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News from the Sisters in Airdrie, Scotland

Sisters 2 smallerSr. Mary McKeon writes... This year the Feast of the Assumption was on Sunday and we had a warm sunny day and a lovely dinner. Our special celebrations took place by joining a torchlight Procession in Carfin attended by over 1000 people from all over Scotland. Carfin is our National Shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes and St.Therese. 

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Joyful Beginning at Mary Aikenhead Centre Ibadan

Graduation Girl 2Prior to lockdown in Nigeria, Mary Aikenhead Centre (MAC) for the training of women, men and youth in Ibadan was blessed on 27th April 2020 by Rev. Fr. Charles Acheneje SMA with Sisters and postulants in attendance. After the lockdown, the Centre began with the orientation of the new students on 3rd October 2020 and officially opened on 5th October 2020.

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A Festival of Films

film festival logo 1On 12th September 2021 RENATE (Religious in Europe Networking Against Trafficking and Exploitation) held a Festival of Films about the crimes of Human Trafficking. The festival set out to reveal the plight of trafficked people, tell their stories and reveal the inadequacies of legal systems throughout the world.

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Well at Mphatso, Malawi commissioned

Woman at the pump drinking smallerOn 27th August the villagers at Mphatso rejoiced. Their new well was installed and they could now draw clean water. Up to now they had been drawing drinking water from the same stream where they washed their clothes and crockery. The villagers gathered along with Sr. Imelda and Mr. Banda from the Water Board, Thyolo District to mark the occasion.

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Fuel efficient stoves for Ngomani Village, Konzalendo

Cooking stove 2There has been a good initial response to the proposal that families change their cooking practices and adopt fuel efficient stoves to replace the traditional three stone fires presently in use. On 4th October, the closing day of the Season of Creation, Srs. Monica and Mairéad spent a large part of the day at Ngomani Village where fuel efficient stoves were built for 5 families

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Clarion Call for Climate Justice through Climate Walk in Nigeria

Sr. Hele Eluagu RSC leads the 2021 Climate Walk in Lagos Nigeria 2The Genesis account of creation gives a vivid description of a beautiful world teaming with creatures of all kinds. Clearly, the first account of Season of Creation was the creation story in Genesis. (Genesis 2:1-4) Today, humanity is on the verge of losing the beautiful ecosystem created by God. Sadly, the United Nations’ report released in June 2021 warns that the Planet is “rapidly reaching a ‘point’ of no return” and facing the triple threats of “biodiversity loss, climate disruption, flood and escalating pollution”. We must unite to restore the beauty of our environment. 

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International Day of the Girl Child 2021

 

A RSC_Thumbnails.pngdecade ago, the United Nations declared October 11th the International Day of the Girl Child, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the challenges girls face, to promote their empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights. It is an important part of our mission to provide supports to work towards these goals. Our Sisters in Nigeria, Zambia and Malawi are involved in education, anti-trafficking, and child advocacy campaigns, all aligned with the goals of International Day of the Girl Child.

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Season of Creation 2021

Season of Creation 2021The theme selected for Creation time 2021 is A Home for all, renewing the Oikos of God. We celebrate the season mindful that our world continues to deal with the Covid crisis as well as climate and biodiversity crisis. We encourage you to sign the HEALTHY PLANET HEALTHY PEOPLE petition endorsed by the Holy See as a key action for this season of creation. (Google the above and the petition appears!).  READ MORE..

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