In celebration of the 2nd anniversary of Laudato Si’, the Laudato Si’ Pledge campaign was launched during a large event in Manila on June 17th. The goal is to get 1 million Catholics to sign the pledge and take action for our common home. Leading the way for the Religious Sisters of Charity is Sr Magdalen Bluett who signed the Pledge online whilst sitting in her garden recently.
I would like to briefly introduce myself, my name is Nicola Kelly and I began working as the Archivist for the Religious Sisters of Charity, Sandymount, Dublin in May 2017. I am currently familiarising myself with the rare treasures buried within the archives confines, each letter, photograph, diary entry etc. forms an integral part of the Congregation’s rich tapestry.
Just over a year ago I was asked by the Editor of the Messenger magazine to write a booklet on issues that were relevant for people in their later years. The booklet was to be suitable for a general, not an academic, audience. In April of this year ‘Challenges in Later Life’ was published by Messenger Publications, so how did it evolve?
On Saturday the 24th June, the Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM) in the parish of St John the Baptist, Hackney, celebrated their 80th Anniversary. The Sisters in St Joseph’s Convent were invited to join them, as it was in the convent that their meetings began 80 years ago.
Congratulations to Sr Maria Kenny and to the parishioners of Ringsend Parish in Dublin for a wonderful celebration on Sunday, 25th June 2017.
St Patrick’s Parish in Ringsend and Irishtown organised a wonderful celebration for Sr Maria’s Golden Jubilee. The chief celebrant was Bishop Raymond Field, Auxiliary Bishop in Dublin and Sr Maria was joined by her family, friends and sisters of the Congregation.
Having given 173 years of service to the people of Clarinbridge, near Galway in the West of Ireland, the Sisters of Charity will soon be bidding a final farewell to the people who have welcomed them for almost two centuries into their homes and hearts.
On Saturday, 22 July more than 150 Sisters of Charity and Friends of Mary Aikenhead gathered in Donnybrook to mark the 159th anniversary of Mary Aikenhead’s death. Mass was celebrated in the Mary Aikenhead Day Centre with Monsignor Lorcan O’Brien as the chief celebrant.
A special Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, July 1 to mark a significant moment in the lives of two of Australia’s religious congregations. The Liturgy marks the day that Our Lady’s Nurses of the Poor, founded in 1913 by Eileen O’Connor and Fr Edward McGrath msc, come under the aegis of the Congregational Leader and Council of the Religious Sisters of Charity of Australia for governance, administration, and pastoral care.
The Religious Sisters of Charity Will End Our Involvement in Saint Vincent’s Healthcare Group and Will Have No Involvement in the New National Maternity Hospital
Statement by Sr Mary Christian, Congregational Leader of the Religious Sisters of Charity
“The Religious Sisters of Charity will end our involvement in St Vincent’s Healthcare Group and will not be involved in the ownership or management of the new National Maternity Hospital.
“For the last two years we have been actively working to find the best way to relinquish our shareholding of the St Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG). It includes three hospitals; St. Vincent’s University Hospital, St. Vincent’s Private Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital, Dun Laoghaire.
The week leading up to Holy Week is not one you would associate with celebration but for us in the Zambia/Malawi region that is exactly what it was. Sr. Namunji Silishebo was committing her life to God by professing her final vows.
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