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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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