This Trinity Sunday (16/06/2019), was a special day for us as members of Pierre Bienvenu Noailles’ Family as we celebrate the 199th anniversary of the birth of our Foundation. Besides, it is the opening of our bicentenary (200) Jubilee year an event which will be celebrated in 2020. At the... Read more
The Holy Family Sisters came to Livingston in August 1976. Holy Family Lay Members began after the arrival of Sr Patricia O’Hara, who joined the Livingston Community in Scotland in 1991, having spent many happy years in Wrexham. There, she had built up a very enthusiastic group of Lay Members, whom... Read more
“Trafficking seriously damages humanity as a whole, tearing apart the human family as well as the Body of Christ”. (Pope Francis) “Talitha Kum networks” who work globally to end Human Trafficking organized a conference in Rome. Nearly 200 members, including Bishops, priests, men and women religious... Read more
The EGC participants in Rome were very happy to give a warm welcome to Densilla James the Unit Leader of Pakistan, who joined them 3 days into the journey due to her delayed visa. After sharing their thoughts of the previous day Matthieu began the day by explaining to the participants – ‘what it... Read more
For the second time in just over a year, the Unit Leaders, Vicariate Council members, and General Leadership Team members gathered once again in Rome. On the morning of March 20th, 27 of them (Densilla from Pakistan was not there), embarked together on this special 12-day 2019 EGC journey, full of... Read more
The opening of the Novitiate, the installation of Dolcita KALEMA as Novice Mistress and the reception of the Pre Novices was taken place on 3 March 2019 in Uganda. It is with great joy and gratitude that we come to share with you how the celebration of the opening of the Novitiate, the installation... Read more
Sr. Vivian Fernando, HFB from Talitha Kum Philippines participated a seminar that was organized by the Office of Human Development (OHD) of Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC). 40 participants from 11 Asian countries have gathered in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh from 11 to 17 of February... Read more
“Together against Human Trafficking!” 8 February 2019 Let us together remember the fifth World Day of Prayer and Reflection against Human Trafficking. Prayer: St. Josephine Bakhita, you were sold into slavery as a child and endured untold hardship and suffering. Once liberated from your physical... Read more
Almost 30 sisters from Britain and Ireland gathered at Provincial House, Aberdare, on 1 December 2018, for the inauguration of the new Leadership Team consisting of Sr. Catherine Lavery (Unit Leader), Srs. Claire McGrath, Margaret Muldoon, Lucilla Bonaventhoor and Maria Crowley. Service,... Read more
A new insertion among older people in Azalea gardens, Pietermaritzburg (South Africa) Just being here is already a Ministry of PRESENCE, a new experience, not only for us as Sisters, but also for those in our Complex. We moved in here to Azalea Gardens on 23 July 2018. The Azaleas were in full... Read more
On Wednesday 28 November, Micheline and Kumudinie participated in the Annual General Assembly of the Solidarity with South Sudan. It was a very special event as the celebration marked the 10 th anniversary of its journey. It was a day of listening and sharing, being touched by and in solidarity... Read more
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On 21 November 2018, a new dawn for the Italian Sisters. Italy which earlier had been a Province, had become part of the European Reseau, together with France and Belgium since 2006. Turning a new page in its journey, Italy became again a separate Unit and was officially erected on this day. The... Read more
The JRS UK hosting scheme offering destitute refugees respite accommodation As a member of one of the hosting communities, Sr. Margaret Muldoon HFB offered this reflection. As members of an international congregation of women Religious, we have committed ourselves to “be with” people who are on the... Read more
A drop of rain turned into a shower..... A birthday gift to our Good father... In the year 2016, the youth of the Holy Family decided on 5 projects among remember was to provide needed equipment to the cancer hospital. The seed has sawn....meetings, discussions were held to find ways and means to... Read more
The awareness programmes conducted along with the “HANGUM WARUSAWA” project. The youth of the holy family, Colombo unit has been conducting various programmes since 2017, under the project, “ Loved ones seeking for a smile of Hope – Showers of feelings”. These programmes were launched through... Read more
From 9 th – 15 th October the members of the “Roots” team met in the Generalate. The last General Chapter reminded us that “it is the spirit of God Alone that gives energy and impetus for mission” and throughout the Family reflections are taking place, helping us to explore our spirituality in the... Read more
The General Chapter in 2014 recommended that we “seek ways of encouraging and deepening the Spirit of God Alone in all members”. In the December issue of Weavings 2017 , we shared how our Sisters – Breda, Colleen, and Kathleen participated in an international session for deepening our roots. The... Read more
Pope Francis will preside over the Synod of Bishops on – “Young people, Faith and Vocational Discernment” , scheduled to be from 3-28 October . The discussions will focus on teenagers and young adults in the Catholic Church, to find ways to encourage their enthusiasm and dreams and help them sift... Read more
Recently at church, a mother of two young men approached me asking for spiritual help for her boys. Both men who are autistic show signs that they love the church, and longing to receive the Eucharist when they see their parents receiving. They were not prepared for the sacraments or given any help... Read more