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Visit to Benada on the 19th May, 2019

1906 benada thumbAn 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.

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Another group of Hackney Convent Staff visit the Heritage Centre

1906 hackneystaff thumbSr. 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...

Clonmel Remembrance Service

1906 clonmel thumbOn 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!

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Stella Maris Retreat Centre Sale to Support Charitable & Missionary Work

howth thumbThe 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.  

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A Silver Jubilee Celebration

1906 jubileeOn 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.

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Los Angeles RE Congress 2019 - Thirsting for Justice

2019 re congress thumbEach 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.

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“A Visual Prayer”

1904 homeless jesus thumbSrs 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...

90th Birthday Celebration of Sr Bríd Kerin RSC

1904 brid kerin thumbSr 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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