Sr Maria Kenny, who is the Parish Sister in Ringsend, Dublin writes about an Ecumenical Service that took place in the parish recently to remember 40 children who died in the 1916 Easter Rising.
After a wonderful picture appeared in the Irish Catholic recently of five students who took a 'selfie' with the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown, the students received a personal invitation from the Archbishop to visit him in the Apostolic Nunciature in Dublin.
Sr. Teresa Doherty was recently recognized by the Los Angeles Probation Department with a plaque in appreciation of her 40 YEARS of ministry as Catholic chaplain at Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall, which is a prison for youth under 18 years of age.
On the 21st of May a wonderful celebration was held in Blackrock Hospice, Dublin for Venerable Mary Aikenhead and the Bicentenary of the Religious Sisters of Charity. The celebration also commemorated the foundation of Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross, which was founded by the Religious Sisters of Charity in 1879.
A certification of recognition was presented to Sr. Carmel Somers by the Kiwanis Club of San Fernando for community involvement and outstanding service to improve the lives of children and families. This recognized the work Carmel has done at Valley Family Center where she was Administrator from 1994 - 2005 and Executive Director from 2005 - 2013.
We celebrated Mary Aikenhead as Venerable with our RSC Associates, colleagues in ministry, former RSC’s and friends on Saturday May 31st. Each one present had an invocation asking Mary Aikenhead to pray for us from a litany. As part of the prayer service, each person was asked, “What would Mary Aikenhead say to us today?”
To mark the 200th Anniversary of the founding of our Congregation we invited the schools connected with the Sisters of Charity to take part in a ‘Mary Aikenhead Care for the Earth Project’. The project will run throughout the calendar year 2015. Each school was invited to nominate either a project in which they were already engaged or a new project as their entry.
Congratulations to Sr Rosaleen Crossan who presented 5 days of reflections about Mary Aikenhead on the RTE Radio 1 ‘Living Word’ slot each morning for a week in May. To hear Sr Rosaleen’s reflections CLICK HERE, then on ‘Programme Archive’ and listen to the broadcasts from 25th – 29th May 2015.
Sr Pauline Campbell writes about her recent visit to Slovenia for the Annual Conference of Spiritual Directors Europe from 3rd - 12th March.
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