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New video on the life of Irish missionary Sr Miriam Duggan

The video is also being used to further the cause of Wicklow-born Mother Kevin, foundress of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa and the Little Sisters of St Francis in Africa.

2019.03.19.

President honours Sr Mary Killeen’s work with the poor

Since 1976, Sr Mary Killeen has introduced education, health, and community services programmes to the slums of Mukuru in Nairobi, helping over 170,000 people to become self-sustainable.

2018.12.02.

Irish missionary’s work featured in high-profile British papers

Sr Kate Costigan works on the five-year ‘Test and Treat’ project, which aims to test up to 300,000 people and treat up to 20,000, including an estimated 2,000 children.

2018.07.25.

Irish missionary receives Health Education Award

Sr Bernadette Nealon uses WiRED’s health education programmes to train community health workers, who, in turn, train community members in home-based care for the bed-ridden and also trains people who are caring for children at home.

2018.04.03.

Another Irish Loreto nun’s work honoured

Sr Mary Owens IBVM acts as executive director of Nyumbani Village, a non-profit, self-sustaining community that supports and cares for both orphans and elders infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

2017.09.05.

Archbishop of Cashel & Emly to lead inaugural Mission Walk

Proceeds from the walk will go towards the Love and Hope Centre for people with HIV/AIDS in Nakuru, Kenya. The archbishop will be joined on the day by his Excellency, Mr Richard Opembe, the Kenyan Ambassador to Ireland.

2016.10.13.

Minister visits Irish Aid projects in Uganda

Praises Irish missionaries, "who created strong bonds" between peoples of Ireland and Uganda.

2016.07.13.

Church bells toll for Chernobyl on 30th anniversary

Service organised by the Greater Chernobyl Cause charity in association with Cork City Council recalls those worst affected by 1986 nuclear disaster.

2016.04.26.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta to be canonised

“At the age of 18, Blessed Teresa came here to study English and begin her life as a nun with the Loreto Sisters in Dublin” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.12.19.

President Higgins pays tribute to Sr Miriam Duggan

Irish missionary presently works with Hands of Care & Hope project in the slums of Nairobi assisting out of school youth and those living with HIV.

2015.12.04.

Film on work of Irish missionary nominated for award

‘Nurtured with Love’ shows Sr Patricia Speight from Belfast ministering at a centre which provides care and support for hundreds of HIV/AIDS patients.

2015.10.09.

Presidential award for missionary Sr Miriam Duggan

Three Irish missionaries recognised on Presidential Distinguished Service Awards for 2015.

2015.09.02.

Church support for lifting ban on gay blood donors

“It is very important that no group should be discriminated against being able to give organs or indeed to give blood,” Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.03.11.

Three new vocations for Sacred Heart orders

Two men and one woman join the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) and the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH).

2014.09.09.

Missionaries promote faith-based values

Misean Cara managed €16 million in funding from Irish Aid for development projects.

2014.08.19.

People of Tuam gave Trócaire € 7.9m over 20 years

“Incredible generosity in difficult economic times from a diocese of just 122,000 people.”

2014.03.02.
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