Loreto Rumbek, which was founded by Irish nuns to address the lack of educational opportunities for girls in South Sudan, opened in 2008 with just 35 students and now has over 291 students, 90% of whom go on to university.
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.
One of the world’s poorest countries before the conflict erupted in 2013, South Sudan is now facing violence, illness and extreme poverty, which are destroying the lives of millions.
The walk-in piece of public art is intended to get people’s attention. Its gift box exterior symbolises the way traffickers entice their victims with false promises.
“An environment of survival withers the hearts of our elderly, taking away their ability to dream. In this way, it cripples the prophecy that our young are called to proclaim and work to achieve” – Pope Francis.
Exhibition gives a unique glimpse into the hearts of those who ministered and those to whom they ministered during the Rising in Dublin.
Primate of All Ireland to celebrate Mass in Armagh this evening for Blessed Teresa and for her four Sisters killed with 12 co-workers in Yemen on 4 March.