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Sister Kathleen Newell approaches her 100th Birthday

The Religious Sisters arriving in CaliforniaThis month of December, 2020, in the California Region, invites us to honor in a special way Sister Kathleen Newell who will celebrate her 100th birthday on December 13th. Sister Kathleen was one of the five pioneers who came to California over sixty seven years ago, in September 1953, at the invitation of Cardinal McIntyre, to minister in Elementary Education in St. Cornelius Parish School, Long Beach, in the diocese of Los Angeles.

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The Sanctuary – Autumn 2020

Sanctuary The Sanctuary here in Stanhope Street Dublin 7, is a meditation centre for social change. It has been evolving gently over the past twenty-two years alongside an ever-changing society, however, with the challenges of COVID-19, new and exciting opportunities have opened up on a scale not planned for at the beginning of the year. The following is an example of just two online initiatives:

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Allotments and finding my way through them

IMG 20200919 WA0000It wasn’t until 1916 that the allotment movement started to grow in a select few Irish cities. This was half way through World War I, and as you can probably guess food was in short supply.  A reality in all war torn situations in our world.

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A Journey Together into the New Dawn

DSC00083woodlandpathOur 2019 General Chapter calls us to open our hearts to our common call; to journey together into the New Dawn.  “Look the New Dawn is breaking – the Spirit invites us to grow into the fulness of life and love”.

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News from Cabra West Parish

CabraAs for all parishes throughout the country and indeed the world, the virus Covid 19 has had its impact with NPHET, HSE and Government restrictions. However, we very quickly embraced technology with offering Facebook and You Tube Mass on line until Webcam was installed into the Church early April.  Phone calls and zoom meetings became the norm and we embraced technology with open arms – as these were the only arms we had to reach out to our parishioners. 

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The Charity Of Christ Urges On

Religious Sisters of Charity Shalom Community FESTAC LagosThere seems to be no smile on the faces of those whose livelihood have gone down the drain because of the COVID-19 lockdown. Hence, preparation to welcome the infant Universal King at Christmas might seem meaningless. Nevertheless, it is our communal responsibility to bridge the gap between joyful expectation and hopelessness and thus help people to find meaning in life.

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Celebrating The Joy Of Christmas

Advent altarChristmas celebration has been a thing of joy in many villages and towns in Nigeria, as it reminds Christians of the birth of Jesus Christ whose coming into our world brought us tidings of great comfort and joy. Also, Jesus, while ministering here on earth, brought joy into the lives of the people through the many miracles he performed. As the Scripture says, “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; He went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil, for God was with Him” (Acts 10:38). Therefore, as followers of Christ, we all are invited to bring joy into the lives of the people around us, especially in this most challenging period of Covid-19 Pandemic that is ravaging the whole world.

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