On 29th August The Blackrock Hospice were privileged to receive the relics of Saints Louis, Zelie and Therese Martin from Lisieux. The Hospice is named after Louis and Zelie and the ward for the patients St Therese. All the staff, volunteers, patients that were well enough with their families, invited guests, neighbours and religious from the local parishes paid a visit to the relics.
The 22nd July is always a special day for all Religious Sisters of Charity and their friends. For the sisters and their colleagues at Mary Aikenhead Centre, Okpara Inland in Nigeria it is their Patronal Feast day. This year it was jointly celebrated by Sisters in the community community and the Development Centre students and staff.
Six members of staff of St Joseph’s Convent, Hackney, together with Sr Jacqueline Doherty spent a wonderful day recently visiting the Mary Aikenhead Heritage Centre in Dublin. The group tells all:
“We felt very privileged to be part of the Mary Aikenhead story. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived at the Heritage Centre – starting with a welcome cup of Barry’s tea and barnbrack.
A documentary called 'Returning Home' was broadcast on the Irish Newstalk radio station recently. 'Returning Home' tells the story of the lives of six extraordinary women who have spent most of their lives working overseas and have now returned home. These women are in their 70s and they are all Missionary Sisters.
The Sisters of Charity of Australia have launched a new book outlining their ‘Ministry of Love’ during 180 years since they first set foot on Australian soil. Launched by Congregational Leader Sr Clare Nolan rsc, the book, Ministry of Love: The Story of the Sisters of Charity, was written by Danielle Achikian. Click HERE to read more.
The Justice and Peace Initiative (JPI) of Religious is under the auspices of the major superiors of Nigeria, in line with the social teachings of the church. JPI is making every effort to identify and alleviate the sufferings of the people of God (Constitution of Justice and Peace in Nigeria).
The Sisters of Charity of Australia marked their 180th year in Australia on the 15th August, the feast of the Assumption, which is the patronal feast day of both of our Congregations. Many sisters gathered in St Vincent’s College Potts Point to witness the dedication of a Courtyard to the Sisters of Charity by the Congregational Leader Sr Clare Nolan and one of the Trustees of Mary Aikenhead, David Alcock.
Preparation for the World Meeting of Families commenced three years ago when Pope Francis announced in Philadelphia that in 2018 that meeting would be hosted in Dublin, Ireland. In this article Sr Patricia Somers shares her experience of the event and of being a volunteer before and during the many events.
During August Sr Phyllis Behan spent a week in Taizé. During the time she was there young Christians and Muslims from across France were participating in a three-day event in which they experienced dialogue for common good but also became aware of fundamental faith questions. Here Sr Phyllis recounts her experience:
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