In December 2013, the Sisters of Mercy left the town of Strokestown, where ministry had begun in 1891. The energy of the Sisters gave life when and where it was needed and their presence was much appreciated by the local people.
This story from the perspective of Carmel McEnroy rsm is about her connection with Professor Arnold Angenendt and his restoration of a precious icon to its home in a small Russian village, revaged during World War II, after seventy-two years.
"It is now over ten years since I first undertook a short training course in Ruhama to become an Outreach Worker with women in street prostitution in the red light districts in Dublin. Much has changed since then..." writes Sr. Mary Ryan.
In 2013 the Sisters in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan marked one hundred years of educational endeavour. The celebrations took many forms and the staff, pupils and parents of Scoil Na gCailini enjoyed a week of festivities.
Sister Rose Moran has published a book of her poetry recently. Here, you can see some of the faces present at the launch of this beautiful book and hear her read some of her work.