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
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