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Remembering the Eucharistic Congress of 2012

congress thumbThere 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.

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Human Trafficking in Northern Malawi

Nkhata-BayRecently, 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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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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