Whilst enduring this harsh exposure, new spaces are cleared, and the tiny seeds will root deeply into the freshly prepared earth. Over time, the seeds will grow into magnificent sheltering structures and, whilst depending on the growth of others, they will form and create a vast community of structures in which to survive and protect one another.

Seed of Sequoia is a vision whereby the tiny seeds of a sacred and holy theology can clear new spaces for tiny seeds to deeply root and grow into formidable shelters of love, kindness and acceptance, sheltering those who have been oppressed and harmed by the violence and abuse that happens behind closed doors throughout Ireland’s society.

This resource has been designed to be trauma sensitive with the hope that everyone who wishes to engage with the text and materials can do so with comfort.


“It is in the shelter of each other that the people live.”