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Sonas apc win a GSK Ireland IMPACT Awards

gsk-impact-awardsSonas apc was delighted to win a GSK Ireland IMPACT Award for 2015.  The venue for the awards ceremony was the Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin.  Sonas apc was selected as one of four winners for a prize of €10,000 each.  Over 50 voluntary organisations had originally applied for this award.

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Official Opening of New Cross College, Finglas, Dublin

new-cross-college-thumbOn 1st September 2014, Mater Christi Secondary School and Patrician College Finglas, amalgamated under the name of NEW CROSS COLLEGE.  The school is a Catholic Co-Educational Voluntary Secondary School and is under the Co-Trusteeship of the Religious Sisters of Charity and Le Cheile Schools Trust.  It is located in the Mater Christi school building.

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Focus Ireland's 30th Anniversary

focus-ireland-2015Over 30 years ago Sr Stan founded Focus Ireland in the parlour of the old Stanhope Street Convent.  It is now the largest organisation working with homeless people in Ireland. Focus Ireland works with people who are homeless or are at risk of losing their homes across Ireland offering individuals and families advice, support, education and housing to help people to have and keep a home.

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Eco-Congregation Ireland Award

eco-congregation-2015Congratulations to Cabra West Parish on achieving an Eco-Congregation Ireland award! The Church of the Most Precious Blood has done a great job of incorporating Creation Care into the life of the parish since the arrival of the Religious Sisters of Charity in 2008.

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200 Celebrations in Clarinbridge

clarinbridge-thumbOur small community of three discussed at length how to have a fitting celebration for the bicentenary of the Congregation and to honour our foundress Venerable Mary Aikenhead.  We wanted to do something that would be enduring and act as a legacy of the Religious Sisters of Charity in Clarinbridge, Co. Galway. Our sisters have been in Clarinbridge from 1844-2015, which is 171 years! 

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Pope Francis Visits the US

pope-in-us-thumbWhat a blessing Pope Francis was to all of us during his five day visit - atheist, Jew, Moslem, Christian and every culture!  We, RSC’s, were glued to the television whenever we could get a break to listen to one riveting talk after another!  It was wonderful to get messages from our sisters in other countries who were watching it at the same time.

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Empowering young people in Malawi

konzalendo-wilson-thumbSome generous donations have been sent to Malawi and the funds are being used to train young people in tailoring skills. Here the sisters in Konzalendo explain how the funds are benefitting the local people.

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Celebrating our Bi-centenary in Airdrie

airdrie-200-thumbThe community of Sisters of Charity in Airdrie, Scotland had busy time earlier in the year preparing a celebration to mark the 200th anniversary of the Congregation for the many people of Lanarkshire who have supported them since 1957, when the first Hospice opened its doors in Airdrie. Here the sisters tell us about their celebration.

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National Award for Glór na Mara Primary School, Tramore

our-world-tramoreGlór na Mara National School, Tramore, was one of only 12 schools in Ireland, to qualify for the Our World  Irish Aid Awards, which is organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The National Final took place on June 16th 2015, in Dublin Castle where the pupils were presented with their National Award Trophy by Minister Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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