The months of August and September were fulfilling and life-giving for all in the Nigerian Region: Three candidates were received into Postulancy - five postulants were received into the Novitiate - four Novices made their first vows and three sisters made their final commitment. For all of these - Lord, we thank you!
Creation Time is an opportunity for all Christians to reflect on the wonder and mystery of Creation, to choose better ways to relate to Creation, ways that reflect God's ways of Justice and Peace. Here, Sr Clare Bryne reports on how Creation Time was celebrated in her parish in Cabra West, Dublin.
During the month of August the Turn Off the Red Light (TORL) Campaign gathered momentum as the deadline for submissions to the Oireachtas Committee, 31st of August drew closer. The Campaign is seeking a change in the law to end exploitation and sex trafficking by making it illegal to pay for sex.
The mission of the Church is that of Christ, who is the role model for any one aspiring to be a religious. It is for this reason that the formation timetable in Zambia gives the novices’ time to go for pastoral work once a week. In the Gospels we see the pastoral work Jesus did through healing different diseases that people suffered from as well as feeding the hungry.
St. Anne’s Centre for Women and Youth Development was opened on May 16th 2005, after a prayerful discernment by the Religious Sisters of Charity on how to respond to the needs of the poor in Satellite Town and its environs. The main objective of the Centre is to empower women and youths by way of skill acquisition, so as to raise their dignity in society.
“Shine like lights in the world.” Phil. 2: 15. We let our light shine every day but we did this for each other on June 19th at Caritas! In these days of divisive rhetoric and polarization in both the Church and the world, women religious came together at the top of a hill in Culver City to celebrate the Light of Christ shining within each of us and enjoy a barbeque together.
The Intra-congregational Vocation/Formation team (ICVFT) met from 9th-13th July in Clydebank, Scotland. A wonderful Scottish welcome awaited the group who were meeting for the last time to complete the tasks set before them in 2009. The flags were flying to welcome the group -
The second International Counter- Trafficking meeting took place at the Stella Maris Retreat Centre in Howth, Dublin from 23rd to 27th July. It was attended by 12 Sisters of Charity from Australia, California/Venezuela, England/Scotland, Ireland, Malawi, Nigeria and Zambia.
It was with great pleasure that we welcomed Michele Morek, Co-ordinator of UNANIMA-International (UI), to Dublin on 21st /22nd July 2012. Michele wanted to meet as many of the Ireland based congregations of Religious represented on the UI Board. We, the Religious Sisters of Charity, took up her offer to visit us and she met with various groups of Sisters at the Generalate, Sandymount and Donnybrook.
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