Each year as Christmas approaches it seems that one becomes more and more sensitised to the contrast between the ‘commercial frenzy on the streets and in the shops’ and the seemingly ever growing numbers of people who are challenged by life circumstances to the extent that their problems seem insurmountable, and the only way is ‘downwards’. They become part of ...Read More »..
Sr. Bernadette Purcell, University Chaplain at TU Dublin Tallaght, talks to us about the recent Social Justice Week, organised by the Students Union and University Chaplain, focusing on current issues in society. What was the theme of Social Justice Week? Bernadette: The theme for this year was “Our lives begin to end the day we stay silent about the ...Read More »..
In the editorial of the special 50th Anniversary magazine of GROW Ireland it states: “The GROW we have today owes its existence to a vast number of people who have given themselves with a complete and awe inspiring generosity and dedication. We begin by saluting you”. One such person whom we know very well is Sr. Gertrude Howley. This year ...Read More »..
This Friday, 28th June we celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This can be a Feast Day that seems somehow ‘old fashioned’ and out of date with where we are at in society today. That might have something to do with some of the imagery that we have grown up with surrounding it. However, in these days ...Read More »..
The 20th February is the UN World Day of Social Justice. The UN’s 2019 theme for this day is: “if you want peace and development, work for social justice”. Our contribution to the realisation of a ‘just world’ is not confined to just one day, It is a life time commitment. It is enough to follow the details we know ...Read More »..
It is summer time and some are blessed with time to slow down, rest, reassess and put in place plans for a new start. While hopefully others, who must try to live gently season to season in the present moment of things, are enjoying whatever summer brings about. We are half way through this year of celebration of the tercentenary ...Read More »..
It takes time to begin to get to know someone. Often it happens bit by bit as you get close up to their life. You hear things they have said and done and you listen to stories retold and shared by those who know and love them. But often it is the case that you get to know and understand ...Read More »..
The tercentenary of Nano Nagle’s birth in 2018 will be an occasion for widespread celebration in all the places where Nano is known and loved, and where her life still speaks through the ministry of Presentation Sisters working and living at home and overseas. It will also be an opportunity for a great many people to ‘get to know’ who ...Read More »..
The Presentation Sisters North East Province and Veritas invite you to this book launch: ‘Nano Nagle: And An Evolving Charism’ (details above). Please RSVP by Friday, 19th May to firstname.lastname@example.org ShareTweet0 SharesRead More »..