St. Patrick’s Guild (Incorporated) was a charity founded in the early 20th century to assist Catholic unwed mothers and their children. It was incorporated as a limited company in 1926. Our Congregation was asked to become involved in relation to St Patrick’s Guild in the 1940s and took over the running of the adoption society until the adoption services ceased in the 1990s. St Patrick’s Guild is now in liquidation and gave all its files and records to Tusla in 2016.
This particular lady got married in 1976 to an engineer in the Zambia railways. She worked in Local Government in the Public Health Section. They had (8) eight children six boys and two girls. According to her the family planning pills never worked in her even though she took them. She had a baby every two years.
Today, all over the world, we celebrate Women’s Day and perhaps one might ask; what does it feel like to be a woman? If you are a woman, this question is for you. Woman! Has it ever occurred to you that the world is incomplete without you? God’s creation was incomplete until He created you.
The theme for Catholic Sisters Week Monday 8th - Sunday14th March is Celebrating Traditions Changing the World. As Religious Sisters of Charity, we celebrate our cultural diversity in community as a witness to union of minds and hearts especially in these days of deep divisions and systemic racism.
Every year, the 8th of February marks World Day of Prayer and Reflection Against Trafficking organized by Talitha Kum. The focus for this year is to reflect on 'An Economy Without Human Trafficking'. The worldwide celebration due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic will be marked on the day by an online event: ‘A Marathon of Prayer', and will take place between 9am to 4pm (GMT) / 10am to 5pm (CET) - A 7-hour long marathon in five languages, prayers and testimonies from international realities involved in the fight against human trafficking livestreamed on
On Sunday 16th January Srs Comfort Asibe and Onyinye Okoye professed their First Vows in Roma Chapel, Lusaka, Zambia. Despite all the restrictions in place because of Covid-19, a wonderful celebration took place. You can view the video of the celebration by clicking HERE.
The 24th January 2021 marks the 3rd International Day of Education a day to celebrate the importance of education for peace and development worldwide. This year’s theme ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’ focuses on a collaborative approach and international solidarity to place education and lifelong learning at the centre of the recovery. This day gives us the opportunity to reflect on education and the work done in the area.
On this day in 1787, Mary was born the eldest daughter of Dr. David Aikenhead a Protestant of Scottish descent living in Co. Cork, Ireland, a wealthy doctor, apothecary and property owner and wife Mary Stackpole, an aristocratic Irish Catholic.
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