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Laudato Si Week

Laudato Si Week Pope Francis put environmental concerns at the centre of his agenda in his 2015 encyclical Laudato Si', 'On Care For Our Common Home'. The documentary, The Letter, sends Pope Francis message to a creation in crisis. Laudato Si' week, named after Pope Francis's 'creation' encyclical, aims to make us think about ways to care for Earth, our 'common home'. The documentary The Letter highlights the issues around environmental change in an imaginative and thought-provoking way, says Down and Connor's Ephata Laudato Si' group Laudato Si’ week is a great way to remind ourselves of the key message ...[Click title to read more]

2023-05-30T18:07:04+01:00May 30, 2023|

Vincentian Family Schools Day

FamVin Schools on the Feast of St. Louise The most recent Vincentian Family Schools Day was held on Tuesday 9th May. The day was kindly hosted by St. Louise's Comprehensive College, Belfast. First year students from St. Paul's College Raheny, Holy Faith Clontarf, St. Vincent's Castleknock College and Caritas College Ballyfermot, along with their teachers, attended the day. The day marked the celebration of the feast of St. Louise de Marillac, co- founder of the Daughters of Charity with St. Vincent de Paul. This year is the 200th Anniversary of St. Louise’s Lumière an experience during which she experienced God’s ...[Click title to read more]

2023-05-13T21:36:03+01:00May 13, 2023|

Daughters of Charity Renew Vows

            The Vows of the Daughters of Charity                               Sr. Pauline Lawlor DC  https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=happy+vows+daughters+of+charity&docid=603522190209806727&mid=155FAB69F40E7DA20DE9155FAB69F40E7DA20DE9&view=detail&FORM=VIRE   On 25th March, feast of the Annunciation, the Daughters of Charity all over the world will renew their vows. This will not be simply a renewal of devotion, but, as their vows will have expired the night before, they will be free to choose to commit themselves to God by making them all over again. Our vows differ from those of most religious in so far ...[Click title to read more]

2023-03-26T18:04:32+01:00March 26, 2023|

Holy Faith Sisters General Chapter Announcement

                            Holy Faith Sisters The Holy Faith Sisters are holding their General Chapter from April 17 to April 30th in the Margaret Aylward Centre for Faith and Dialogue in Glasnevin. They would be very grateful for the prayers of the Vincentian Family for the blessing of the Holy Spirit on this important event.    

2023-03-26T17:54:56+01:00March 26, 2023|

Feast of St. Brigid – Patron Saint of Ireland

St. Brigid's Cross   Today marks the Feast of St Brigid. Patron Saint of Ireland. Patronal Saint of the Holy Faith Sisters, members of the Vincentian Family. The St. Brigid’s Cross resounds with the timeless folk traditions of Ireland. Throughout Ireland, the cross is associated with the arrival of springtime and with Ireland’s goddess, venerable Saint Brigid of Kildare. The cross is woven by hand of rushes harvested from the river Shannon. Traditionally the cross is found in many houses and shops throughout Ireland, mostly placed over entrance doors. Today they have found new places within contemporary interiors, increasing the ...[Click title to read more]

2023-02-01T20:12:42+00:00February 1, 2023|

Catholic Schools Week 2023

As Catholic Schools Week has come to a close, here are some updates of the activities held from across the Vincentian Family.       Reflection, meditation and prayer session with Fr. Stephen Monaghan CM in St. Vincent's Castleknock College               Teachers from across the Vincentian Family Schools met to plan the next Schools Formation Day, to be held this coming May on the Feast Day of St. Louise de Marillac.           Posters inspired by the Vincentian Saints.               St. Mary's Holy Faith Glasnevin ...[Click title to read more]

2023-01-29T22:58:50+00:00January 29, 2023|

Homily by Fr. Paschal Scallon CM

The following is the Homily given by Fr. Paschal Scallon CM on the RTÉ mass for the St. Vincent de Paul Society at the beginning of December:   In the last couple of weeks, the population of the world passed 8 billion. There are 8 billion of us looking to breathe and thrive on this planet. In another part of the universe, where an earth like ours may spin its way through time, our counterparts might marvel at how well they’re doing! But, here, the news that we had passed 8 billion seemed to make us anxious. Is our flourishing ...[Click title to read more]

2022-12-26T20:40:41+00:00December 26, 2022|

€18,000 from Vincentian Schools for Vincentian Charities!

Vincentian Schools Raise over €18,000 this Christmas   The Vincentian Family are a very proud group this Christmas. As of today, two Vincentian family schools, St. Vincent's Castleknock College and St. Paul's College Raheny, have raised over €18,000 this December in support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, DePaul, and Vincentian Lay Missionaries. Congratulations and well done to the students and teachers for their hard work and thank you to the kind generosity of all the parents, friends, and families who kindly donated to their collections.   St. Paul's College On Friday 25th November, 30 senior students and 4 ...[Click title to read more]

2022-12-19T09:15:09+00:00December 19, 2022|

Annual Society of St. Vincent de Paul RTÉ Mass

RTÉ SVP Mass   November 27th marked the annual Sunday mass for the Society of St. Vincent dePaul, broadcast on RTÉ.  The mass was celebrated by SVP national spiritual advisor, Fr. Paschal Scallon CM. The mass saw readers from SVP members and staff from across the island. It was a wonderful opportunity for the Vincentian Family to come together.  Music was provided by the Vincentian Family Schools Choir, comprised of singers from St. Vincent’s Castleknock College, St.Paul’s College Raheny, St. Mary’s Holy Faith Glasnevin, and Caritas College Ballyfermot. A huge well gone to Antonio, Seán and Tommy (St.Paul’s), Ryan O’Donnell ...[Click title to read more]

2022-12-12T20:30:37+00:00December 12, 2022|

From Roscommon to Tanzania!

Vincentian Lay Missionaries Update   Sr Rufine with members of the women’s empowerment group       VLM currently have a volunteer on a placement in Tanzania. Jane, from County Roscommon, is volunteering with the Daughters of Charity in Masanga, Tanzania. She is working with two of their projects – the Women’s Empowerment Project and the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Programme. The women’s project is focused on income generation and raising the confidence and self-esteem of local women.     Jane pictured with teams from the soccer league The FGM is a unique program that aims ...[Click title to read more]

2022-12-08T10:23:43+00:00December 8, 2022|
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