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Dialogue for Development's 2nd Half Year Report 2014

d4dlogo-website-rsccaritasDialogue for Development (D4D) has just published its 2nd Half Year Report on it's Peace-building Programme in Zambia.  The Programme aims to foster dialogue and reconciliation at local and national levels on issues that promote human rights and integral human development.  D4D'S vision is a society where peace and harmony exist and difference is celebrated.  You can read the report by clicking HERE and you can read more about D4D HERE.

Opening The Year Of Consecrated Life

consecrated-life-airdrie2The year of consecrated life was opened in the Diocese of Motherwell, Scotland on the 29th November 2014 by Bishop Joseph Toal who was the principal celebrant at a Mass concelebrated by 25 priests.  The Mass took place at St Bride’s Church and Poor Clare Monastery Bothwell. 


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Visit of Irish President to Malawi

Imelda and Predident Higgins thumbSr Imelda O’Brien RSC recalls her recent meeting with the President when he visited Malawi:

We had heard a rumour that the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins and his wife Mrs Sabina Higgins were coming on a visit to Malawi but we did not take much notice as we are far from the centre of activity, mainly Lilongwe, where such visits take place. 

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Adult Literacy in Konzalendo

Graduation class with teacher thumbThe sisters in Konzalendo, Malawi have been working with the people helping them with adult literacy classes.  Here they explain what they have been doing and how it has been received by the people:
The desire to read and write is a big need for the people in our parish that is for those who never had the opportunity to go to school.  In response to this need we organised seventeen adult literacy classes over the past two years.  The class instructors are men and women who live locally and receive a small remuneration for their services.

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Mary Aikenhead becoming more widely known in Japan

japan-blake-thumbTowards the end of September 2013 a Japanese lady rang the door bell of St. Vincent’s Convent, Cork.  She had no appointment but she certainly had a special mission and purpose for her visit.  Ms Yoko Hosono was received and welcomed by Sr. Mary Scanlan who listened to her story.

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Year of Consecrated Life begins soon

ycl-logo-2014-11In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life be celebrated throughout the world.  The Year of Consecrated Life will begin on the First Sunday of Advent, the weekend of November 29, 2014, and end on February 2, 2016, the World Day of Consecrated life.

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Read Sr Edith Reflection on the 2015 RECongress Theme

recongress2015logo.JPGThe Registration Guidebook for the 2015 Los Angeles Religious Education Congress is now online and available HERE! The Guidebook contains all workshop and speaker descriptions, entertainment and liturgy options, and all events during Congress. You can also read Sr Edith Prendergast's reflection on the 2015 Congress theme 'SEE' by clicking HERE.

We Care! God Heals! - From a Clinic to a Hospital

stmarys-ozoro-thumbFor 58 years St Mary's Catholic Maternity Clinic has been doing great work in the lives of the people in Isoko Nation.  Just recently it was officially recognised in the Community as a 'Hospital' by the simple gesture of the dignitaries from the Church and the local community. About fifty people gathered in the Clinic on the 26th of July 2014 to unveil the sign-post depicting 'Hospital'.

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