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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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Care of the Earth

There was an annual Day for Religious in Cork on 5th February, organised by Cori. The theme was Care of the Earth, based on the Pope’s encyclical, Laudato Si. A group from the SMA congregation in Cork gave a presentation reminding us of our duty to protect our common home, the Earth. We need to...

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News from Nigeria

  Sister Shiela Fennessy’s brother Donal is a priest  in Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. He was home on holiday at the end of last year, on his return he wrote a letter telling of the situation there. Here are some extracts: ” The economic recession here in Nigeria has brought poverty to a lot of...

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World meeting of Families

WMOF2018   The World Meeting of Families comes to Ireland! Dublin, Ireland, has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building...

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Pre Chapter Assembly Portarlington October 2016

Mount St Anne’s was the venue for our pre Chapter Assembly, October 16th to 22nd. Our themes included Mission and Ministry, Health Care, Structures, Justice, peace and the integrity of Creation, Involvement with the Laity, Property and Finance. We were joined by Anne Thurston, she reflected with us on the Visitation, offering us another view...

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Celebrating 125 years in Ireland

  At our assembly on September 16th we celebrated 125 years of our presence in Ireland. Introducing morning prayer and the day Nellie Curtin said: “During this morning’s prayer together, we are marking the 125th anniversary of the arrival of the Little Sisters in Ireland. And we are giving thanks that the journey continues. It...

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‘Exploring Interculturalism’

  On May 14th 2016 forty-seven people met at the Margaret Aylward Centre in Glasnevin, Dublin, to begin conversations on ‘Exploring Interculturalism’.  The  workshop  marked  a new step for  the  Little Sisters  of the  Assumption   (LSA)  and their  interest  in interculturalism. As their first event on the topic, it is important to document the learnings and...

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Ireland – Margaret’s Award

The Little Sisters have had a community in Bohermore in Galway for 37 years. It is a housing estate on the outskirts of Galway city, with a large population, many of whom were impoverished in education, in home-making skills, and in social skills; a population that suffered a lot of exclusion and marginal-isation. In many...

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Assembly March 2016

We met on March 19th  in  All Hallows College for the Spring General Assembly. We were aware of the joy of meeting each other and celebrating life together. Mary Keenan was present, making the link with the General Team and bringing a flavour of the international congregation. Father Pat Fogarty came from Cork to celebrate the...

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From Brazil, Luci’s story

Bride and Luci at her graduation.   There is hope  for social transformation- it can be seen  when small changes happen in people’s lives as they deal with huge obstacles. Luci’s story is a clear example. Living in a rural village in Brazil Luci became pregnant at 15 years. She left school, her family insisted on her marriage to...

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