Monaghan Associates support the Laudato Tree Project

laudato tree 250x25027 FEB, 2020. Last September, the Monaghan Associates celebrated the Season of Creation 2019, by actively participating in the Laudato Tree Project. An initiative of the Society of African Missions, it is based on Pope Francis’ 2015 Laudato Si encyclical on the environment and human ecology. The project encourages the planting of trees in Ireland in partnership with the Tree Council of Ireland, and in Africa by supporting The Great Green Wall initiative of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, which aims to combat the spread of deserts in Africa.

Sisters celebrate Christmas Day in Dawhan, Ethiopia, on January 6!

ethiopia christma 250x25027 FEB, 2020. Ethiopia celebrated Christmas Day on January 7, 2020!! Why? This is because the Ethiopian Calendar is different from the Gregorian calendar, which is used in most parts of the world. In fact, according to the Ethiopian Calendar, the date of this most recent Christmas Day was December 28, 2012!! The Holy Saviour Kindergarten School, Dawhan, which is run by the Sisters of St Louis, had the opportunity to celebrate Christmas in the school on Monday January 6.

80th Anniversary of Rathmines Primary Schools celebrated

rathmines80th 250x25030 JAN, 2020. January 10, 2020 was the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the St Louis Infant School and Senior Primary School, Rathmines, Dublin, when both schools celebrated Mass, led by Parish Priest Fr William King, exactly 80 years to the day that Canon Fleming PP celebrated Mass to launch both schools.

Pauline Zamekuu SSL celebrates her Silver Jubilee in Juilly

paulinez silver jubilee 250x25030 JAN, 2020. Pauline Zamekuu SSL celebrated her silver jubilee last month in the Juilly community of France. The celebration commenced with Holy Mass in the Juilly community chapel, followed by a dinner reception afterwards. It was attended by all the sisters from the Juilly Étampes and Grigny communities, along with parishioners from the Deanary of Dammartin-en-Goële and other Ghanaian representatives from Paris.

History of Associate Movement in California celebrated

associate california 250x25019 DEC, 2019. The SSL Associates and Sisters celebrated the 35th Jubilee of the California Associates’ Foundation last month in Louisville Convent. The Associates prepared a delicious dinner, which was followed by a beautiful prayer service and a powerpoint presentation that looked back at the Associate groups, from their beginnings in 1984.

World AIDS Day commemorated by AAVE Group, Brazil

world aids day 250x25019 DEC, 2019. The AAVE group in Goiânia, Brazil, of which Margaret Hosty SSL is a founding member, commemorated World AIDS Day on December 1, 2019, with various actions, which included a special Mass and a protest outside the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, where lack of medication, broken equipment and shortage of medical personnel are resulting in inadequate healthcare for those who are living with HIV/AIDS.