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Leaving Namwala, Zambia

namwala thumbOn Saturday 25th January 2014 the road to Namwala saw some Religious Sisters of Charity travelling for what was to be both a joyful and sad occasion. After fifty three years of faithful service to the people of Namwala the parish was saying farewell to the sisters and the sisters were saying farewell also.

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A milestone celebration for Sr Kathleen Newell

kathleen newell thumbThe Californian Region had the great joy of celebrating Sr. Kathleen Newell’s 75th anniversary as a Sister of Charity on January 26th.  Sisters celebrated with Kathleen and attended a special Mass with all Jubiliarians in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles at the Cathedral. 

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Extreme Weather Batters the UK

ukfloods thumbIt is not for the first time that extreme weather conditions have been felt in the UK over the past decade. Indeed we have had seasons of continuous and heavy snow, drought and heavy rain and floods.  Each year seems to have brought a more extreme version of weather.  What we got this winter surpassed any expectations in its severity and persistence.

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Silver Jubilee celebration of Sr Justina Nelson

justina jubilee thumbSr Justina Nelson celebrated her Silver jubilee on the 9th November at Holy Family Catholic Church, Festac Town in Lagos.  It was a day of thanksgiving for God’s faithfulness and love as Justina surrounded by sisters, family members and friends, celebrated with joy and gratitude to God for twenty five years of dedicated service in the Congregation.  She is grateful to all those who have touched her life during these past years.

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California - searching out the new 'Lazarus'

new lazarus thumbIn line with our 2013 General Chapter commitment, the Californian Region continues to search out new Lazarus’ in their ministries and outreach.  On a recent trip with food and clothing to Mexico, Sr Margaret Farrell encountered a camp with 100,000 people who exist without electricity, running water, basic medical care or simple basic needs. 

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California RSCs Symposium on Human Trafficking

la symposium 2014 thumbOn February 8th many Religious Sisters of Charity, Associates and Volunteers attended the annual Symposium on Human Trafficking.  The Religious Sisters of Charity are one of the sponsors and organizers.  The theme was From Pain to Inspiration and Action.  Through music, art, film and drama the role of Art in the healing process of trafficking survivors was celebrated.

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Not long before Congress 2014...

congress-janThe lower rates for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress and Youth Day end after January 22. If you haven't already registered, be sure to register soon to get the lower fees. Also, check the updated listing of exhibitors for Congress 2014. And Congress attendees are now able to pre-order online specially priced Disneyland and Disney California Adventure tickets. For all information about Congress 2014 click HERE.

31 December 2013... 175 Years on...

aus175‘This is the Day the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad!'

31st December 2013 was a very special day in the life of our sister Congregation in Australia – it marked the 175th anniversary of the first five women religious arriving on the shores of Australia – they were Sisters of Charity sent from Ireland by Mary Aikenhead.  Here the sisters tell us about their special year.

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