Hope House in New Orleans, Louisiana is a non-profit organisation, founded to respond to the hopes and needs of its neighbours and to help create a society in which truth and justice abide. Sr. Lilianne Flavin OP who has been based in Louisiana since 1979 works in Hope House.  Click below to read their latest newsletter.

Hope House Journal Summer 2018

Ruhama is a Dublin-based NGO which works on a national level with women affected by prostitution and other forms of commercial sexual exploitation.

See below for their latest newsletter.

Ruhama Summer-Newsletter-2018.

On Sunday 12th August, Sr Mairead and Sr Pia celebrated 70 years of their Religious Profession with a special breakfast, Eucharist and lunch at St. Dominic’s Priory Port Elizabeth. We give thanks for our sisters faithful service to their Dominican call.

Below are some photos from the celebrations

 

Below are some photographic memories of our celebration in Termas, Argentina, to mark the 50th Anniversary presence of our Sisters. We pray in thanksgiving for all those who helped and participated with us.

Wishing you every blessing on the feast of St Dominic.

As we joyfully celebrate the feast of our Holy Father Dominic, we bring our needs and those of the world to our compassionate God.

 

The Oral History project was officially launched by Sr. Elisabeth Healy OP and the Fundação on Wednesday the 18th July in the Convent of Bom Sucesso, Lisbon.

Click below for opening words by Sr. Elisabeth Healy OP:

Words for Launch of Oral History Project July 2018

Click below to read the Oral History  -CONVENTO DE NOSSA SENHORA DO BOM SUCESSO IN LISBON 

Bom Sucesso Oral History 1944-2016

 

 

 

The annual mass of thanksgiving and festa of the Fundação Obra Social das Religiosas Dominicanas Irlandesas, Lisbon took place on 19th July in the Centro Sagrada Família, Lisbon to mark the end of the school year.

Read more: http://www.fosrdi.pt/news/encontro-dos-colaboradores-da-fosrdi/

 

The reading in of the Mission Area Council for South Africa took place on Sunday the 22nd July, Feast of Mary Magdalene Patron of the Order.

See pictures below of Srs. Francis, Rosemary and Kathy being read-in.

All Together in Dignity Ireland (www.atdireland.ie) and the Irish End Poverty Day Committee (www.17october.ie) are pleased to invite you to gather at the Famine Statues and the Human Rights and Poverty Stone on

Custom House Quay

Wednesday, 18th July 2018
from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

in order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela.

Guest speakers at the commemoration will include some of the Dunnes Stores’ Strikers.

The gathering will include speeches, music and songs, creative common gesture.

The Mandela Day 2018 will be a very special one as it is the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela and the world will be marking it in a ”loud” way. It is also the Mandela Day of the year of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

Following the call of the South African Nelson Mandela Foundation and its #ActionsAgainstPoverty campaign, ATD Ireland the Irish End Poverty Day Committee invite you to mark the day on Custom House Quay inspired by the ‘Make Poverty History’ speech by Mandela in Trafalgar Square in 2005.

The momentum of the event from 5.30pm to 6.30pm will be a symbolic ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ from the Famine Statues to the Human Rights and Poverty Stone on Custom House Quay.

The participants will be invited to walk together the 40 meters from the Statues to the Stone while joining some songs and listening to some readings from Nelson Mandela’s book ‘A Long Walk to Freedom”. Some guest speakers will be invited to speak at the start and at the end of the march (Guests invited: the Dunnes Store Strikers,…). The final moment of the event will be the broadcasting of the Mandela ‘Make Poverty History’ speech.

Regards,

Gerald Doherty,
Chair of the Board, All Together in Dignity Ireland
ATD, 26 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1

On Saturday 30th June we had our Congregation Day – below are some pictures from the day.