Encounters

Remembering Sr. Miriam Cousins, R.I.P.

Remembering Miriam. When Death Comes, by Mary Oliver. When it’s over, I want to say all my life I was like a bride married to amazement; I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms. When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder If I have made of my life something particular, and real....

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The Mission still beckons us on.

The Mission still beckons us on: The Call to mission is ever ancient and ever new. In our Congregational gathering in 2017 we Columban Sisters came up with a statement: While aware of the great dignity that is ours, we are saddened by the plight of millions of our sisters and brothers around the world...

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Celebrating our Missionary Spirit in the Philippines.

Celebrating our Missionary Spirit. Alma Misionera” (Missionary Spirit) This year the Philippines is celebrating the Year of the Youth with the Theme: Youth in Mission: Beloved, Gifted, Empowered. As part of our vocation ministry in promoting the missionary vocation to the young people, last February 2, 2019 Minerva and I celebrated a Thanksgiving Mass at...

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Homily at Sister Valery Hetherton’s Funeral Mass, Magheramore, 23 Jan 2019

Sister Valery Hetherton Funeral Mass, Magheramore, 23Jan 2019 Isa 25: 6-9; Jn 15:14-17 Sixty years ago, on the very month of January, Sister Valery set out on her first mission assignment in response to the call she first heard some years before that date. With three other sisters she got on the boat in Dunlaoghaire...

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Christmas Greetings. You Are Christmas by Pope Francis.

You are Christmas, by Pope Francis.   “Christmas is usually a noisy party: we could use a bit of silence, to hear the voice of Love.” Christmas is you, when you decide to be born again each day and let God into your soul. The Christmas pine is you, when you resist vigorous winds and...

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 St. Columban’s Day 2018.

St. Columban’s Day 2018.   We wish you all every blessing on this our Feast-day of St. Columban. Columban was a great abbot, scholar, preacher, educator, hermit, one of the greatest missionaries in history.  We Columban missionaries call on him as our patron to lead all people because each one of us is a missionary by...

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VISIT TO MAGHERAMORE OF THE RELICS OF SAINTS LOUIS & ZÉLIE MARTIN AND SAINT THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX. 

VISIT TO IRELAND OF THE RELICS OF SAINTS LOUIS & ZÉLIE MARTIN AND SAINT THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX :          AUGUST 4th TO SEPTEMBER 9th, 2018. The relics of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin and St. Therese of Lisieux arrived in Ireland on August 4th 2018 and their first port of call was...

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Sod Turning Ceremony for the Wicklow Hospice Foundation.

Sod Turning Ceremony for the Wicklow Hospice Foundation. The Sod Turning Ceremony for the Wicklow Hospice with the Minister of Health, Simon Harris was held at the Hospice Site, Magheramore, Wicklow on 21st June 2018. This event was a joyful occasion as it marked the end of a nine-year struggle to build a hospice in...

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Celebrating Golden Jubilees.

                                               Golden Jubilees, Magheramore, June 2, 2018                                                     ...

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DIAMOND JUBILEE CELEBRATION

DIAMOND JUBILEE DAY, April 26th 2018.                                                     This day was made by the Lord, Alleluia!   So our hearts sang as our Diamond Jubilee day came to a close yesterday evening. All four of us, the two Itas, Joy and Patricia, were slightly overwhelmed because of all we had experienced in the course of twelve...

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