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Stanhope Street celebrates 200 years

0419 stanhope st thumbOn Saturday, 2nd February, a Mass was celebrated in the Holy Family Church, Aughrim Street, to mark the 200th anniversary of the foundation of Stanhope Street convent. It was on this very day, 2nd February 1819, that Mary Aikenhead and the first Sisters of Charity arrived in Stoneybatter.

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Visit to the Olive Muslim School Hackney

On the 3rd December 2018 the Mission Team in St. Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney (Carolyne Barber and Sr. Maria Coates) were invited to deliver an Assembly to the children of Olive School, Hackney. The Olive School is a Muslim faith primary school, established in response to community demand for high-quality education that meets the aspirations of local families. It is a Muslim faith school that promotes traditional British values and welcomes applications from all faiths and none.

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#OurTurn petition handed in to Prime Minister

1901 ourturn thumbSister of Charity, Sr Patricia Byrne attended the submission of the #OurTurn petition to the Prime Minister’s residence, No. 10 Downing Street. In this article Patricia explains about the situation in the UK regarding Child Migrants and those who are working to alleviate the many problems the children face.

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Remembrance Celebrations

1901 Headstone Bray thumbThe sisters in the Irish Province have been holding a series of remembrance services in all the places where the sisters used to live and where many of our sisters are buried in local graveyards. In this article they report on the visits to Ballaghaderreen and Bray.

 

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A Joyful start to the Advent season

1901 jrs advent thumbSr Angela Murphy relates the experience of attending an Advent service at the Jesuit Church in Farm St, London, organized by the Jesuit Refugee Service.  “On the 3rd December 2018 Sisters Helena, Angela and Barbara attended a ‘Joyful Start to the Advent Season’ at Farm Street Jesuit Church.....

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Final Vows In Nigeria and Zambia

1810 final vows thumbThe Congregation had much to celebrate during the summer months with a First profession in Zambia and Final Profession ceremonies in both Nigeria and Zambia. Sr Justina Nelson has written to tell us about the great day in Nigeria.

 

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Nanyala Irrigation Scheme, Konzolendo

Nanyala Irrigation thumbDuring the month of May the committee of the group of farmers came to us requesting help to irrigate their crops grown during the dry season. The group consisted of forty six farmers, male and female. They had already dug canals but much of the water was wasted due to seepage. We went to look at the place and found many people cultivating and preparing to plant maize.

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A Spirituality for Meeting God in Transition Times

Sisters Teresa Doherty, Anna Marie Mc Laughlin and Madeleine Meagher recently attended an educational workshop for Leadership and Members of Congregations. The title was; “Through Grief to New Life: A Spirituality for Meeting God in Transition Times”. It was organized by the National Religious Retirement Office in the U.S.A. In this article Sr Madeleine shares some of the key points:

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