Diarmuid Ó Murchú, MSC, a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order, and a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin Ireland, is a social psychologist most of whose working life has been in social ministry, predominantly in London, UK. In that capacity he has worked as a counsellor, in bereavement work, AIDS-HIV counselling, and, in more recent times, with homeless people and refugees.
As a workshop leader and group facilitator, he is well known to many Presentation Sisters who have participated in programmes and workshops led by him. Diarmuid has worked in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Peru and in several countries in Africa, facilitating programmes on Adult Faith Development.
Diarmuid has been invited to address the Delegates at the Congregational Gathering 2018 in the Emmaus Retreat Centre, Dublin, on 5 May 2018.
His best known books include: Quantum Theology; (1996 – revised in 2004), Ancestral Grace; (2008), Jesus in the Power of Poetry; (2009), Christianity;s Dangerous Memory; (2011), In the Beginning was the Spirit; (2012), God in the Midst of Change; (2013) and On Being a Postcolonial Christian; (2014), and more recently, Religious Life in the 21st Century: The Prospect of Refounding; (2016).
He now lives in Dublin, Ireland.