Sr Moira Geary FMSJ  R.I.P.
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Sr Moira Geary FMSJ R.I.P.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Moira Geary, FMSJ who died peacefully at our convent in Blackburn on 7 June 2021. Moira Geary was born on 18th January 1932, the eldest child of  Thomas and Gertrude Geary in Glasgow.  She is predeceased by her brother, Brian, and her Sister, Patricia.  Leaving…

The Netherlands: Contactblad Magazine
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The Netherlands: Contactblad Magazine

Summer 2021

Pope Francis to Priests: ‘Your Fragility is a Chance of Encounter with God’.
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Pope Francis to Priests: ‘Your Fragility is a Chance of Encounter with God’.

“My fragility, the fragility of each one of us, is a theological place of encounter with the Lord,” he told a group of around 20 priests at a June 7 meeting at the Vatican. “The ‘superman’ priests end up badly, all of them,” Francis said. “The fragile priest, who knows his weaknesses and talks about…

This Is Palestine – Revisited
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This Is Palestine – Revisited

On 26th May 2021 a motion was passed in Dáil Éireann, the Irish parliament, condemning the ‘de facto’ annexation of Palestinian land by Israel. The motion was passed unanimously. The vote was historic as it is the first time that an EU member state has spoken out so decisively and so clearly about the situation….

Column: A Difficult Process of Discernment
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Column: A Difficult Process of Discernment

Everything Is Possible As I started to write this article in the series “I’m on my way to happiness”, I received the sad news that my sister and her husband have been admitted to intensive care a Zurich hospital.  My relationship with them has been very close and unique.  When our mother died she told…

Corpus Christi: Reflections on the Eucharist
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Corpus Christi: Reflections on the Eucharist

Christ can be present with us in so many ways: in his living, spirit-filled word, which comes to us in Old and New Testaments; in the daily rhythm of our prayer, spoken or just gathered and offered in silence. We can find Christ present with us in those moments when we need him, or when…

Nairobi, Kenya: City Clean-up Ahead of World Environment Day
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Nairobi, Kenya: City Clean-up Ahead of World Environment Day

Prior to World Environment Day (WED) marked annually on June 5, an eco-friendly non-profit Organization in Kenya dubbed Nairobi Recyclers (NAREC) are set to clean part of the country’s capital to help in restoration of the ecosystem that has been destroyed. Sharing with AMECEA Online under the 2021 theme “ecosystem restoration,” the Coordinator of a community based…

Kenya: Appointment New Apostolic Commissary of Apostles of Jesus Congregation
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Kenya: Appointment New Apostolic Commissary of Apostles of Jesus Congregation

The Vatican has through the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life (CICLSAL) appointed Fr. Angelo Bettelli, a member of Canossian Sons of Charity (FDCC), as the new Pontifical Commissary for the Religious Missionary Order of the Apostles of Jesus (AJ). Fr. Angelo takes over from Monsignor Raphael p’Mony Wokorach a member…

World Environment Day (5 June) – On Ecological Conversion
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World Environment Day (5 June) – On Ecological Conversion

What is to be understood by such an ecological conversion? How would this conversion come about? What would it look like as a community conversion? Do the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius have a role to play in bringing it about? Let us start by saying that conversion is transformational: it transforms both the one…

Mission in Ministry: Reflection on Presentation by Una Allen, Coordinator of Towards Peace
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Mission in Ministry: Reflection on Presentation by Una Allen, Coordinator of Towards Peace

Towards a Theology of Safeguarding: How can (an understanding of) Pastoral Theology inform action to heal the spiritual damage caused by clerical abuse? The NBSCCCI (National Board for Safeguarding Children Catholic Church Ireland) continues to explore a Theology of Safeguarding through a series of presentations by various theologians, scripture scholars and ethicists. Una Allen is…

Fr Alleluya Part III: How I moved to Kenya’s East Coast
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Fr Alleluya Part III: How I moved to Kenya’s East Coast

Pope Video June 2021:The Beauty of Marriage
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Pope Video June 2021:The Beauty of Marriage

“Is it true, what some people say-that young people don’t want to get married, especially during these difficult times? Getting married and sharing one’s life is something beautiful. It’s a demanding journey, at times difficult, and at times complicated, but it’s worth making the effort. And on this life-long journey, the husband and wife aren’t…