutes. What excites me about RFMP is the internationality of the programme. I really enjoy interacting with and being enriched by participants who come from different parts of the world.

Br. Donal Kirk CFC

My name is Donal Kirk and I’m a Christian Brother. I was born here in Ireland in Clones, Co.Monaghan and I come from a family of ten.

After the usual training for religious life and academic qualifications, I was asked to go to work in Zambia, in Central Africa. I spent forty-two years in Africa working in various ministries; teaching, formation, development and leadership. My time in leadership roles gave me the opportunity to visit our brothers in several African countries, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, South Sudan, Sierra Leone and of course Zambia, to name a few.

I have a keen interest in the future of religious life and where it might be going. I am also fascinated by the insights coming from emerging spiritualities and the current dialogue between science and religion. It's a privilege to be part of the Loreto House Team as we walk together with the participants as they journey through the programme.

Sr. Jennifer Burke RJM

sr jenniferHi! I’m Jennifer and I am delighted to be a part of the dedicated and dynamic team that accompanies the Religious Formation Ministry Programme here in Loreto House.

My own journey as a Religious of Jesus and Mary has brought me to people and places in Spain, Nigeria, Cameroon, France and Morocco where I have been involved in a diversity of ministries in areas such as spiritual accompaniment, ongoing formation and administration.

I trust that my academic background in theology, business and leadership coupled with my personal experiences as a pilgrim striving to listen, to love and to let go to God’s call, will bring depth and energy to my presence on the programme.

Contact Us

For further information and application forms please contact:

The Director
Religious Formation Ministry Programme
Willow Park
Rock Road
County Dublin
A94 TW98 AMRI logo

Tel: + 353-1-2107921