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JPIC

The JPIC group wants to share with you a prayer prepared for the International JPIC group, it will be on the International JPIC website in April. Be thou my vision www.theirishblessing.com Kitchen maid with the Supper at Emmaus Introduction Mary Magdalen, who had eyes for Jesus alone, saw him and mistook him for the gardener....

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Holy Week

As we begin Holy Week, aware that we cannot attend the usual Holy Week ceremonies. Here are some ideas that might help: Kieran O Mahony OSA has commentary on the readings for Holy week on his website: Tarsus.ie We can join with the chapel of St Columbanus Galway by clicking on the Zoom link below:...

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Sister Teresa Maher

Sr. Teresa Maher was born in Clonakenny near Roscrea Co Tipperary on November 26th 1932. Having trained and worked as a nurse in the UK she entered the Little Sisters of the Assumption in 1963 and made her profession in 1966. She spent several years in South Wales where she ministered to and lived among...

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Girls’ education

Open Letter, Beijing+25: The Road to Gender Equality begins with Girls’ Education Together, we* call on the Generation Equality Forum convenor, UN Women, and the host countries of France and Mexico, along with the Global Leaders of the Generation Equality Action Coalitions, to ensure that quality girls’ education is part of efforts to deliver game-changing...

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Statement on Racism

Statement of the Little Sisters of the Assumption’s JPIC Commission Ireland on the callous killing of George Floyd. We, the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Assumption (Ireland) through our Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission (JPIC) condemn the callous killing on camera of George Floyd in Minnesota, USA and the racism...

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Sister Johanna Heffernan

Maori Mother and Child Sister Johanna Heffernan died on 10th September 2019, may her gentle soul rest in God’s peace. She was born on3rd September 1922 and made her first vows on 1947. She spent some years in Ireland and England, in 1955 she went to New Zealand where she worked in different areas, Dunedin,...

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Sister Paul Helene

On 12th May we celebrated Paul Helene’s anniversary, remembering her martyrdom on May 8th 1994 and her beatification on Dec 7th 2018. We met in the community centre in Blackpool, Cork, a great gathering of sisters, co-workers and friends. Paul Helene was shot while working in a library in the Kabash in Algiers, Henri Verges,...

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Community Sponsorship Ireland

6 March 2019 Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition Welcomes Launch of Community Sponsorship Ireland The Irish Refugee and Migrant Coalition welcomed the launch today of ‘Community Sponsorship Ireland’, the new Government programme that will encourage communities to provide settlement and integration supports to refugees. Speaking ahead of the launch, Brian Killoran representing the Irish Refugee...

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Sister Paul Helene

It is with great joy that we celebrate the beatification of the Algerian Martyrs on December 8th. Sister Pauline LSA is one of the martyrs, on May 8th 1994 she gave her life in the service of Muslim youth in Algiers. We also remember Brother Henri Verges, a Marist brother who was assassinated with her....

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Equinox

This year the Equinox is on September 23rd. In the Northern Hemisphere it is the beginning of Autumn, a time of celebrating abundance and harvest. For centuries it has been marked by festivals and ritual, it is a time of balance, when day and night are almost equal. “As autumn returns to earth’s northern hemisphere,...

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