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Season of Creation  

Season of CreationSeason of Creation  September 1st – October 4th

As summer draws to an ends and autumn commences marking the transition from summer to winter, daylight lessens and the nights grow longer. With the temperature drop an abundance of wonderful colours appear as the foliage on trees turn to a picturesque shades of yellow, orange, red, purple, and brown providing a beautiful contrast to our backdrops. We begin to remind ourselves to take time to enjoy the unique conditions that this season can offer.

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The Realities of Covid 19: Palliative for the Indigent in Nigeria

2007 covid thumbI still remember the day I heard of the first confirmed case of COVID 19 in Nigeria with some humour. “What! Corona virus in Nigeria?” (As if, Nigeria was not on this planet) I was greatly alarmed, and I went about breaking the news to anyone who may not have heard, until I broke the news to one man and he told me “Sister ema wori (Sister do not worry) it will come and go, we will beat it”.

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The Power of 25 Cents!

2007 cal thumbIn the California Region, Sylvia Valdez heads up the Human Trafficking Committee. As a lay collaborator and friend of Mary Aikenhead, Sylvia takes her activism seriously and continues to invite others into action. Recently Sylvia was honored by the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, the Waymakers, for her efforts among school children.

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World Environment Day

World Environment DayLife is sustained from the fruits and gifts that the planet provides for us, without these precious resources that we use to live, life would be unsustainable. It is important that we look after this gift from God and make sure we all play our part in leaving the world as we found it.  Often when we speak of the environment we associate it with words and phrases such as ‘pollution’ and ‘global warming’, while there is a very real and important reason for this, there is no reason that we can’t decide to make a conscious move to associate the environment with positive changes within our own lives.

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World Communications Day 2020

CloudsSunday 24th May marks the 54th World Communications Day, on this day we celebrate communications and its role in helping to spread the word of the Gospel and the opportunities that it affords us to do so. This year, His Holiness Pope Francis, writes about storytelling, the theme for this year. Storytelling is an integral part to being human, it allows us to communicate, relate and bond together, share common stories and learn new ones too.

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Unity in Diversity

“Sister some Muslim women came looking for you today.” Muslim women? What for? “They want a sister from our office to make a presentation on Unity in Diversity at a symposium which they organized to mark the World Hijab Day” was the answer I got.

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Religious Sisters of Charity to Gift to People of Ireland Lands at St Vincent’s Healthcare Group to the Value of €200 million.

The Religious Sisters of Charity today confirmed it has received approval from the Holy See to transfer ownership of St Vincent’s Healthcare Group.  The Religious Sisters of Charity state they intend to gift lands at the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group sites worth some €200 million. The Religious Sisters of Charity hope that the transfer can now be concluded without undue delays.

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Our community during lockdown

The world has almost entirely gone into lockdown. Entire countries and economies have shut down while healthcare staff attempt to slow and stop the spread of Covid-19. It is important that we listen to their advice and play our part towards keeping our communities safe. While we find ourselves in the unusual world where streets have turned empty and cities have grown quiet, we must remember that real people are still living their lives.

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World Day of Vocations 2020

 

nuns in park thumbToday marks the 57th‘World Day of Vocations’, a day for us to pray for our own vocation and for others to find the strength to seek their own vocations. The word vocation is often associated with those who dedicate their lives to God, but a vocation is more than this, it is one’s calling from God and can include a vocation to one’s spouse or responsibility in civil society.

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