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
W e the Sisters in Bulan and the Lay Associates and with some volunteer leaders have been working with the ‘Pastoral Care for Children’s Program since 2017 June. We are taking care of 70 selected families in Obrero among the underprivileged, and those who live in the peripheries. We are glad that... Read more
Creation day 1 September 2018 In 2015 Pope Francis designated 1 September annually as a world day of prayer for the care of creation in the Catholic Church. The day of prayer, the Pope said gives individuals and communities an opportunity to implore God’s help in protecting creation and an... Read more
A great time was spent by 108 children in Mahil (be joyful) park on 11 th and 16 th July 2018. This park was opened by Holy Family sisters at Puthukudiyiruppu in Mullaithevu district on September 2015. The purpose of this accomplishment is to create a non-violent future generation in the... Read more
On 19 June a group of thirty-six Holy Family Lay Members, Sisters and friends from Britain and Ireland arrived in Martillac to begin a week during which they would deepen their knowledge and appreciation of Fr. Noailles and his foundation in an atmosphere of rest and relaxation. We began our time... Read more
The International session for Information/Communications service (from Monday 21 to Thursday 31) for the Family began this morning here in the Generalate. There are 24 participants from 18 Units and the Vicariate. It is a joy to have also the presence of Anne-Marie Sibille, one of our Lay... Read more
Since we committed ourselves to the ministry of hosting refugees and asylum seekers, the communities of Clapham, St. Gabriel’s Road and Woodford Green have been working with the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS). This is an international Catholic organization, operating over 50 countries worldwide. The... Read more
We had a session from 2 to 11May in kodaikanal Tamil Nadu India. Ana Maria ALCALDE the Superior General, Kumudinie DASSANAYAKE General Councilor and Malinie JAYAMANNE General bursar animated the session. The unit leaders, temporary professed sisters, and the sisters from formation team were the... Read more
Coming together to protect our common Home “The urgent challenge to protect our common home includes a concern to bring the whole human family together to seek a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change…. Humanity still has the ability to work together in building... Read more
Million women rise: “Together we can end male violence against women and girls” This year marked the 11 th anniversary of the Million Women Rise (MWR) march. MWR believes that male violence against women and children is a global pandemic. Violence devastates the lives of women, our families, and... Read more
As we work our way through our Founder’s writings, it is intriguing to see how often he refers to Quasimodo Sunday as “the principal feast of the Association” or “the patronal feast of the Association”. Why was this Sunday so special that it was our “principal” feast? How could it be our “patronal... Read more
“Easter is truly a verb, a dynamic event pushing upward from the darkness into the light.” Christians are Easter people. What that means to me is that we are dynamic: always growing, changing, moving, and engaging. Even those of us who cannot be “in motion” physically—because of necessary... Read more
On the 13 th of March Ana Maria and Kumudinie had the opportunity of meeting with the Bishops of Pakistan who were in Rome for the occasion of their Ad Limina visit to the Holy See. It was a two-hour meeting, from 5.00 pm-7.00 pm, organized by Fr. Robert McCulloch, the Procurator-General of the... Read more
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
(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
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