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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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Who Will Listen and Help Carry My Burden?

02-evaJust as Mary Aikenhead went out into the neighborhood or wherever the people were, so too our sisters go out to meet people “where they are at” as we say!  That might mean meeting them in their grief, their sorrow or going through a difficult divorce.  As Sr. Eva Bryan serves as Pastoral Associate at St. Joseph’s Parish, Long Beach she has created a new bereavement ministry.  Eva says that this has been the most life-giving ministry for her. Currently Eva listens and is present to 11 new widows and one widower.

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Ozoro Community in Nigeria Celebrate Mary Aikenhead

02-ozoro-200-celebration-thumbThe Sisters of Charity in Ozoro, planned the closing of the Bicentenary year and the celebration of the birthday of our Foundress Mary Aikenhead, to be a unique one on 19th January. We invited friends from the local community to be officially recognised as Friends of the Sisters of Charity.

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Okpara Community Celebrate Mary Aikenhead’s Birthday and Inaugurate the Friends of Mary Aikenhead

The celebration began with Mass in our Chapel at 12.00 noon. The Mass was concelebrated by our Parish Priest, Rev Fr. Godwin Orudje and Rev Fr. Charles Emore from our neighbouring Parish. We were joined by the staff from the convent and Mary Aikenhead Centre. Five of the elderly and sick people whom we serve with Meals on Wheels also participated. They were informed during our visits to their homes and they indicated their interest in attending the Mass.

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Festac Community, Nigeria celebrates Mary Aikenhead

02-festac-closing-200th-thumbThe Closing Ceremony of Bi-Centenary year and the Birth Anniversary of Mary Aikenhead was celebrated at community level with 14 Friends of Mary Aikenhead. The program of the day commenced at 6:00pm with a special evening prayer prepared by the community, then preceded with a Eucharistic Celebration.

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