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Ireland — Provincial Assembly, November 2009

The 2009 Irish Provincial Assembly took place on November 21  in St. Anne’s,  Portarlington. The assembly started with Sr. Maria Dunne, our provincial leader, giving an update on happenings in the Province,  especially the new departure of putting our schools under a new trust ‘Le Cheíle’. We were then joined by two Companions in Mission.

Sr mary mangan

Sr. Mary Mangan OLC,  (pictured left) gave us a harrowing account of the trafficking of women from developing countries to Ireland and other countries. Sr. Mary is working with Ruhama – an association working to rescue and rehabilitate trafficked women in Ireland.

In the afternoon we watched the power point prepared by Claire Sykes fcJ and Margarita  Byron fcJ on the life of Marie Madeleine d’Houët, the foundress of our congregation.  To read more about Marie Madeleine click here. The thematic approach of the presentation was unusual but interesting, the slides and illustrations were wonderful.

The Assembly finished with a prayer service acknowledging and celebrating the work done in the houses which have recently  been closed: Westbourne Close, Cherrywood and Gouldavoher.

Irish assembly

We pray God’s blessing on all who supported our work in these Dublin communities.  May the good live on!

Our little Society has for its end
     to glorify the heart of Jesus
           by  every means in its power ...     (Marie Madeleine)