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
As we are preparing for the meeting of the 7 th Regional Convention of the Lay Associates of Asia in Sri Lanka, September 2 th 6 th part of which will be the revision of the Statutes of the Lay Associates which were formerly given to them throughout the Family in 1992. Some of our sisters met in... Read more
This was the very special day when Sr. Rose Devlin, who was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) received her shining insignia in person from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace. She was accompanied by Sr. Catriona Gore of the Magherafelt community. They were warmly welcomed by the... Read more
A Blessed Triduum! These “holy” days we contemplate the mystery of God’s LOVE, God’s self-gift in Jesus. This is holiness and “real holiness doesn’t feel like holiness; it just feels like you’re dying. It feels like you’re losing it. And you are! Every time you love someone, you have agreed for a... Read more
Tracing Rwanda's highs and lows as it moves beyond history's shadow They call Rwanda "The Land of a Thousand Hills." Small mountains and knolls blanket this tiny country, from north to south and east to west. No matter where you stand, your feet are never on level ground — you are always either... Read more
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
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
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