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Final Profession of Srs Stella and Rosemary

stella rosemary thumbA bright and beautiful day dawned on the 20th of April, 2013 when sisters, friends, families and co-workers gathered at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Navy Town, Lagos, for the final profession ceremony of Srs. Stella Adewole and Rosemary Udeaja. Bishop Hyacinth Egbebo MSP of Bomadi Vicariate presided at the Mass for the profession, while eleven other priests concelebrated with him at the joyful event.

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General Chapter 2013

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From 22nd July - 7th August 2013 our 30th General Chapter took place in Larne, Northern Ireland.  Forty-five delegates from around the world gathered for an eight-day Retreat from 13th - 21st July.  The Chapter opened on the evening of 22nd July and during the following days the delegates discussed and reflected on what had been happening in the Congregation over the past six years.  They also elected the Superior General and Council and planned the direction of the Congregation for the next six years. 

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UNANIMA Youth Gathering In Tamale, Ghana

nigeria tip thumbnailThree sisters from the Nigerian Region attended a two-day international youth gathering in Tamale, Ghana in late April.  There were about 76 people represented, from Ghana, Nigeria, Togo, Benin, the DR Congo, Cameroon, Gabon and the USA. Our sisters traveled three days by bus to get there.

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Sr Cleopatra's First Profession

zambia03Sr. Cleopatra Nakweenda recently made her First Profession as a Religious Sister of Charity.  There was much joy and a great celebration in Roma Convent Chapel on 11th May 2013 in the Zambian Region. 

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Religious keep up the momentum for change

IF Religious Lobby 4The Religious Lobby 2013, part of the ‘Enough Food for Everyone – IF Campaign’, took place on Wednesday 15th May in Westminster, London.  Over 200 Religious, female and male along with some of their Associate members, gathered in Westminster Central Hall to make their views known to Parliament that world hunger must cease! 

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Reflection on an Asram Experience

ireland ashram howthAnna Fiona Keogh reflects on her experience of an Ashram last year at the Stella Maris Retreat Centre in Howth.  Following this there is an invitation to experience the 2013 Ashram organised by the Sanctuary from 30th June to 26th July.

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Celebrating Our First American Golden Jubilarian

california3On a beautiful sunny day in California, Saturday May 4th, we celebrated Sr. Francis Maria Monsimer’s Golden Jubilee! The Liturgy , meal and entertainment all took place outdoors decorated with nature’s finest beauty.  We put Sr. Margaret Mary FitzSimons RIP in charge of the weather and the birds!  Her prayers worked as we witnessed three falcons fly overhead, a Mallard duck, mocking birds and many other birds singing who had been rehearsing for weeks!

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