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Creation cries – but are we listening?

EACH year the Catholic Church marks the season of creation, running throughout September and ending on October 4, the feast of St Francis of Assisi.

The season, and the link between God, humans and the environment, are particularly important to Pope Francis. He established September 1 as an annual World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and devoted his second encyclical, Laudato Si’ – ‘on care for our common home’ – to the issue.

The theme of this year’s season is ‘Listen the voice of creation’ – which begs the question of whether we are not only hearing what our planet is telling us through, for example, extreme temperatures and rainfall, but also acting to address human impact on the environment.

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Vincentian Family Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine

The Vincentian Family Pilgrimage took place in Ireland September 10th, 2022.  There was a very large gathering of the Vincentian Family in beautiful sunshine.  We give thanks for the blessings and joys of the pilgrimage.

Using the following link you will be able to reflect on the Eucharistic Celebration of the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcsuidrnFHU&t=6495


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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  • “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

Three Sisters accepted into the Daughters of Charity in Kenya

The sisters in Kenya welcomed three new sisters into the second stage of formation recently.

Sisters Flora, Selinah and Leticia joined the community as they entered the seminary in Chanzo.

We pray for them and wish them every blessing as they begin this new part of their journey as Daughters of Charity.

Video of Thigio, Kenya

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