An 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.
Sr. 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...
On 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!
The 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.
On 2nd April some sisters had the joy of celebrating the Silver Jubilee of Sr. Patricia Lenihan’s Profession as a Religious Sister of Charity. Mrs. Lenihan, Patricia’s mother, her sister Maria and her brothers Gerard and Tony came from London to join in the celebration.
In this article Sr Pat Kenny gives a wonderful account of what life has been like in the first year and moving into the second year of the International Novitiate which is located in Lusaka, Zambia.
Each year the Los Angeles Archdiocese hosts the Religious Education Congress in the Anaheim Convention Center in California. This year the theme was “Thirsting for Justice” and was held on March 22nd - 24th. During the Congress participants are exposed to current theology, spirituality and catechesis from a variety of speakers. Two Sisters of Charity were speakers this year.
Srs Angela Murphy and Helena McGilly attended a blessing of the statue of ‘Homeless Jesus’ at Farm St Church, London. This unusual sculpture is horizontal. Homeless Jesus, also known as Jesus the Homeless, is a bronze sculpture by Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz that depicts Jesus as a homeless person, sleeping on a park bench. READ MORE...
The Religious Sisters of Charity are very grateful to Ronan O'Neill and Mark Nally for their great work in developing version 2 of our app. We hope many people will download it and use it. It is available from both the Apple Store and the Google Play Store. Version 2 of our mobile app now called 'Walking with Mary Aikenhead' was released in February 2019. Here's how we arrived at version 2!
Sr Bríd’s 90th Birthday Celebration took place on 16th February 2019 and was organised by Past Pupils, of the former St Mary’s School for the Visually Impaired in Merrion, Dublin. Sr Bríd was Headmistress of St Mary’s School from 1959 – 1987. During those years monumental changes occurred in the education of the Visually Impaired...
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- LCWR Statement on the Sexual Abuse of Sisters by Clergy
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- Visit to the Olive Muslim School Hackney
- #OurTurn petition handed in to Prime Minister
- Tribute to Sr Carmel Somers and Gratitude for Valley Family Center
- Remembrance Celebrations