Chartered: November 20, 2002
We meet the 2nd Wednesday, September to May, at 7:00 p.m.
The Celtic understanding of friendship finds its inspiration and culmination in the sublime notion of the anam cara. Anam is the Gaelic word for soul; Cara is the word for friend. So Anam Cara means soul friend.
The Anam Cara was a person to whom you could reveal the hidden intimacies of your life. This friendship was an act of recognition and belonging.
When you had anam cara, your friendship cut across all convention and category. Your were joined in an ancient and eternal way with the friend of your soul.
-- John O'Donohue