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New Life - Urged on by God’s Love and Spirit

1703-postulants-thumbOn the 19th of January four postulants entered our Congregation in Nigeria and three weeks later, Sr Geraldine Hamukale, who had travelled to Nigeria for an International Formation Team meeting had the privilege of meeting them. She asked them what attracted them to religious life and in particular to our Congregation. When Geraldine returned to Zambia she asked two more sisters in formation the same question and here she shares all six responses.

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Cardinal Vincent Nichols announced as Patron of St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney, London

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster has agreed to become Patron of St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney. St Joseph’s, one of the oldest hospices in the UK, was founded by the Religious Sisters of Charity in 1905. They were invited to Hackney by the then Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vaughan, to help and care for the poor of East London who were dying in terrible conditions, mainly from tuberculosis.

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Lenten Creation Care Calendar

1703-lent-thumbMany of us give up something during Lent. We invite you to join with some of our sisters who are participating in a “carbon fast” which was sent to us by the Catholic Climate Covenant. The carbon fast helps us to take steps to reduce our carbon footprint. This Lenten Creation Care Calendar can assist you, your family, parish, school, or religious community be more mindful of the ways that our daily habits impact both “our common home” and those most impacted by our neglect.

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The Fairview/Marino Tuesday Club

1703-tuesday-club-thumbThe Tuesday Club provides an opportunity for elderly people in the Fairview/Marino area of Dublin who may have difficulty getting out and about to meet with friends and neighbours and take part in gentle exercise and other activities that support their health and wellbeing. Sr Margaret Ivers and other members of the Fairview and Marino Parishes have been instrumental in setting up and running the Tuesday Club, which operates entirely with the support of local volunteers.

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8 March is International Women's Day

International Women's DayEvery person can play a part in helping drive better outcomes for women. Through meaningful celebration and targeted bold action, we can all be responsive and responsible leaders in creating a more gender inclusive world. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait....

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Golden Jubilee Celebrations! 1966-2016

mary-k-thumb2016 marked a milestone for Sr Anne Marie Costelloe in July and for the October group of 1966, Sisters Marcella Cassells, Rita Dawson, Joanna Flannery, Sheila Geaney, Rosaleen Heslin, Barbara Kenny, Maria Kenny, Mary Kernan, Cecilia Marum, Rose O’Rourke and Mary Scanlan, as we came together to celebrate our Golden Jubilees.

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Unveiling of Mary Aikenhead Statue in Melbourne, Australia

ma-statue-thumb“Mary Aikenhead, like Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a woman of choice not chance. A young woman who listened for what God was calling her to be and who responded in a way that made a huge difference in the world of others.“  These descriptors of Mary Aikenhead were among other characteristics about which April Honeyman, Principal of St Columba’s College Essendon spoke at the unveiling of the statue of Mary Aikenhead on November 21st 2016.

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My Final Profession of God’s Faithfulness

chioma-thumbMy final religious profession is a dream come true.  A journey of nine years was accomplished on the 27th day of August, 2016.  It is a day I will live to remember.  The day was pleasantly bright and cool.  The Eucharistic celebration began by 11am at the Archangels Parish, Satellite Town Lagos.  The celebration was graced by 17 priests and about 70 women religious of different congregations. 

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Life in Halona Idiwan’a – We Call It “Zuni”

zuni-thumbOn July 23rd, 2016, I drove past a sign with a Zuni Sunface and the words, “Welcome to Zuniland.” Since that day, something new and wonderful has been unfolding almost every day. I have been privileged to be missioned to serve here in Zuni among the Zuni people. Our Zuni people call this place, “Halona Idiwan’a” – “our Middle Place.” 

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