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Book Launch 'Friend of the Poor - Mary Aikenhead'

booklaunch-thumbIn July 2015 Columba Press approached the Congregation to ask if we would write a book about Mary Aikenhead.  It was an historic year because we were celebrating our 200th anniversary and Pope Francis had declared Mary Aikenhead ‘Venerable’ on 18th March.

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Everyone Has a Right to a Place They Can Call Home

1016-stanhope-green-thumbIn September Focus Ireland released its annual report at its newly redeveloped housing in Stanhope Green in Dublin where it provides accommodation in 71 units (61 single units and 10 families) for people who were previously homeless. In this article you can read the Address by Sr. Stainslaus Kennedy at the Reopening at which Minister for Housing Simon Coveney was present.

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Please 'LIKE' us on Facebook

Like-us-on-Facebook-editOn 15th August the Congregation launched a new Facebook page. Please take a moment to visit and 'LIKE' our page.  Click HERE to visit the page.

Sr Agnes Morgan's Jubilee Celebrations!

agnes-thumbWhen I asked some members of the community what they most remembered about Sr Agnes Morgan’s jubilee day one said “The dancing”, another “The Mass was lovely”, “Wasn’t the sing song great!”, “It was great being with the Morgan family”, and “Meeting old friends and new ones”. Agnes celebrated her Golden Jubilee on 11th June, and she celebrated in style!

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Formation Of St Anna’s Widows Society At Okpara Inland

1610-widows-thumbWomen in many cultures are seen as objects and possession of men. Most often the widow is left with nothing to take care of the children after the death of her husband. The widow is also given to a family member to marry as a part of the man’s property and if she refuses she is pushed out of the house.

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The Sanctuary Ashram

1610-ashram-howthThe Sanctuary Ashram takes place in Stella Maris Retreat Centre during the month of July each year, directed by Korko Moses SJ

In this article two participants share their experiences:


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Handing Over Classrooms & Latrines to The Ministry of Education

1610-konzalendo-thumbOur sisters in Konzalendo, Malawi have had a busy year working with three local communities to ensure that the local schools have enough classrooms and latrines.  It makes al the difference to the children’s education to have a desk to sit at and adequate toilet facilities to prevent illness.  The sisters worked with the communities to build 14 classrooms and 16 latrines.

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My Long Awaited First Profession

cyn-thumbSr Cynthia Nwaichi shares the joyous experience of the day of her First Religious Profession which took place on the 27th February 2016 in Nigeria.  “Two years ago on 6th February I became a novice in the Congregation of the Religious Sisters of Charity and for the next two years was accompanied in my formation by my Novice Director, Sr Geraldine Hamukale.

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