The Friends of Mary Aikenhead have spread to Malawi! Here Sr Rosemary Ng’andu explains how two new groups started.
On Sunday October 4th we gathered with friends, RSC associates, former RSC’s with their spouses, colleagues in ministry and family members to celebrate our 200th anniversary at St. Cornelius Parish, Long Beach. This was the site of the first community of the Religious Sisters of Charity in California in 1953.
Here are two more stories from the schools taking part in the project.
This month we feature St James’ Basin Lane, Dublin and St Vincent’s, Cork who are both Green Flag Schools
On Sunday 13th September a plaque was unveiled in North William Street, Dublin. It was on this site the Congregation was founded in 1815. The idea surfaced about three years ago and the community of the Daughters of Charity living there were most supportive and encouraging. It was suggested that we wait until the bicentenary and have it as part of the celebrations.
Karan Varker, an Australian Religious Sister of Charity has been busy! She has compiled a book called "The Love of Christ Impels Us To the Ends of the Earth", which is produced as a gift from the Sisters of Charity of Australia, to celebrate the 200 years anniversary of Mary Aikenhead founding the Religious Sisters of Charity in Ireland.
The free and downloadable App ‘In the Footsteps of Mary Aikenhead’ was launched in July 2015, bringing the story of our Foundress to a new audience in the bi-centenary year of the Congregation.
View the short VIDEO to learn more about the App and download it by clicking on the links below.
In amongst all the 200th Celebrations that were happening in Ireland during the summer the Extended Leadership Team met for eight days in Ballyvaloo, Co. Wexford. The purpose of the meeting was for each Leadership Team to share what had been happening in their area since the General Chapter in 2013 and to plan the way forward as we move towards our next General Chapter in 2019.
9 September 2015 - The Religious Sisters of Charity welcome the publication today of the Report by the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) and we accept its findings.
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