Propelled by our General Chapter invitation to create a new table, several sisters in the Californian Region have been acknowledged publicly for their partnerships with those made poor. Sr. Teresa Doherty was featured in the County probation newsletter and described as a “jewel in the probation crown” for her prison ministry to youth for 38 years. “And at 82 years young, she doesn’t appear to be slowing down one bit.” Teresa was the first woman chaplain to serve in the Probation Department.
Recently St Agnes’ convent in Crumlin, Dublin closed its doors for the last time having been home to many Sisters of Charity who served the local community for 74 years. However, last spring Sr Ellen Galvin recalled the beauty of the garden and its inhabitants:
The following is the talk given by Sr Maureen rsc from Australia on 22nd July 2013 to the General Chapter delegates gathered in Drumalis, Larne:
Sister Rita Dawson had the pleasure of being one of the 2000 invited guests to attend the Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Tuesday 4 June 2013.
A 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.
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.
Three 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.
The 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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