Nigeria sisters raise awareness of equal rights for children with disabilities

ringthebell 250x25029 JULY, 2021. Sint Unum was well and truly alive recently at St Louis Nursery and Primary School, Akure, when the Sisters of St Louis held their annual “We Ring the Bell” event to raise awareness of equal rights for children with disabilities.

English sister helps further dreams for homeless people though the Malachi Project

malachi 250x25029 JULY, 2021. Roisin Hannaway SSL has been involved with community-led action on housing, including a recent venture to provide homes for ‘rough sleepers,’ and tells us about the launch of the Malachi Project at the end of June on the lawn at Westminster Abbey.

Mater Dei High School, California, honors Sisters of St Louis

materdei 250x25029 JULY, 2021. The Sisters of St Louis have been inducted into the Mater Dei High School, California, Ring of Honor. The Ring of Honor acknowledges individuals or groups whose lives exemplify the values instilled at Mater Dei.

Busy times at Bakhita Empowerment Centre, Lagos, Nigeria

bakhita 250x25030 JUNE, 2021. The last few months have been extremely busy at the Bakhita Empowerment Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. The Bakhita Empowerment Centre for survivors of human trafficking provides accommodation for up to 20 women, counselling, reintegration, skills acquisition, mindset-reset, and opportunities for uniting the survivors with their families. The building has a visitor’s room, chapel, conference room, offices, laundry facilities and kitchen.

Living through the Pandemic, “It was the best of times and the worst of times”

pandemic teresa 250x25030 JUNE, 2021. Teresa Clancy SSL reports from Newcastle, Northern Ireland, and reflects on the last year or so of the Covid-19 pandemic and how she and her friends and neighbours have adjusted. She shares with us some of the fantastic initiatives that she has been involved in that has helped people in the locality to cope, and how her garage has been used as a facility for helping those less well off.

Sisters return to war the torn Tigray Region of Ethiopia

ethiopia2 250x25027 MAY, 2021. In a previous news story (March 29) we reported on Naomi Nkrumah SSL’s experiences of the conflict the Tigray Region of Ethiopia and the heartbreaking decision that the Sisters of St Louis made last November to flee their mission in Dawhan. Last month, the sisters were able to return to Ethiopia, and one of the other sisters, Perpetua Apo SSL, tells us about how the civilians who have survived, have been affected by the Civil War there.