On 8th September 2016, Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, celebrated a Mass of Thanksgiving in Holy Cross Church, Tramore, to mark the Sesquicentennial Anniversary of the foundation of the Sisters of Charity Convent and Primary School in Tramore, Co. Waterford.
When I asked some members of the community what they most remembered about Sr Agnes Morgan’s jubilee day one said “The dancing”, another “The Mass was lovely”, “Wasn’t the sing song great!”, “It was great being with the Morgan family”, and “Meeting old friends and new ones”. Agnes celebrated her Golden Jubilee on 11th June, and she celebrated in style!
The morning of 2nd July 2016 was filled with joy and gratitude because the great day, the awaited day had arrived. Indeed, all roads in Monze diocese led to St. Paul’s Parish Church. Even a good number of cars including a bus from Lusaka headed in the same direction.
Women in many cultures are seen as objects and possession of men. Most often the widow is left with nothing to take care of the children after the death of her husband. The widow is also given to a family member to marry as a part of the man’s property and if she refuses she is pushed out of the house.
Our sisters in Konzalendo, Malawi have had a busy year working with three local communities to ensure that the local schools have enough classrooms and latrines. It makes al the difference to the children’s education to have a desk to sit at and adequate toilet facilities to prevent illness. The sisters worked with the communities to build 14 classrooms and 16 latrines.
Sr Cynthia Nwaichi shares the joyous experience of the day of her First Religious Profession which took place on the 27th February 2016 in Nigeria. “Two years ago on 6th February I became a novice in the Congregation of the Religious Sisters of Charity and for the next two years was accompanied in my formation by my Novice Director, Sr Geraldine Hamukale.
During July and August eight sisters, four from Nigeria and four from Zambia, had the privileged of visiting Ireland for the first time to walk in the ‘Footsteps of Mary Aikenhead’. During their time in Ireland the sisters also had the opportunity to take part in workshops relevant to life in our Congregation in the 21st century. In this article each sister shares what the experience meant to her.
Children’s day! A special day to recognize, honor, celebrate and appreciate children – GOD’S GIFTS. The celebration is held on different days in several countries. In Nigeria, it is celebrated on 27th May, annually. Children are said to be gifts from God. It doesn’t matter the sex and physical state or condition of the child. These children are the future of many generations...
The editor of Africa Magazine, Fr Tim Redmond, recently met with Sr Kayula Lesa from Zambia. As a result of this meeting Sr Kayula featured in an article in the magazine. We are grateful to Fr Tim and the staff at Africa magazine for allowing us to re-produce the article here.
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