Daughters of Charity Mission Development office
St. Catherine’s, Dunardagh, Blackrock, Co. Dublin
2021
Virtual Fun Quiz
Via Kahoot

We would like to invite you to participate in our annual fundraising fun quiz to raise much needed funds to assist and support the poor and marginalized in Africa where Covid-19 is having devastating effects.

Where
The comfort of your own home

How
If you would like to participate, we will send you a link that can be accessed through WhatsApp on your phone or on your computer. You can enter individually or form a team with friends and family online.

When
50 Questions will be put up on Kahoot on the evening of Friday the 15th of January and you or your team have until Monday the 18th to take the quiz. It will take less than one hour to complete

Cost
€10.00 per person entering. You can form a team with your household/bubble.  pLease note the €10 entry fee is per person, not per team, so please purchase the required number of tickets if you are entering as a team.  You can adjust the amount of entries your cart.

Prize
The winning individual or team will receive a gift token

For further information and to receive the link please contact

Sr. Geraldine Henry
Tel: 0872657614 email: geraldinehenry@daughtersofcharity.ie   or

Stephen Sheerin
Tel: 0872448786 email: stephensheerin@gmail.com

Registered Charity Number: CHY7137

The following is a reflection on Mary Our Mother, as we have just celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and will celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception next week.

A reflection – In Praise of Mary.

Mary, our Mother, you are our beacon light in a dark world;
A globe, resting securely in your caring hands
as you offer it with confidence to a loving Father;
A world enfolded in the robe of your maternal compassion;
A serpent, crushed beneath your feet,
triumphantly proclaiming victory over evil,
evil of sin, of selfishness, of injustice, of oppression.

A globe bedecked with jewels –
gifted and graced by your visitations;
love letters of a caring Father to his wayward children;
heaven touching earth;
Rue du Bac, Lourdes, Knock, Chestochowa, Fatima etc,
forever hallowed and immortalised – power-houses of prayer;
magnets, drawing a searching, starving humanity to its knees,
a humanity hungering for God.

Mary, lily among thorns,
Woman, silent and strong, standing at the foot of the cross;
you experienced the sadness of losing Jesus and the joy of finding Him;
you know that true greatness is born of pain and struggle.

Mary, mystical rose,
You opened and unfolded to God’s designs for you freely and without resistance.
With a faith not seeking rational explanations,
you uttered your Fiat – a fiat which changed the face of the earth,
providing an earthly dwelling-place for our God.

Mary, arc of the Covenant,
“our tainted nature’s solitary boast”,
You nurtured the Holy One in your womb
while you awaited with eager expectation the astounding moment of his birth.
Help us to savour something of your pain, your hope, your joy,
as we struggle to give birth to Jesus in the womb of our lives.

Mary, seat of wisdom,
You knew the wisdom of accepting the folly of the cross;
Give us something of your enlightenment, discernment and faith.

Mary, a mediatrix of graces,
The first of a redeemed pilgrim people to arrive home,
Be ever close to us, wayfarers, journeying to our heavenly homeland.

Mary, woman of Genesis,
You heralded redemption to a lost humanity from the beginning of time.

Mary, woman of the Apocalypse,
Adorned with the sun, the moon beneath your feet.

Mary, gate of heaven,
You beckon us to horizons of hope and joy,
The hope and joy of a loving embrace from a Trinitarian God.

Mary, queen of heaven, queen of the universe, queen of peace,
you are constantly interceding for us through Jesus, in the Spirit, to the Father.
Your message of prayer, penance, fasting and conversion too often falls on deaf ears.
Attune us, sensitize us to its urgency in our strife-torn world.

The Community, how you love it!
Established guardian, you graced it with your medal and scapulars,
God’s gifts, visibly, tangibly, touching countless lives, miraculously, dramatically.

Grace us with the gift of prayer,
The prayer of contemplatives in action’
‘Ave Maria, gratia plena’ be the refrain in the melody of our lives.

Sr Christine O’Mahony DC

We honour Our Lady and thank her for her gifts to the world through the Miraculous Medal.

Click here to go to the Mother House Chapel

Sr Anna 15th January

Mission Update November 2020 - Click to read

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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.

Reflections on Laudato Si

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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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