Hello, my name is Berni Brophy. I’m a 55 year old woman and I was born and raised in Vicarstown, Co. Laois where I now live with my husband of 35 years, John, and my three daughters Jil, Kate and Niamh. Being brought up on a farm I have a very deep connection to the spirit of the land, the people and to the old ways. So when I read an advertisement in a magazine that asked ‘Did you ever want to be a minister / priest?’ I felt that I could finally fulfil my dream and two years later was ordained as an Interfaith Minister.
I find it very enriching to be a part of this interfaith community. I get a lot of support and joy from not only spending time with fellow ministers but also by being involved in the creative process of ceremony and the deep spiritual connection forged during a counselling session.