This week we are pleased to launch a new permanent tribute to our founder Mary Aikenhead in Dublin with the installation of two panels that detail her life and service to the poor. The panels will be on permanent display at a dedicated space in the historic St Francis Xavier Church on Gardiner Street, Dublin more commonly known as ‘Gardiner Street Church’.
Friday, September 6, 2019 - St. Monica Catholic Community, California
Each gathering of the church, every gathering of the human family is a one-off encounter. The 40 (plus) people who gathered for an enchanted evening of poetry, music, wine, chocolate and cheese cannot be reproduced, because the interactions that we had in the midst of enjoying inspirational poetry, expert commentary, a glass of champagne or Sonoma Merlot, Irish chocolate, AND our company that we shared this with cannot be reproduced.
Sr. Rita Dawson, Provincial of the Religious Sisters of Charity, officially opened the new Five Sisters Heritage Room on 21st May, 2019. She was accompanied by members of the Board of Trustees, Senior members of staff and community members. READ MORE...
Reflecting 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.
Three 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.
On 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:
The 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.
Glór 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.
Two 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...
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...
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