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Irish missionaries help more than a million people globally

Thousands of life-changing projects have been implemented with one common thread: Misean Cara members working in solidarity with a community to address a real and immediate need.


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.


Trócaire former directors honoured

“The Trócaire box has become part of the nation’s life. Generations of children have grown up with it. It has served as their first means of expressing their solidarity with the wider world.”


Welcome and reservations for measures in Budget 2019

“Today was a step in the right direction, but we have a long way to go” – SVP.


Ireland’s progress slow on Sustainable Development Goals

“Much greater urgency and political leadership will be required if we are to ensure the transformative change that the SDGs envisage by 2030” – Suzanne Keatinge.


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.


Review calls for Government to increase overseas aid

Report acknowledges the work of many organisations and bodies, including Irish missionaries, in promoting poverty eradication, justice and prosperity, defending human rights, and working in partnership and solidarity


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.


Irish missionaries continue to be relevant

"Our true success is reflected in the lives that are changed for the better in places that face extraordinary challenges, such as South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and parts of Kenya and India. It is inspiring to see a life transformed due the active care and belief of a missionary.”


Call for action as more migrants die

It is reported that among the 20 feared dead, some were crushed by other people in the boat, while others drowned at sea. The victims include a child, women and some men – mostly from Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and reportedly from Bangladesh.


Irish missionary to lecture on conflict transformation methods at Queen’s

Senator George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Belfast university will host Fr Patrick Devine who established the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation in 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.


Pioneering advocate for children with special needs honoured

Irish missionary, Sr Mary Sweeney, established St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired in Sierra Leone and has given education, skills training and life opportunities to children with a disability in a developing country.


Oireachtas honours Mayo missionary

Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD will present the Oireachtas Human Dignity Award to Gena Heraty of Viatores Christi on Thursday 8 December.


Ireland has “a duty to reach out to” refugees with compassion

Fr Shay Cullen describes Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award as “a statement that all life is precious ... and each has invaluable dignity and every one is worth saving”.


Irish agriculture know-how for Africa

If even a fraction of the learning of Irish agriculture reached Africa it would lift many millions of people out of extreme poverty, says Gorta–Self Help Africa


New book launched today on the legacy of Irish missionaries

“The missionary movement is firmly enshrined as a key part of our national heritage,” former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, writes in the Foreword of ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On’.


Irish TV and Radio documentaries focus on Ebola

TV and radio programmes highlight the devastating effects of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak two years on.


Sisters remain in South Sudan

Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa and some Irish Loreto sisters brave hostilities to continue work.


Missionaries helped 2.5 million in 2015

"Missionaries have always had the unique foresight and commitment to target the world’s most difficult challenges" - Heydi Foster, CEO of Misean Cara.


Genocide survivor is Global Citizen of the Year

Tributes to winner Colette Nkunda of Misean Cara for her contribution to development and sustainability.


Documentary on Irish nun’s mission in South Sudan

Sr Orla Treacy IBVM from Bray is principal of the Loreto Secondary School in Rumbek which has grown from 35 students to 183 since it opened in 2008.


Irish volunteers provide lifeline to Haiti’s abandoned

Newstalk radio documentary looks at the plight of children with special needs abandoned because their families don't have the means to take care of them.


Theology should be done at coal face of experience

Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg in South Africa tells CORI AGM that to restate and reaffirm traditional ideals for marriage is the easy part.


President pays tribute to missionaries’ selfless work

Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.


Liberia declared ‘Ebola-free’

Monumental achievement for a country that reported the highest number of deaths in the largest, longest and most complex outbreak of Ebola since it first emerged in 1976.


Ambassador pays tribute to missionaries’ legacy

“In Nigeria, everybody knows Ireland. This is, in no small way, due to the sacrifice and dedication of our missionaries.”


Sierra Leone may be on course for zero Ebola cases

Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary nun warns epidemic is not yet over and there can be no complacency until there are zero cases.


Concern over effect of Ebola closures in Sierra Leone

500,000 people without health care following closure of 150-bed facility run by St John of God in Lunsar.


Marist Mission Ranong thanks Misean Cara

Marist Education and Community Centre provides kindergarten, secondary level education, and child support programmes for Burmese migrant children.


Missionary concerned by statelessness of migrants

More than 50 million stateless people around the world today are prey to exploitation.

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