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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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Pope Francis’s thoughts on the Little Sisters

This article was found on the Vatican website: Pope recalls nuns’ witness to charity in preface to new book Pope Francis has recalled childhood memories of the care given by the “silent angels” of the Little Sisters of the Assumption in a forward to a biography of the order’s founder By Richard Marsden Pope Francis...

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International session, Justice, Peace and Integrity Of Creation

There was an International meeting of JPIC in the Mother house during January. This letter is from the International secretary, outlining the outcome of the meeting, with some suggestions and websites of interest. Dear friends, Little sisters of the Assumption, laity, members of JPIC commissions; We have just finished our SIJPIC and we would like...

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Two weeks in Chios

Two weeks in Chios, an experience with migrants.   Mary is second from the left, Lena is sixth   Sisters Lena Deevy and Mary Malone of the Anglo-Celtic Territory felt inspired by the 2011 General Chapter’s focus on Migrants – “This reality demands that we have a new outlook and also an active presence that...

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Celebrating Earth Day in Cork

                           Celebrating Earth Day with The Three Faiths Forum, Cork. On Sat. 22nd April 17 a group of people gathered in Bishop Lucy Park, Grand Parade Cork. They stood under the trees, with balloons tied to the park railings, and tables laden with goodies. They were an unusual-looking bunch of people. There were men...

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JPIC: Visit to the South Circular Road Mosque, Dublin 8.

  Some of us LSAs have memories of Irish sisters returning from North Africa back in the 1950’s. They were immersed in Arabic language and culture. They talked about Allah, the name for God, used in the Arab world. We were interested in their mission but had very little realization of how different their lived...

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Bernie met with President Higgins

  Bernie met President Higgins on his recent visit to Peru. Bernie writes: ” the photo was taken by  Fr Joe McCarthy from Bantry……The President visited the Society of St. James house in Barranco,Lima it was taken in their garden on Feb 8th. He spoke very simply of the men and woman religious and their work...

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