Sr Brid O’Shea with a group of supporters from St. Columban School in Garden Grove in California got up early in the morning recently to do a five mile Walk out on Poverty.
Sr Angela Murphy, a member of the Hackney community gives us an inside view of the Bi-centenary co-hosted by the Sisters of Charity community and St Joseph’s Hospice and following on from Sr Angela’s account two sisters who attended from Airdrie community, Srs Maria Porter and Catherine Egan relate their experience of the event.
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:
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- Commission on the Status of Women - Personal Reactions and Reflections by Kathleen Bryant RSC
- A Garden of Dreams at the Los Angeles RE Congress
- Accompanying Someone Who Has No One
- Abrahamic Roots Group
- Celebrating the Canonisation of Sts Louis and Zelie Martin
- May Our Lord bless the work and the beloved work women, Amen