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A Prayer for Holy Week

holy_weekThis week is the final week of Lent – Holy Week.  It is a time for entering into the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus, a time for new life and growth.  During this week let us unite in prayer as we pray:

 

 

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Human Trafficking Through The Ages

angela_pictureSr Angela Murphy, from the English/Scottish Province recently visited the British Museum.  Here she recalls how her visit links to the work of the Congregation at this time:

"This article and picture are the result of my first visit to the British Museum.  It was a memorable day...

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UN Commission on the Status of Women

csw56_thumbThe fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women is taking place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 9 March 2012.  Sr Pat Kenny RSC from England and Sr Suzette Clark rsc from Australia are there representing the Sisters of Charity.  Here Pat tells us about her experience of the Commission:

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Educating the Girl Child for Justice

girl_child_thumbHow do we recognize that girls have a different spiritual and moral development than boys in our classrooms and schools? In a recent article Sr Kathleen Bryant RSC looked at some of the realities of the girl child in schools and suggested ways we might increase our awareness and empower these young women.

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High educational debt a growing threat to religious vocations

nrvcA new study on Catholic vocations reveals that educational debt is derailing the dreams of young people to become religious sisters, brothers, or priests. And the problem is likely to get worse: Religious institutes report an increase in the number of inquirers with large educational debt and national averages show record levels of student debt continuing to rise.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2012

humantrafficking_thumbREMEMBERING WOMEN AND GIRLS WHO HAVE FALLEN VICTIM TO HUMAN TRAFFICKERS

March 8th is an important day of celebration for our global community. On this day each year, we celebrate the strength and potential of all women.

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Ballaghaderreen Revisited

ballaghaderreen_thumbAbout eighteen months ago some of the past residents of Ballaghaderreen expressed a desire to revisit the place where they spent most of their childhood and many of their teenage years.   For many of these past residents it was the only home they knew and they were determined to return to visit the old school, institution and convent.

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Good News Story From ‘Chan NICab’

lab-staff-thumbnailSt. Francis Hospital, Okpara -Inland, Delta State, Nigeria is one of the various hospitals that have benefited from the CHAN NICaB projects.  The hospital’s Administrator, Sr. Patricia Somers RSC, says it is good news that has brought funding to St Francis hospital as a result of the CHAN NICaB Project.

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Golden Jubilee Celebration in California

margaret-walsh-thumbnailSr. Margaret Walsh celebrated her Golden Jubilee at the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday February 25, 2012 with family, sisters and friends.  Anne, Margaret’s niece, and Lorraine, her grandniece, both travelled from Ireland for the celebration meal and to spend time in California with Margaret.

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Youth Ministry and the Olympic Games

flame-congress-logoFlame Congress is inspired by the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the UK in September 2010 & by the forthcoming Olympic Games in the summer of this year.
September 2010 saw the historic visit of Pope Benedict XVI with powerful, memorable scenes in the Piazza at Westminster Cathedral, at the Big Assembly, Twickenham, and in Hyde Park.

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