Several RSC’s attended the 10th Annual Mary Award Brunch on Sunday, 17th April, 2016, where Sister Kathleen Bryant was one of four recipients of “The Immaculate Heart of Mary Award.” This award is presented to people who exemplify the IHM Mission Statement “To build relations in society which foster access of all persons to truth, dignity, and full human development”
Several Sisters of Charity, including Sr Mary Christian and Sr. Rita Dawson, joined friends and supporters of St Andrew’s Hospice in Airdrie at a special Mass to celebrate 30 years of the hospice. Bishop Joseph Toal of Motherwell led the Mass on April 26, which was attended by Sisters, staff and volunteers, politicians, clergy, donors and people who have helped the hospice over the years.
During the past few months Ireland has been marking the 1916 Easter Rising Centenary. The RSC Archives contain many accounts of what was happening at the time. Here we present some ‘Snippets from the Archives’
A Laudato SI conference was held in Lusaka, Zambia from 24th to 26th April, 2016. The Conference was on “Care of our Common Home in the Context of Large Scale Investments: Mining and Agriculture.” It was organised by Caritas- Zambia and Jesuits Centre for Theological Reflection (JCTR) in conjunction with Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC) and Cooperating partners.
Sr Angela Murphy, a member of the Hackney community gives us an inside view of the Bi-centenary co-hosted by the Sisters of Charity community and St Joseph’s Hospice and following on from Sr Angela’s account two sisters who attended from Airdrie community, Srs Maria Porter and Catherine Egan relate their experience of the event.
On 17th June in Caritas, Sandymount a special celebration evening meal was held for the Golden Jubilee of Sisters Pauline Butler and Marie Smyth. It was a lovely occasion as Sr Pauline was home on holiday from Nigeria and so it was fitting to celebrate her Jubilee with Sr Marie. They enjoyed cutting the cake, meeting friends and received a beautiful plant as a gift.
“I am able to say that I was proud of what I was - a sailor”
John was living for some time in the St. Vincent de Paul Hostel for Homeless Men in Back Lane, Dublin. He was born in Derry in 1928 and had been a sailor in his early days. I became involved with him when he was in Back Lane. He often came to weekly Mass.
Sr. Helen Eluagu, RSC from the Community Development Centre in Ozoro, Delta State, Nigeria has written an update about three of the projects that she and her team have been involved with. They include skills acquisition training, a community needs assessment and feeding the poor.
Sr. Margaret Farrell was recognized for her work with young people who are homeless as one of the Unsung Heroes in Los Angeles. This was part of the Portraits of Compassion Exhibition shown from March 6th through April 30th. The focus was on everyday people doing extraordinary things. After the initial award ceremony the exhibit was shown by the California Community Foundation.
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- Commission on the Status of Women - Personal Reactions and Reflections by Kathleen Bryant RSC
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