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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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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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