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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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Welcome

  The Little Sisters of the Assumption in Ireland recently invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to carry out an audit of our policy and procedures in relation to safeguarding children. We welcome the report of the NBSCCCI which is published today, December 4th 2015( littlesistersoftheassumption.org/safeguarding )...

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150 Celebrations, 8th August

 The sisters in Cork celebrated 150 years on July 23rd in Blackpool church. The Evening Echo’s reporter Ann Murphy wrote: The people of Blackpool honoured the 150th anniversary of the Little Sisters of the Assumption in Cork last night.  The order has 3 small communities in Cork city- with six nuns in the Respond housing...

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Reflections by Fr. Peter McVerry at the General Assembly

Reflections by Fr. Peter McVerry at the General Assembly, Friday 13th March 2015. What is the best way to move forward in a changing situation? This calls for a spirituality of change, of letting go. Every gift in life has to be let go of. The only exception to this is the infinite unconditional love...

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