It was with great pleasure that we welcomed Michele Morek, Co-ordinator of UNANIMA-International (UI), to Dublin on 21st /22nd July 2012. Michele wanted to meet as many of the Ireland based congregations of Religious represented on the UI Board. We, the Religious Sisters of Charity, took up her offer to visit us and she met with various groups of Sisters at the Generalate, Sandymount and Donnybrook.
Sr Mary Charles Walker was a Sister of Charity with a true missionary spirit. During her life she lived and worked in both Zambia and Nigeria.
When she was in Nigeria she felt that an indigenous congregation should be started. Her desire was fulfilled when four of the young women she taught in St. Joseph’s Convent School, Calabar, expressed the desire to become religious sisters.
On 6th June 1812 Mary Aikenhead started her Novitiate (religious formation) at the Bar Convent in York, England. This year each Province and Region was invited to celebrate the 200th anniversary of this momentous day for the Congregation. Here we read an account from California/Venezuela.
It is interesting to see how many Religious Congregations and Societies share the same motto as ourselves (The love of Christ urges us on). One such Society is St. Patrick’s Missionary Society (affectionately known as Kiltegans). The priests from St. Patrick’s have been closely associated with us in Roma, since the school began nearly fifty years ago...
There is an air of excitement and celebration this week as the Eucharistic Congress unfolds. Right now we are in the fifth day of the Congress and by the time you read this enewsletter the Eucharistic Congress 2012 will be history. Yet the memories and the experience of being part of it will live on.
Honouring Mary Aikenhead on the 200th Anniversary of the day she began her Formation Journey in York
To mark the 200th anniversary of the day Mary Aikenhead begun her Novitiate in York, it was decided to plant a shrub at Donnybrook Cemetery on 6th of June.
Recently, Sr Mary Balogun has been researching the impact of Trafficking in Malawi. Here she shares some of her discoveries and insights: Nkhata-Bay is situated beside Lake Malawi. It is a tourist area which attracts many foreigners. Tourists came from different parts of the world to enjoy the beautiful scenery. Some of these tourists while visiting engage in smoking “marijuana” (since it grows naturally around the place) and similarly engage in sexually activity.
Many girls both of age and under age from Zambia, Tanzania, and Mozambique are found in Nkhata-Bay for the purpose of commercial sex.
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