Month: January 2021

1 February – Feast Day of St Brigid We celebrate the Feast Day of St Brigid on 1 February, which also marks the beginning of Spring. St Brigid was born in 450AD in Faughart, Co Louth, Ireland. She lived during the time of St Patrick and was inspired by his preachings and became a Christian. […]
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Nano of Watts This portrait of Nano of Watts was painted by Erandi Raygoza, a 19 year old, first generation college student in our neighbourhood. It was a Christmas gift to us on Christmas Eve, our Congregational foundation day. It felt like a personal visit from Nano to us with words of courage and hope. Erandi presented […]
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Nano Nagle Birthplace is offering two new programs: Pondering on life, based on Jan Richardson’s writings on Sanctuary, invites us to imagine what Sanctuary might mean for us. Generally, it implies a time to rest, to ponder and to dream as we contemplate where we are in the unfolding path of our lives during this pandemic, and how […]
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We are in the eighth month of lockdown at Colachel (South India) and have begun our mission again towards Maternal and Child Care. As a community, we addressed various needs of the people through Sustainable Development Goal number 3: Good Health and Well-Being. Recognizing the interdependence of health and development, we provide an ambitious, comprehensive plan of […]
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Did anyone ever imagine at the beginning of 2020 A virus will turn the world upside down An invisible enemy would invade nations without weapons Destroy systems that intelligent humans built over centuries. Did anyone ever imagine at the beginning of 2020 The Wuhan virus would travel across seven seas Reach the shores of every […]
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A meaningful life is not being rich, being popular, being highly educated or being perfect. It’s about being real, being humble, being able to share ourselves and touch the lives of others in a selfless manner. This is very much true of our Founder, Venerable Nano Nagle; whose exemplary life is an inspiration for all […]
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You take from us the mounds of darkness we bury inside of us and make from them a night of stars where we can see your Son.  (Presentation Day Novena 2020)   These words sum up the journey of sixty years that I recently celebrated in Nagoa, my home village. My two community companions, Sisters […]
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‘FINDING NANO – The Life and Legacy of Nano Nagle’, produced by Ruth Hayes. Ruth is a producer and director of audio documentary and drama as well as a performer. Her previous radio productions include ‘In Your Faith’, the story of faith in today’s young people in Ireland; ‘OC and ME’ the stories of women […]
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