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Valley Family Center - Annual Dinner

vfc_board_thumbThursday, April 26, was a red-letter day for Valley Family Center.    Over 300 people came to celebrate the service, which the Center, and its incredibly dedicated staff of 20+ has provided to the community over the past 25 years.   In that time over 36,000 men, women and children,  have been assisted in healing their lives of broken relationships, fear, violence, battering,  school failure, troubled marriages… the list goes on.  

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Eucharistic Congress - Join us on the Journey: 10-17 June 2012

euch_cong_pathEvery journey has a point of departure and a destination, and the Eucharistic Congress journey is no different. As we travel we will find a variety of landscapes; sometimes the terrain will be easily negotiated and, at other times, it will present us with a significant challenge. It’s all part of the experience of getting there.

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Break the Chain - Forge the Links

breakthechain_thumbOn 17th March 2012, TRAC, the Awareness Raising & Campaigning part of the Medaille Trust, ran a workshop for 6th Formers in the Diocese of Brentwood – the host diocese for the forthcoming Olympic Games.  The aim of the workshop was to inform the students about human trafficking and sexual exploitation and the possible increase of it over the period of the Games,

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Home Visitation in Nigeria: carrying on the work of our Foundress

BEATRICE-NNENNAYAHome visitation is a very important apostolate for the Religious Sisters of Charity. Our Foundress, Mother Mary Aikenhead, saw it as a great need in her time. Since then Sisters of Charity have continued to reach out to people in their homes. This has proved to be an effective way of listening to people and giving them quality presence with dignity. It involves sharing of personal experiences with a great deal of trust.

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Graduation Day in Mary Aikenhead Centre

okpara_graduation_thumbOkpara-Inland is a rural community in Isiokolo Local Government Area of Ethiope East, Delta State, Nigeria.  The main occupations of the people are farming, petty trading and rubber tapping, while a small percentage of the people are civil servants.  There are very few companies and industries to provide employment for the people.

 

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Los Angeles RE Congress 2012

2012recongressimg“The voice of God is easy to recognize, but difficult to take to heart,” said Sister Edith Prendergast. “It is a voice that calls us away from old habits, inviting us to adopt more wholesome ones.” To hear God’s voice, she continued, people need to be reflective and discerning. Sr. Edith Prendergast opened up the 45th annual RE Congress with a wonderful keynote on the theme "Voice Infusing Life" / "Voz que Infunde Vida".

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The Child Slave

symposium_thumbOur Congregation is part of the Southern California Partners for Global Justice and so many of us attended the Symposium on Child Trafficking on March 10th.

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