News

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
18/01/2017
THE WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY and throughout the year 2017 Reconciliation The Love of Christ Compels Us (cf. 2 Corinthians 5:14-20) The search for unity: throughout the year The traditional period in the northern hemisphere for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is 18-25 January. Those... Read more
10/01/2017
Nearly 250,000 modern slaves in SA according to the Global Slavery Index. The Global Slavery Index examined practices such as forced labour, human trafficking, debt bondage, child exploitation and forced marriage, and placed SA in the 27th spot, with Trindad and Tobago. The research in South Africa... Read more
17/11/2016
Pope Francis Meets Ex-Priests in Gesture of Mercy By Josephine McKenna, Religion News Service 11-14-2016 Pope Francis on [Nov. 11] made a surprise visit to meet several men who took the controversial step of leaving the priesthood and starting a family. A Vatican statement said the pope left his... Read more
17/11/2016
Sri Lanka Catholics to take concrete actions during the last month of the Jubilee by Melani Manel Perera About a thousand Holy Family members discussed love and mercy, setting up various groups, each suggesting initiatives like not marginalising classmates, organising Masses for the sick, and... Read more
30/09/2016
My participation in the WYD For the first time in my life I participated in the World Youth Day. It was a very special event that will be forever etched in my memory. I'm glad that it took place in Poland because, in this way, many young Poles could participate. Otherwise, the costs for many of... Read more
23/09/2016
Saint Paul, in his letter to the Romans, wrote "... in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." Yes, it is true, God never stops loving and once he has chosen, he chooses forever; he renews his choice with his grace, mercy and fidelity... Read more
02/09/2016
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION 1 SEPTEMBER 2016 Show Mercy to our Common Home United with our Orthodox brothers and sisters, and with the support of other Churches and Christian communities, the Catholic Church today... Read more
27/07/2016
REFUGEE WEEK IN BRADFORD 20 - 26 June Bradford, city of sanctuary, has a very special and proud tradition of welcoming refugees and people who have to leave their countries due to political, religious or other reasons. There are almost 340 families currently seeking asylum in Bradford. The theme of... Read more
30/05/2016
Living (out of sight) under Plastic The Community of Campohermoso Last December, REVISTA 21 published an article about migrants in the Níjar district where we live. Since we would find it difficult to improve on the description of the situation given there, we decided to copy some parts of the... Read more
27/05/2016
Solemn Requiem Mass for Sr. Veronika Dear Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Friends, We thank you for sharing in our grief, in the past days, at the painful and tragic loss of Sr. Veronika, Theresia Racková, SSpS. Sr. Veronika was born in Slovakia on 08 January 1958. She made her first vows in the... Read more
22/05/2016
On this feast of the Trinity when our God of Relationship, invites us to loving appreciation of the Oneness, the connectedness, we give thanks to that Love and for the many ways we have encountered the same Love in our personal and Holy Family journey. Recalling the memory of our beginnings with... Read more
12/05/2016
UISGPLENARY: Supporting Global Sisterhood Sr. Rosemary Nassif, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation The global sisterhood is created by partnerships—not only in what we do, in our works, but also in our relationships – how we think, plan, organize, learn, believe and hope. Collaboration is a true sign of... Read more
12/05/2016
UISG Plenary: A big Family Sr. Carmen Sammut, UISG President, states: “It is every three years that we have the occasion to meet many of us, members of the UISG, together. Our theme is ‘Weaving global solidarity for life’. Our first aim is our getting to know each other, getting to know from the... Read more