Each year our Congregation celebrates the Feast of the Assumption (15th August) as our Patronal Feast Day. This year sisters gathered in their communities in different parts of the world to mark this special day in different ways. In Dublin almost 100 sisters gathered in Sandymount, at the invitation of the General Leadership Team.
The celebration began with a special liturgy which took place in Lakelands Chapel – the focal point of this was a picture of ‘Our Lady of the Southern Cross’ given as a gift from Mary Aikenhead Ministries when they visited Ireland on pilgrimage last May. It was also a reminder of the Sisters of Charity of Australia who were marking the end of their 175th anniversary year. The sisters prayed for these intentions as well as for many current issues that affect our homes, communities, countries and the world in general. After the prayer service everyone strolled over to Caritas for Afternoon Tea, a catch-up and plenty of chat! Below are some photographs which highlight the enjoyment of many sisters.