On 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.
Siobhán O’Donovan, the Special Educational Needs Coordinator in St Vincent’s Secondary School in Cork shares the story about The Lir Hub and the wonderful achievement of Anna Stack, a pupil at St Vincent’s who recently had a book published.
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.
Sister 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.
On November 6, 2018 the Valley Family Center held an open house in honor of Sr.Carmel Somers, who has been an integral part of the organization for the past 25 years.
The 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.
Sr 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.....
During 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.
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:
Our sisters in Airdrie tell the story of Catholic Education in Scotland and the celebrations for the centenary of formal recognition of Catholic schools in Scotland one hundred years ago:
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