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California - searching out the new 'Lazarus'

new lazarus thumbIn line with our 2013 General Chapter commitment, the Californian Region continues to search out new Lazarus’ in their ministries and outreach.  On a recent trip with food and clothing to Mexico, Sr Margaret Farrell encountered a camp with 100,000 people who exist without electricity, running water, basic medical care or simple basic needs. 

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California RSCs Symposium on Human Trafficking

la symposium 2014 thumbOn February 8th many Religious Sisters of Charity, Associates and Volunteers attended the annual Symposium on Human Trafficking.  The Religious Sisters of Charity are one of the sponsors and organizers.  The theme was From Pain to Inspiration and Action.  Through music, art, film and drama the role of Art in the healing process of trafficking survivors was celebrated.

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Not long before Congress 2014...

congress-janThe lower rates for the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress and Youth Day end after January 22. If you haven't already registered, be sure to register soon to get the lower fees. Also, check the updated listing of exhibitors for Congress 2014. And Congress attendees are now able to pre-order online specially priced Disneyland and Disney California Adventure tickets. For all information about Congress 2014 click HERE.

31 December 2013... 175 Years on...

aus175‘This is the Day the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad!'

31st December 2013 was a very special day in the life of our sister Congregation in Australia – it marked the 175th anniversary of the first five women religious arriving on the shores of Australia – they were Sisters of Charity sent from Ireland by Mary Aikenhead.  Here the sisters tell us about their special year.

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Celebration of Sister Mary Finian Bourke’s 100th Birthday

finian thumbSister Mary Finian Bourke celebrated her 100th Birthday on 5 June 2013.  It was a wonderful celebration, attended by a number of her extended family, the Lakelands Community in Dublin and many other sisters and friends. Sometime after the celebration Sr Finian was interviewed and was asked about the celebration and how it feels to be 100:

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