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07/03/2018
We women; when we are connected to the deeper Spirit within, we listen and we trust, when we are connected to the Spirit, we know our value. Our Value is seeing our feminine quality in a new way; it is full of collaboration, community, creativity, fostering, and supporting one another. It's... Read more
13/02/2018
(12/02/2018)- Rome The pope met in the Vatican with participants in the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking. Among them were victims, religious sisters who rescue people, and young volunteers. It was a Q&A style meeting, where the pope explained that in human... Read more
01/02/2018
In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which candles are blessed symbolizing Christ who is the... Read more
17/01/2018
International Initial formation team has organized a session for accompaniers, from 17th – 28th Jan 2018 in Martillac. Margaret Muldoon and Colleen Moore are facilitating the group (40 participants including the team) to help them in the process of journeying together, listening deeply to the... Read more
10/01/2018
On Friday 8 th December 2017, St Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt celebrated the 90 th Anniversary of its foundation. Mass of Thanksgiving was presided over by Archbishop Eamon Martin, Primate of All Ireland, assisted by Monsignor O’Byrne, Fr Gates and Fr Brannigan of Magherafelt and priests from... Read more
08/01/2018
We are spread around Sri Lanka as cells in different parts of the country under the guidance of the Holy Family Sisters. We strive to inculcate and promote Holy Family values in our young lives engaging in social activities and living as a spiritually developed family. Fulfilling a long dreamt... Read more
04/01/2018
Sarah Teather is a former MP and presently Director of JRS UK. She was chosen at the City of Sanctuary AGM in 2016 to be the first person to receive the Sanctuary Champions award for her services to refugees. On Christmas Day this year, she gave the closing meditation on BBC Radio 4. In it she... Read more
04/01/2018
On Tuesday 19 th December, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), had a meeting in Farm Street for the people who are welcoming refugees into their communities, presbyteries or homes. Three Holy Family sisters were present. It was an opportunity to share our experiences, to ask questions and to receive... Read more
03/01/2018
John and Andrew followed Jesus at the instruction of Prophet John the Baptist. They spent that day with Jesus. They had an unforgettable experience with him. While expressing it in his Gospel, John says: “It was about the tenth hour, (Jn 1:19). We the 7 Pre-novices were introduced to the Novitiate... Read more
30/12/2017
"The Son of God came on earth to found a Holy Family and he wanted the first three persons in this family to serve as models for all those who would become part of it..... Could we have chosen more powerful protectors than Jesus, Mary and Joseph?" May these words inspire all of us as we celebrate... Read more
28/12/2017
This is the reason for our joy and gladness: this Child has been "born to us"; he was "given to us", as Isaiah proclaims (cf. 9:5). The people who for two thousand years has traversed all the pathways of the world in order to allow every man and woman to share in this joy is now given the mission... Read more
20/12/2017
Water is Life ! Recently I came across a story -to be told. It said that in February more than 2,000 poor Brazilian farmers walked to the remote jungle town of Anapu for the funeral of a Catholic nun whom they called the “angel of Trans-Amazonia”. One of the mourners whom she was helping after a... Read more
13/12/2017
On 15 November Sr. Paul (Mary) Gravin celebrated her 100 th birthday. And since the joy of one is the joy of all we – her family, sisters, her blood family, to the third generation, and friends – celebrated with her. Saturday, 8 November at 10 a.m., saw her in Tougher’s in Naas surrounded by almost... Read more
30/11/2017
John Mpaliza was born in Bukavu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He is a software engineer. He is forty five years of age and has been in Italy for the past twenty one years. Until May 2014, he worked as a programmer in the municipality of Reggio Emilia, in the north of Italy. He decided to... Read more
22/11/2017
In Indian Unit, Ramanakkapeta community organised Children’s day and Girl Child day. There were 350 Children from 10 Villages Participated. Children were very happy and actively participated in the competition. Local Panchayat Secretary, VRO,NavaJeevan Child safety net program Coordinator and other... Read more
20/11/2017
In Mokolo Nazareth, August 9 was a wonderful day for the large Family of Pierre Bienvenu Noailles and especially for the Unit of Cameroon-Chad. It was a joyful day of celebration because Peedi Fernande responded to God’s call to give her whole life to the service of her sisters and brothers as an... Read more
14/11/2017
The Inter Vocational team in Indian Unit organized the 2nd Common Formation for the four vocations, especially for the Youth. It was held on 10.11.2017 at Life Centre, the Claritian’s house the Institute for the Lay people, Dindigul. The themes were: 1. “Promotion of Youth in the Families and... Read more
13/11/2017
They are students of the Holy Family Convent of Kalutara. The School Prefects Union launched the "Green School" environmental reclamation project. Waste has been differentiated for recycling. Colombo (AsiaNews) - Hundreds of Catholic and Buddhist girls gathered on the beach of Kalutara, south of... Read more
07/10/2017
In October 2016, a group from Newbridge Parish Community, led by Holy Family Sister Eileen Murphy, began linking with Asylum seekers who live in the Eyre Powell Hotel, a Direct Provision Centre, in Newbridge. Over 70 people, including about 10 children, are accommodated there. They come from 15... Read more
07/10/2017
The present situation: Asylum seekers in Ireland are accommodated by the State in residential institutions under a system known as Direct Provision. Direct Provision is intended to provide for the welfare of asylum seekers and their families as they await decisions on their asylum application. It ‘... Read more