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Dry Bones Shall Rise Again

Nyerhovwo-thumbThe 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.

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Descending and Ascending - life in Konzalendo

0416konzalendo-thumbSr 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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Earth Week

earth-week-2016The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.

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Commission on the Status of Women - Personal Reactions and Reflections by Kathleen Bryant RSC

csw-60-kathleen-thumbWhat a privilege it was to join 10,000 women from all over the world at the United Nations in New York City for the Commission on the Status of Women.    The Theme was Women’s Empowerment and the Link to Sustainable Development.  Building on the Beijing declaration and platform, education on the huge inequalities for girls and women were presented along with strategies for working towards gender equality.

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A Garden of Dreams at the Los Angeles RE Congress

0416recongressAt the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress the attendees had the opportunity to make the Stations of the Cross with the theme of Human Trafficking and see artifacts from survivors on display as well as their art work.  You can see a video of these stations below.  There were a few workshops on the issue that the Sisters of Charity attended - one featured two survivors.

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Abrahamic Roots Group

02-abrahamic-roots-thumbSr Patricia Byrne reports on a gathering she attended recently. It was a group of Muslim and Christian Women coming together to explore Scripture and Pray.
“I first encountered this group when they came to visit our hospice in Airdrie...

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Celebrating the Canonisation of Sts Louis and Zelie Martin

louis-zelie-martin-thumbOn the 26th of November a wonderful celebration was held in Blackrock Hospice to honour the canonisation of St. Louis and St. Zelie Martin, who were the first parents to be canonised on 18th of October, Mission Sunday 2015. The Hospice is named after St. Louis and St. Zelie and the ward which consists of 12 rooms for the patients is named St. Therése, so it was appropriate that we honour both parents and daughter.

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Zambia closes with an Opening

02 zambia ma preschool thumbThis may appear as a contradiction but it is a pleasant one.  As a nation we had been praying for rain, it was long overdue.  As Religious Sisters of Charity we were praying for a few dry hours on the morning of the 19th January 2016.

 

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