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Many thanks Easter Raffle

 Sincere thanks to all who supported our Easter Raffle.  The money raised will be so much needed help and support to the peoples of Africa where our sisters work.

Much of what is undertaken there depends on the generosity and financial support of all of you.

Sr Geraldine and the Mission Development Team

The Mission in Kenya

Developments in Kiio

Sr. Catherine Mulligan DC

The 4th January 2022, was an eagerly awaited day for the staff and sisters in Kiio, Kitui County, Kenya. On this day, special to the Daughters of Charity as the Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a small centre opened in Kiio for children with special needs. We welcomed 18 children, between the ages of 4 and 12 years, accompanied by their mothers, for the first day at St. Louise’s Centre.

The children were so excited and descended on the toys and playthings arranged around the room, intent, it seemed, on finding whatever made the most noise, bugles, toy guitars, you name it. In no time it was hard to hear oneself think!! The day unfolded with games indoor, and fun outdoor on swings, merry go round and slides. Motor rides to and from the centre and breakfast and lunch during the day. Each child also got two tracksuit uniforms replete with logos. Some of the children appreciated they were going to school like their brothers and sisters.

Today is their second day at St. Louise’s, without their Mums, but that didn’t seem to bother them at all. So we look forward to the months and years ahead as this small Centre grows. It is also a big benefit to the mothers who can now do other work or participate in training opportunities the sisters have planned, to help develop their skills. We are happy to share this small effort with the wider Vincentian Family, as each in their own way reach out with services for people in need.

Laudato Si., Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor.

At this time everyone on our planet is confronted with two interconnected crises: the coronavirus pandemic and the ecological crisis. Both define our age. Both require urgent action. But it is the reality of climate change that is ‘humanity’s defining challenge.’ COP26 attempted to highlight the urgency of dilemma, alas, the pain of those most affected now by climate change fell on deaf ears, or so it seems!  Changing minds and hearts needs to be an urgent work in progress then, in our Irish context as well as across the world.

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Daughters of Charity

Where we are

We are women who have responded to the Call of Christ to live out our baptismal commitment by reaching out in His name to the people at the margins of our society. With the help and collaboration of many others we contribute to the provision of Child and Family Services, Pre-Schools, Education, Specialised Services for Young People, Services for People with Intellectual Disability, Health Care Services, Services for Older People, Services in Parishes, Family Resource Centres, Services for People who are Homeless, Vincentian Partnership Programmes, Mission Outreaches, Marian Services, Services to the wider Community and Provincial Administration.


MINISTRIES

The Daughters of Charity have provided services to persons with intellectual disability in Ireland for over a century. Today these services are based in Dublin, Limerick and Tipperary and include community-based residential services...

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MISSIONS

The Daughters of Charity are present in 21 African Countries. The Irish Sisters have worked in Nigeria and Ethiopia since the early 1960’s and now the young Nigerian Sisters have branched out to Ghana and Burkina Faso giving us contacts in all these mission areas...

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New Beginnings Winter 2021/2022

New Beginnings Winter 2021/2022

Mission News 2021

Video of Thigio, Kenya

Podcast

  • “When you leave prayer and Holy Mass to serve those in need, you are losing nothing, because serving those in need is going to God and you should see God in them.”

    St Vincent
  • “Say little, do much”

    St Vincent
  • “Good works are often spoiled by moving too quickly.”

    St Vincent
  • “If we want to please our good God, we must not look so much to what we want to do, but to what He wants us to do.”

    St Louise
  • “Do not believe that things will always be as they are now.”

    St Louise
  • “You are well aware that changes are always difficult, and that it takes time to learn new ways of serving skilfully and well.”

    St Louise
  • “If God is the centre of your life, no words will be needed. Your mere presence will touch their hearts.”

    St Vincent
  • “God makes use of the humblest instruments for the extraordinary operation of His grace.”

    St Vincent
  • “Charity is not charity if not accompanied by justice.”

    St Vincent
  • “The least esteemed by men are perhaps the best loved by God.”

    St Louise
  • “The greater the work the more important it is to establish it on a solid foundation. Thus it will not only be more perfect, it will also be more lasting.”

    St Louise
  • “Speak to God with great simplicity and familiarity, God only wants our hearts.”

    St Louise

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