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UISG Plenary Talk: A Vision for the Future of Religious Life Sr. Teresa Maya, CCVI

Posted on: 06 May 2019

The time for words is over, so forgive the ones I am using here! We need a new way of witnessing that will manifest our values, that will be more intelligible and accessible for our time. Gospel news needs to be told in art, symbol and gesture.

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Sister Maureen: Reflections from Rome, Day 2

Posted on: 05 May 2019

Greetings again from a sunny but cold and windy Rome. I have just come back from Mass at the local church. There are five to choose from on a Sunday as there seems to be no shortage of priests. Sr Brenda, a Sister of Nazareth, just arrived and I am waiting to meet up with some of the others.

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Meeting of the International Union of Superiors General

Posted on: 04 May 2019

Sister Maureen is currently in Rome, Italy attending the XXI Plenary of the International Union of Superiors General which will be held for 6 – 10 May. The theme is "Sowers of Prophetic Hope". Around 850 Superiors General from 80 different countries will participate.

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Obituary for Sister Germaine Henry, FMSJ

Posted on: 18 March 2019

Margaret Henry was born on 15th June 1926, the eldest of six children of James and Elizabeth Henry in Doncaster. She is survived by her two brothers, Martin and Peter and by her three sisters Anne, Eileen and Sheila.

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R.I.P. Sister Germaine Henry, FMSJ

Posted on: 16 March 2019

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Germaine Henry, FMSJ who died peacefully this morning at our convent in Blackburn. Her obituary will follow. May she rest in peace.

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Obituary for Sister Austin Cairns, FMSJ

Posted on: 20 February 2019

Sister Austin was born on 18th October 1937, the second child of Patrick and Mary Cairnsin Burnopfield, Co.Durham. She was baptised Winifred Mary on 23rd October 1937 at Sacred Heart Church, Byermoor and confirmed on 21st July 1946. She is predeceased by her older sister, Joan, and is survived by her sister, Barbara, and her brother John who lives in Canada.

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Sister Austin Cairns, RIP

Posted on: 19 February 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Sister Austin Cairns. She died peacefully this morning, 19 February 2019. Her obituary will follow.

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Congratulations to our Golden Jubilarians

Posted on: 12 February 2019

Congratulations to Sister Patricia Johnson, Sister Veronica O’Brien and Sister Joan O’Gorman who celebrated their Golden Jubilee on 11 February, 2019. May God continue to bless each of them as they continue to serve God’s people in their various ministries. We thank them for the wonderful witness they give to us by their commitment to service to all God’s people.

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Congratulations on Diamond Jubilee

Posted on: 06 January 2019

Congratulations to Sister Isabel Kelly and Sister Maureen Maguire who are celebrating their Diamond Jubilee of Religious Profession today. We thank them for their various ministries over these past 60 years and their dedication to living their religious life. May God bless them as they celebrate with the community, family and friends over the next few weeks.

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