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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
07/10/2017
I was one of the privileged sisters who responded to an invitation to attend a Renewal session in Martillac in May. Seventeen participants were still in Formation and 5 renewed vows in Martillac. Some would make final vows on returning to their native country. We were encouraged to come (even... Read more
26/06/2017
FIRST WORLD DAY OF THE POOR 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 19 November 2017 Let us love, not with words but with deeds 1. “Little children, let us not love in word or speech, but in deed and in truth” ( 1 Jn 3:18). These words of the Apostle John voice an imperative that no Christian may disregard... Read more
26/06/2017
In 1998 June, then was my Provincial, Sr.SophieBastiampillai, asked me to go to Kilinochchi to work with the people with disability, helping Sr. Lourdes Joseph. I was so happy and I joined the work. In 2001 September I was sent to University College London to get the Diploma in Community Disability... Read more
26/06/2017
As we are preparing for the meeting of the 7 th Regional Convention of the Lay Associates of Asia in Sri Lanka, September 2 th 6 th part of which will be the revision of the Statutes of the Lay Associates which were formerly given to them throughout the Family in 1992. Some of our sisters met in... Read more
26/06/2017
This was the very special day when Sr. Rose Devlin, who was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) received her shining insignia in person from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. She was accompanied by Sr. Catriona Gore of the Magherafelt community. They were warmly welcomed by the... Read more
13/04/2017
A Blessed Triduum! These “holy” days we contemplate the mystery of God’s LOVE, God’s self-gift in Jesus. This is holiness and “real holiness doesn’t feel like holiness; it just feels like you’re dying. It feels like you’re losing it. And you are! Every time you love someone, you have agreed for a... Read more
06/04/2017
Tracing Rwanda's highs and lows as it moves beyond history's shadow They call Rwanda "The Land of a Thousand Hills." Small mountains and knolls blanket this tiny country, from north to south and east to west. No matter where you stand, your feet are never on level ground — you are always either... Read more
03/04/2017
The Sister Ann Mary (SAM) Trust – named after Sister Ann Mary Carolissen – is a Public Benefit Organisation formed by a group of her former pupils to honour her legacy by continuing the work she did at St. Augustine’s Primary School, Durban. The trust was founded on the premise that young boys and... Read more
03/04/2017
Their Legacy lives on…. Dear Sr Joy, When our dear aunt, Sister Bernadette Boulle, passed away in April of 2012, we, her nieces and nephews, explored various possibilities as to how best to honour her memory. Because Bernadette had worked so hard to establish soup kitchens and feeding outlets in... Read more
28/03/2017
Indian Unit - Ramanakkapeta Holy Family Tailoring Centre organised valedictory celebration for the young school dropout women on 18th of March 2017. There were forty students enrolled, received tailoring skills training and received the certificates. Among them fifteen of the unmarried poor young... Read more
27/03/2017
ADDRESS OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THE HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION IN ITALY FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF THE TREATY OF ROME Friday, 24 March 2017 Distinguished Guests, I thank you for your presence here tonight, on the eve of the sixtieth anniversary... Read more
21/03/2017
On November 20, the contemplative community celebrated the 50th anniversary of its return to The Solitude. Three Sisters who lived through that event share the joy of the experience. Sr. Teresa describes the return to The Solitude. The community of Sainte Hélène was delighted when Sr. Claire Julien... Read more
28/02/2017
Headlines such as Nun’s work for peace brings her MBE award and Former Ballinascreen nun receives MBE stood out boldly on local newspapers in Ulster early in the year when the New Year Honours List was published in 2017. The nun in question is Holy Family Sister Rose Devlin, currently a member of... Read more
06/02/2017
WHAT IS TRAFFICKING? An accepted international definition of trafficking is found in the UN Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children supplementing the Convention against Transnational Organized Crime which says: "Trafficking in persons" shall... Read more