Home 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.
The Sanctuary Conference 2012: 'The Art of Being Still - The Mindful Leader' will take place in Dublin Castle on 22nd May 2012. Speakers will include: Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy Founder of the Sanctuary; Michael Chaskalson UK's leading trainer of mindfulness-based approaches to work; Tony Bates, Founder of Headstrong and Mark Patrick Hederman Abbot of Glenstall Abbey.
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Okpara-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.
“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".
Sr 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...
The 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:
How 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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