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…

Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Sr Isabel Kelly FMSJ Has Died. R.I.P.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Sister Isabel Kelly , FMSJ who died today, 28 May 2021. Obituary will follow. DYING?  WHAT IS DYING? WE SHALL NEVER KNOWUNTIL IT IS  OUR TIME TO GO. IT’S LETTING GOOF EVERY SINGLE THING WE KNOW. IT’S LEAVING THOSE ON EARTH WE LOVETO MEET UP AGAIN…

Sr Beatrice Wild FMSJ Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Sr Beatrice Wild FMSJ Has Died. R.I.P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER BEATRICE WILD Who died on Sunday23rd May 2021 in Royal Blackburn Hospital Hannah Wild was born on 2nd December 1925 in Hartlepool, Co.Durham, the second child to her parents John and Eliza Wild. She became a postulant in Altrincham on 30th May 1956…

Women Religious in the News
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Women Religious in the News

Learn more about Global Sisters Report. GSR is an independent, non-profit source of news and information about Catholic sisters and the critical issues facing the people they serve. Our network of journalists report about their lives and works, and sisters write commentary from their perspective.

Funyula, Kenya: Seminal Work of Missionary Sister Revived
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Funyula, Kenya: Seminal Work of Missionary Sister Revived

Sr Marianna Hulshof was born in Ootmarsum village in the eastern part of Holland in a family of 11 children. She told Ngala in an interview that her a relative was a cardinal and was a source of encouragement for her to start working for the disadvantaged quite early in life. As a trained nurse,…

Kenya: Missionary Sisters Response to Covid-19
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Kenya: Missionary Sisters Response to Covid-19

Kariobangi is one of the large slums in the Kenyan capitol, Nairobi. Limerick-born, Sr Miriam Duggan, works there in the Hands of Care & Hope Centre set up by the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa who were founded in 1952 by Wicklow-born, Mother Kevin. The sisters run several projects including a Cheshire Home for destitute…

Extraordinary Mission Month: ‘You Evangelize by the Simple Fact that You are Here’
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Extraordinary Mission Month: ‘You Evangelize by the Simple Fact that You are Here’

Oran (Agenzia Fides) – “I symbolize the mission in Algeria which I have been experiencing for more than 10 years, like a jug full of fresh water representing the love of God with which we are filled and the way in which He offers himself to the people we meet”, writes to Agenzia Fides Sister…

Sisters in Ministry: The Gospel in Action
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Sisters in Ministry: The Gospel in Action

Religious Sisters in Africa: The Risks of Working on the Frontline
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Religious Sisters in Africa: The Risks of Working on the Frontline

A majority of religious sisters are working in hospitals as nurses, doctors or other hospital staff to serve patients with COVID-19. Others run schools to educate children, projects to serve individuals living in poverty, and homes to care for the elderly. Sisters have also been active in slums and poor villages across the continent to…

Africa: The Difficult Journey of Departure from a Religious Institute
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Africa: The Difficult Journey of Departure from a Religious Institute

In a new book, “The Future of Religious Life in Africa”, which was crafted by a team of 12 members of the Clergy, Religious and Lay academics working or who have worked in Africa, Sr. Marren Rose Awiti, a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters) and a Canon Lawyer explores widely…

Cameroon: Continued Violence Threatens Religious Sisters
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Cameroon: Continued Violence Threatens Religious Sisters

It was June 30, 2020, about 3:00 p.m. in Shisong, Cameroon. I was standing on the balcony of the convent infirmary when I saw people running towards the nearby St. Elizabeth’s Catholic General Hospital and Cardiac Center operated by my congregation, the Tertiary Sisters of St. Francis. I could feel the panic and understood immediately that…

Cameroon: Bamenda Sisters Come to Aid of Refugees in Nigeria
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Cameroon: Bamenda Sisters Come to Aid of Refugees in Nigeria

I am a Tertiary Sister of Saint Francis, or TSSF, and in February 2019, I received the blessing from my provincial superior, Sr. Roberta Feh, to contribute my energy and skills to respond to the needs of this “new” mission in our province. In fact, the Conference of Religious of the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda, or…