On Thursday 12th September, Fr. Eamon Devlin CM, Provincial of the Vincentian Fathers installed Fr. Paul Roche CM as the new Director for the Daughters of Charity in the Province of Great Britain.
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Dublin Region organised a concert in the National Concert Hall on Sunday 9th September to celebrate the Bi-centenary of their founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam.
The week before the 'Sending on Mission' was a quiet reflective week for us looking back over and evaluating our time in the Seminary. It included two days of Retreat which were directed by Sr. Susan Viney. All this was a very enriching and good beginning for our new transition.
This was the title given to a day or reflection led by Fr. Jim Cogley for the Daughters of Charity in their Provincial House in Blackrock on Saturday 13th October.
A week long Session on Catechetics.
This programme was given mainly by Fr. Joseph an Indian Salesian who was head of the Catechetical Centre in Tanzania for 12 years and was Provincial here in Nairobi for 9 years. He is now in charge of the Salesian Students. His presentations were informing and inspiring for the sisters. We also had a daylong session given by a Kenyan Sister on the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Both presenters used a lot of the Montessori method, which is very helpful and a very practical method for teaching children. We also had one input from Reverend Rail an Anglican Minister who has experiencing of using the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd at Parish level. The Seminary Sisters also participated in this week’s programme. It was good for all the young sisters and seminary sisters to be together in order to build bonds of friendship together.