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The Irish Provincial Chapter April 2019

1906 ireland chapter thumbReflecting back on the Irish Provincial Chapter gives us the opportunity to recall our experience and share it with the rest of the congregation. We gathered in Emmaus, Swords on Tuesday the 23rd April on a bright sunny afternoon and the Provincial Team greeted us as we arrived. 69 of us were present for the Chapter.

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After Tropical Cyclone Idai a Light Shines in the Darkness

1906 konzalendo thumbThree months on after Tropical Cyclone Idai ravaged through South Eastern Africa to become one of the deadliest storms ever recorded to hit the Southern Hemisphere, a light has begun to shine in Konzalendo and the surrounding areas that were affected by the Cyclone. In God’s Providence the Jesuits from the Zambia/Malawi Province invited the Religious Sisters of Charity to partner with them in responding to the effects of Cyclone Idai in Southern Malawi.

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Celebrating the Charism

1906 california thumbOn Saturday May 18th a vibrant community of RSC sisters, friends, associates, former RSC’s and their spouses, and volunteers gathered at California to celebrate Mary Aikenhead. We began with a story from Mary Aikenhead’s life in which Robert Henry O’ Neill, an 18 year old was to be executed in a week. In a passionately charged argument with a friend Robert ended up killing him. Robert was brought up to the courts in Dublin for his second trial and Mary Aikenhead asked for prayers:

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Australian Sisters of Charity Heritage Centre Opens

1906 autralian heritage thumbThe Sisters of Charity of Australia opened their Heritage Centre, an exhibition space and archive in Potts Point, Sydney on June 6.
It was launched by Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP. The Heritage Centre has been designed as a place to provide connection to the history and charism of the Sisters of Charity.

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‘Leave No One Behind’

1906 tramore thumbGlór na Mara Primary School, Tramore, Co. Waterford is proud to be involved again this year with Our World Irish Aid Awards. Having successfully reached the Regional Final (Munster), the pupils and their teacher were selected to go forward to the National Final. They will be joined by Primary schools from the other regions.

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Climate Rebellion takes hold of London

1906 extinction thumbTwo exciting things happened in London recently which have highlighted the urgency for action on climate change. The first took began about a week before Easter and continued for about 10 days. Four busy intersections and landmarks of the city were taken over by ‘Extinction Rebellion’. During those days the protesters, in a united act of civil disobedience, defied repeated police attempts to remove them and caused widespread disruption.  READ MORE...

Visit to Benada on the 19th May, 2019

1906 benada thumbAn invitation was received from the people of Benada to celebrate with them the blessing of the newly renovated graveyard and statue of Our Lady on Sunday 19th May, 2019. Sr. Clare Neylan and I set off and, after a four hour journey, arrived in Benada Abbey where we were welcomed by Mr. Sean Ownes who was instrumental in arranging the day’s celebrations.

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Another group of Hackney Convent Staff visit the Heritage Centre

1906 hackneystaff thumbSr. Jackie Doherty led a final group of convent staff from Hackney to the Heritage Centre in Harold’s Cross. This time our own Sr. Patience also joined the group for her first visit to Dublin and the Heritage Centre. In all 8 people went on this trip Creselda, Bridget, Patricia and Oxana from the Care Floor and Chris and Andrea who are part of our housekeeping team.  READ MORE...

Clonmel Remembrance Service

1906 clonmel thumbOn Sunday 19th May, 23 Sisters set off from Harold’s Cross at 9.00am for a Remembrance Service for our Deceased Sisters in Clonmel. We were delighted to see Mick, the bus driver, with his bright yellow bus! Mick had driven us to Ballaghadereen some months ago and so we felt we were meeting an old friend!

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Stella Maris Retreat Centre Sale to Support Charitable & Missionary Work

howth thumbThe Religious Sisters of Charity intend to sell their Stella Maris Retreat Centre in Howth to support the charitable work the Congregation does in Ireland and its missionary work abroad. Funds generated from the sale will be used by the Sisters in their continuing work with people who are affected by human trafficking, in their efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change on poor communities and in the promotion of education.  

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