The Closing Ceremony of Bi-Centenary year and the Birth Anniversary of Mary Aikenhead was celebrated at community level with 14 Friends of Mary Aikenhead. The program of the day commenced at 6:00pm with a special evening prayer prepared by the community, then preceded with a Eucharistic Celebration.
Pope Francis has appealed for people to prepare for Easter by practicing the works of mercy. A Lenten Carbon Fast can help us to reflect and act with mercy towards people and the planet in caring for God’s creation. It is not too late to start so you might like to download the 2016 Lenten Carbon Fast from the Conference of Leaders of Religious Institutes in NSW, Australia.
My dear brothers and sisters gathered here this morning, we come together to join our Religious Sisters of Charity in their celebrations. We are giving thanks to God together with the sisters for His goodness to them as they commemorate the Bi-Centenary of their Congregation.
Some people never get to sit at the table. Who are they? Do we ever get to meet them in person? As part of a Matthew 25 Project, designed and initiated by Sr. Margaret Farrell, Sr. Bernadette Morgan joined in Saturday November 21st for this monthly out reach to those living on the streets of Los Angeles.
St. Anne’s Centre for Women and Youth Development celebrated its 9th Graduation Ceremony in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the St. Anne’s Centre in Satellite Town, Lagos on Saturday, 21st of November, 2015. It started at 11.00am with the Holy Mass which was officiated by Rev. Father Shola CSSR.
The year 2015 marks exactly 200 years since Mother Mary Aikenhead founded the Religious Sisters of Charity; her followers all over the world celebrate this bicentenary with the continuation of her good works. The Religious Sisters of Charity (Kabwata Convent, Zambia) celebrated this special feast by organising a visit to Lusaka Central prison with their Associates.
The International World Congress of Prison Chaplains was held in Sydney, Australia from Sept. 19th to the 24th with 50 countries in attendance. Sr. Teresa Doherty (California) and Sr. Pauline Staunton (Australia) represented the Religious Sisters of Charity.
With the Theme "Rejoice" the closing Mass for the Year of Consecrated Life took place in St. Anne's Church, Rockferry on Saturday 24th October at 12noon. This was for the Diocese of Shrewsbury and was attended by many sisters, lay consecrated, parishioners and friends of the Sisters.
On the 7th November an Award Ceremony for Volunteers was held in the Restaurant in Harold’s Cross. This was to mark the great work done by volunteers in our services down through the years and was particularly fitting in this special year marking the 200th Anniversary of the Founding of the Congregation.
Here Sr Chioma Ezeh tells us about the recent celebrations in Okpara Inland where they joined two church feasts together:
"The 22nd day of November 2015 was indeed a joyful, prayerful and remarkable day here in Okpara Inland, Delta State. It was a day the entire Okpara Catholic Community came out in their numbers to celebrate Christ as our Universal King.
Sr. Margaret Mary recalls the great celebration that took place in Chikuni to celebrate this special year: "Sr. Jacinta and I went to celebrate the 22nd of July with the Sisters in Chikuni and the local community around. We had a wonderful celebration.
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