UISG Plenary Talk Intercultural Life As a Sign of Prophetic Hope

Posted on: 11 May 2019

"Signs give us clues, call our attention and point us to something that goes beyond themselves. They are concrete, they are temporary, and they must be correctly interpreted and decoded. Now, for all these reasons, signs are fragile and limited…

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Sister Maureen's reflection on Days 1 and 2 Plenary Sessions

Posted on: 10 May 2019

I promised to share a few reflections on the talks we are hearing at the UISG plenary sessions. On Monday afternoon we had our first presentation from Sr Teresa Maya on the subject of a vision for the future of Religious Life.

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UISG talks on the Care of the Planet

Posted on: 09 May 2019

There were two talks given today at the Plenary that focused on the care of the planet.The first talk is titled "Sowers of Prophetic Hope for the Planet. The Responsibilities of Religious Life: A Biblical Perspective."

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Reflection on the theme of being sowers of hope in our world today

Posted on: 08 May 2019

My prayer this morning took me back to the opening prayer of the conference which reminded us that as women religious we are called to go out to the whole world because like the women before the empty tomb we are called to give hope to the world.

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Reflection on Day 1 of the UISG Plenary 2019 Meeting

Posted on: 07 May 2019

I wish all of you could be here to celebrate this wonderful experience of being part of the universal church. We are about 900 Leaders from many countries and cultures and speak in many languages but in the Risen Lord we are one body, one church.

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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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