Our Lady's Abingdon Celebrate 150 Years
Our Lady’s Abingdon celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, and part of the celebrations included a reunion picnic for past pupils and staff on Saturday 19th June. Between 350 and 500 people attended the event – it became impossible to keep count – many travelling very long distances to get here, including the USA and New Zealand!
Messages to Mrs L. Renwick Head Senior School
Editor: Our Lady's Abingdon is this week's featured website
The Ruby Jubilee Celebrations of the Mercy Sisters in Nigeria began on Sunday night 9th May with the Sisters welcoming Ambassador Kyle O'Sullivan on the tarmac of Yola airport surrounded by six armed policemen, Secret Service Officers, and the protocol personnel from the Governor’s office! During Mass the following day, the Ambassador addressed the Congregation briefly, bringing the greetings and congratulations of the Irish people to the Mercy Sisters in Nigeria and giving high praise to Irish missionaries who have given their country a great reputation for peace making and development.
Messages to Goretti Kelleher rsm
Where Sister of Mercy Minister: Mexico (21)
The Sisters of Mercy have ministered in Mexico since 1980. Initially, Ruth Marie Hotz rsm and Lucina Kozeny rsm worked with economically poor families in Rosarito, Baja California Norte, in providing food, clothing, and household items. They have returned to Nebraska (USA) for health reasons, and Clare Manhart rsm has continued this ministry of Project Love, Hope, Trust. A major part of this ministry is to provide for the education of kindergarten through preparatory school students through fundraising for tuition, uniforms, and school supplies. In addition, classes in computers, sewing, crafts, cooking, English, religion, and scripture are offered.
Messages to Mary Kay Dobrovolny rsm - Assistant Director Heritage & Spirituality