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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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Solidarity with the victims of flood disaster in Delta State

Sr. Augustina Alozie and Sr. Rosemary Egbosi distributing books to pupils who lost their books to the flood disasterGlobally, people experience lots of natural disasters in different forms, likewise, floods have become a threat to the people of Delta State especially communities living in the riverine areas and those in the lower land. Every year most people in these communities are displaced from their homes. The flood occurs suddenly across a limited area associated with very heavy rainfall and worsened with the overflow of the River Niger.

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Earth Day 2020

ED_ShutterstockToday (April 22nd 2020) marks Earth Day, a day for us to reflect on our own capabilities and position to make meaningful environmental changes, changes that will allow our planet to survive and flourish for all of its inhabitants.

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We Wish our Longest Serving Volunteer a Happy Centenarian Birthday

It is with great joy and pleasure that we offer Margaret Lynch of Walkinstown the warmest of happy birthdays. Margaret celebrated her centenarian birthday on Saturday, and while current circumstances meant celebrations couldn’t be held as normal, it did not stop friends and family turning up throughout the day to wish her the best from afar.

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RTE Article: How Dublin dealt with the 19th century cholera epidemic

 Analysis: there are many parallels between today's Covid-19 pandemic and the cholera outbreak of the 1820s and 1830s


The Clocktower building in TU Dublin's Grangegorman campus was built in 1816 and originally called the Richmond Penitentiary. It housed the Dublin Cholera Hospital when the cholera epidemic was at its height in 1832.

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International Women's Day

iwd2020 1On the 8th March, women around the world will be celebrating International Women’s Day. This is a day for women to celebrate their achievements and the achievements of other women, no matter how big or small. We will be celebrating the life of devotion, prayer, the vows that our sisters have taken and the work they do to help others.

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