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Final Vows In Nigeria and Zambia

1810 final vows thumbThe Congregation had much to celebrate during the summer months with a First profession in Zambia and Final Profession ceremonies in both Nigeria and Zambia. Sr Justina Nelson has written to tell us about the great day in Nigeria.

 

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Nanyala Irrigation Scheme, Konzolendo

Nanyala Irrigation thumbDuring the month of May the committee of the group of farmers came to us requesting help to irrigate their crops grown during the dry season. The group consisted of forty six farmers, male and female. They had already dug canals but much of the water was wasted due to seepage. We went to look at the place and found many people cultivating and preparing to plant maize.

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A Spirituality for Meeting God in Transition Times

Sisters Teresa Doherty, Anna Marie Mc Laughlin and Madeleine Meagher recently attended an educational workshop for Leadership and Members of Congregations. The title was; “Through Grief to New Life: A Spirituality for Meeting God in Transition Times”. It was organized by the National Religious Retirement Office in the U.S.A. In this article Sr Madeleine shares some of the key points:

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A Very Special Visit

1810 relics thumbOn 29th August The Blackrock Hospice were privileged to receive the relics of Saints Louis, Zelie and Therese Martin from Lisieux. The Hospice is named after Louis and Zelie and the ward for the patients St Therese. All the staff, volunteers, patients that were well enough with their families, invited guests, neighbours and religious from the local parishes paid a visit to the relics.

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Creation Time Reflections

1810 engscot creation thumbDuring the recent Creation Time, from 1 September – 4 October, the sisters in the English/Scottish Province reflected on the book ‘Finding God In A Leaf’ by Fr Brian Grogan SJ. In this article they share the richness of their reflections.


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A Day Out to the Heritage Centre, Harold’s Cross

1810 hackney heritage centre thumbSix members of staff of St Joseph’s Convent, Hackney, together with Sr Jacqueline Doherty spent a wonderful day recently visiting the Mary Aikenhead Heritage Centre in Dublin. The group tells all:
“We felt very privileged to be part of the Mary Aikenhead story. We were warmly welcomed when we arrived at the Heritage Centre – starting with a welcome cup of Barry’s tea and barnbrack.

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Returning Home

1810 returning home podcastA documentary called 'Returning Home' was broadcast on the Irish Newstalk radio station recently. 'Returning Home' tells the story of the lives of six extraordinary women who have spent most of their lives working overseas and have now returned home. These women are in their 70s and they are all Missionary Sisters.

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Book Launch - Ministry of Love

1810 book launch thumbThe Sisters of Charity of Australia have launched a new book outlining their ‘Ministry of Love’ during 180 years since they first set foot on Australian soil. Launched by Congregational Leader Sr Clare Nolan rsc, the book, Ministry of Love: The Story of the Sisters of Charity, was written by Danielle Achikian. Click HERE to read more.

JPI On Youth And Women Empowerment

The Justice and Peace Initiative (JPI) of Religious is under the auspices of the major superiors of Nigeria, in line with the social teachings of the church. JPI is making every effort to identify and alleviate the sufferings of the people of God (Constitution of Justice and Peace in Nigeria).

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