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SVP – Volunteers Wanted!

SVP Recruitment Campaign   SVPPhoto Fennell Photography / Copyright 2022 Following a record number of calls for help in 2021 the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) has launched a national campaign seeking volunteers. During 2021 a total of just over 191,000 calls for help were made to the Society throughout the country. This is 12% up on the number of calls in 2020 and the highest on record for the Society. As the Society prepares for a full return to home visitations shortly the national campaign for volunteers will primarily focus on over 900 Visiting Conferences ...[Click title to read more]

2022-02-03T12:12:29+00:00February 3, 2022|

St. Brigid’s Day

Our Holy Faith Heritage and St Brigid Sr. Veronica Maguire   Sr. Veronica, a Holy Faith Sister, reflects upon the impact St. Brigid had upon the Congregation of the Holy Faith Sisters:   Our Founders, Margaret Aylward and Fr John Gowan CM, a Vincentian Priest, had devotion to St Brigid and placed the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Faith under her protection. Margaret Aylward was devoted to St Brigid with whom she felt a kindred spirit, in Brigid’s service of the underprivileged. She believed that the Holy Faith Sisters were continuing this service in the Ireland of her ...[Click title to read more]

2022-02-01T11:40:40+00:00February 1, 2022|

Anniversary of the Foundation of the Vincentians

The Congregation of the Mission Fr. Eamon Devlin CM   Fr. Devlin, originally from County Tyrone, currently serves as the Parish Priest in St. Peter's Church Phibsborough, Dublin. On the anniversary of the founding of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) which took place in 1617, please enjoy Fr. Devlin's reflection.   This day celebrates the feast of the conversion of St. Paul. Paul's conversion to the cause of Christ is one of the most significant events in the New Testament, setting in motion the missionary outreach of the new faith into the vast expanses of the Roman Empire, which ...[Click title to read more]

2022-01-25T17:02:35+00:00January 25, 2022|

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic Schools Week Sr Éibhlís NicUaithuas DC   Sr. Éibhlís NicUaithuas DC is a Daughter of Charity who lives in Coolock, County Dublin. Sr. Éibhlís works with the Archdiocese of Dublin and also serves as Chaplain to one of Ireland's Vincentian schools, St. Paul's College, Raheny in Dublin.   Living life to the full – from John 10:10 ‘I have come that you may have life and have it to the full’ Becoming the person you are called to be.   Catholic education, is not just about ideas, or courses or even subjects or syllabi or exam results, important as ...[Click title to read more]

2022-01-25T01:10:55+00:00January 25, 2022|

The Mission in Kenya

Daughters of Charity Services Thigio, Kenya Sr. Deborah Mallott DC   Sr. Deborah Mallott is an American Daughter of Charity. She has spent 16 of her 33 years as a Daughter of Charity in Kenya. A trained social worker, Sr. Deborah currently works as an Administrator and Sister Servant in Thigio, Kenya. We are very proud of the contribution of the many Irish DCs who have served alongside Sr. Deborah in Kenya. Find her account below:   The Campus at Holy Cross Parish where the bulk of the services provided by Daughter of Charity Services Thigio take place, is buzzing ...[Click title to read more]

2022-01-25T00:35:20+00:00January 25, 2022|

FamVin “13 Houses” Campaign

SVP/DePaul Handover of Services   What is the 13 Houses Campaign? The 13 Houses Campaign is a Famvin (Vincentian Family) Homeless Alliance initiative and aims to improve and transform the lives of 10,000 homeless people around the world in 3-5 years from 2018. More than that, we want to see 13 Houses projects in each of the 156 countries where the Vincentian Family works!   Ireland's Latest Contribution Recently in Ireland two branches of the Vincentian Family (The Society of St. Vincent dePaul and DePaul) have made a unique contribution to the ‘13’ Houses campaign. In their joint press release ...[Click title to read more]

2022-01-19T00:28:17+00:00January 19, 2022|

Fr. John Gowan CM

Anniversary of Fr. John Gowan CM   Fr. John Gowan CM     Fr. John Gowan CM was born in Skerries, Co. Dublin in 1817. First ordained to the priesthood in the Dublin Diocese, he later became a Vincentian, and was assigned to the Vincentian Mission Team in St. Peter’s Church in Phibsborough.         Holy Faith Sisters In 1853, while at St.Peter's, he met Margaret Aylward. Margaret Aylward was a Lady of Charity (AIC). They both shared a concern for the welfare of the city poor. Fr. Gowan assisted Margaret Aylward in the founding of ...[Click title to read more]

2022-01-16T10:16:16+00:00January 16, 2022|

The Mission in Kenya

Developments in Kiio Sr. Catherine Mulligan DC The 4th January 2022, was an eagerly awaited day for the staff and sisters in Kiio, Kitui County, Kenya. On this day, special to the Daughters of Charity as the Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a small centre opened in Kiio for children with special needs. We welcomed 18 children, between the ages of 4 and 12 years, accompanied by their mothers, for the first day at St. Louise’s Centre. The children were so excited and descended on the toys and playthings arranged around the room, intent, it seemed, on finding whatever ...[Click title to read more]

2022-01-14T11:57:26+00:00January 14, 2022|
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