On 17th June in Caritas, Sandymount a special celebration evening meal was held for the Golden Jubilee of Sisters Pauline Butler and Marie Smyth. It was a lovely occasion as Sr Pauline was home on holiday from Nigeria and so it was fitting to celebrate her Jubilee with Sr Marie. They enjoyed cutting the cake, meeting friends and received a beautiful plant as a gift.
“I am able to say that I was proud of what I was - a sailor”
John was living for some time in the St. Vincent de Paul Hostel for Homeless Men in Back Lane, Dublin. He was born in Derry in 1928 and had been a sailor in his early days. I became involved with him when he was in Back Lane. He often came to weekly Mass.
Sr. Helen Eluagu, RSC from the Community Development Centre in Ozoro, Delta State, Nigeria has written an update about three of the projects that she and her team have been involved with. They include skills acquisition training, a community needs assessment and feeding the poor.
Sr. Margaret Farrell was recognized for her work with young people who are homeless as one of the Unsung Heroes in Los Angeles. This was part of the Portraits of Compassion Exhibition shown from March 6th through April 30th. The focus was on everyday people doing extraordinary things. After the initial award ceremony the exhibit was shown by the California Community Foundation.
Sr Patricia Byrne reports on her recent participation in the United Nation's Commission on the Status of Women - "I had the privilege of being present at this Forum. Before I went I was completely confused by the amount of information I was receiving about side events, parallel events, invitations to events .....
The Catholic Bishops of Zambia have embarked on a tree planting exercise in all dioceses in Zambia to prevent deforestation.
Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) announced this at the launch of 2015/2016 Lusaka District tree planting exercise by the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental protection held at Cardinal Adam Memorial Hospital, Thursday, 22nd January, 2016.
The following article appeared recently in the Los Angeles ‘Tidings’. It is a wonderful story and Religious Sister of Charity, Sr Catherine Ryan, features in the article. To read it please click HERE.
The Congregation recently appointed a Care of the Earth committee to work to find ways to help us move forward in line with our Chapter Vision and in keeping with the recent Encyclical Laudato Si. We are developing a webpage where we hope to post relevant articles and links to resources which will help us:
The title of this article is likened to the story of Nyerhovho Etirikpe, an abandoned street child who was rescued by the Sisters of Charity in September 2015. This boy has been living on the street for years having been branded as a witch and abandoned because he is suffering from convulsions.
Sr Rosemary Ng’andu writes about life in Konzalendo and the hills and valleys that are part of daily life for the sisters who live there…
“We can keep writing in the eNews about Malawi and especially the place where we live - Konzalendo, but only experience of the place can open you to the reality that the Parish Church is the only place where we do not have to ascend or descend.
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