Every person can play a part in helping drive better outcomes for women. Through meaningful celebration and targeted bold action, we can all be responsive and responsible leaders in creating a more gender inclusive world. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won't close entirely until 2186. This is too long to wait....
TRAC UK (Trafficking, Advocacy and Campaigning to end sex trafficking) welcomes the news from the Republic of Ireland and applauds the government for the passage of the Criminal Law Bill (Sexual Offences) which decriminalises prostituted people and penalises the purchase of sex. Years of lobbying and campaigning by various bodies in Ireland has been successful ...
2016 marked a milestone for Sr Anne Marie Costelloe in July and for the October group of 1966, Sisters Marcella Cassells, Rita Dawson, Joanna Flannery, Sheila Geaney, Rosaleen Heslin, Barbara Kenny, Maria Kenny, Mary Kernan, Cecilia Marum, Rose O’Rourke and Mary Scanlan, as we came together to celebrate our Golden Jubilees.
“Mary Aikenhead, like Mary, the mother of Jesus, was a woman of choice not chance. A young woman who listened for what God was calling her to be and who responded in a way that made a huge difference in the world of others.“ These descriptors of Mary Aikenhead were among other characteristics about which April Honeyman, Principal of St Columba’s College Essendon spoke at the unveiling of the statue of Mary Aikenhead on November 21st 2016.
My final religious profession is a dream come true. A journey of nine years was accomplished on the 27th day of August, 2016. It is a day I will live to remember. The day was pleasantly bright and cool. The Eucharistic celebration began by 11am at the Archangels Parish, Satellite Town Lagos. The celebration was graced by 17 priests and about 70 women religious of different congregations.
On July 23rd, 2016, I drove past a sign with a Zuni Sunface and the words, “Welcome to Zuniland.” Since that day, something new and wonderful has been unfolding almost every day. I have been privileged to be missioned to serve here in Zuni among the Zuni people. Our Zuni people call this place, “Halona Idiwan’a” – “our Middle Place.”
Regular readers of our eNews will know that the Gospel story of Dives and Lazarus Luke (16:19-31) is the foundational Scripture passage for the RSC Congregation. Here, Sr Bríd Greville reflects on an imaginary conversation between the two men:
Sr Anne Curry writes about the many events and happenings in Lakelands community in Dublin this year - home to many active and retired sisters: "We had many occasions to celebrate during the year. We began on January 20th when we hosted the ‘Christmas Party’ for the senior sisters.
In 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.
In 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.
In this interesting article Sr Mary Teresa Clarke, from the English/Scottish Province reflects on her ministry as a Prison Chaplain.
“During a Sabbatical after 20 years in Palliative Care, I became aware of a plaintive and persistent call, ‘I was in prison and you visited me’ Mathew 25:36…
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