COMMUNITIES IN IRELAND
Religious Sisters of Charity (R.S.C.), Ireland The Religious Sisters of Charity were founded in
Dublin in 1815 by Mary Aikenhead, a woman of great
faith whose dream was to give to people who were
poor the things people with money could buy. Today,
we continue to live out her dream in Ireland, England, Scotland, Nigeria, Zambia, Malawi, California,
and Australia. Strengthened by vowed consecration,
nurtured by prayer and the Eucharist, sustained by
community living, we bring God’s love and compassion to those who are most in need. We take four vows:
chastity, poverty, obedience, and service to the poor—
a vow that is specific to our congregation. Our motto
Caritas Christi Urget Nos (“The Love of Christ urges
us on”) is taken from the second letter of Saint Paul
to the Corinthians. To learn more about us, contact:
Sr. Rita Wynne, R.S.C.; email@example.com. Our
Lady’s Mount, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6; R eligious-
SistersOfCharity.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com.
COMMUNITIES IN IRELAND
Sisters of Bon Secours, Ireland The Sisters of
Bon Secours came from Paris to Dublin in 1961.
The sisters established their first hospital in Cork
in 1915. Later other hospitals were opened in
Tralee, Glasnevin, and Galway, and a long term care
facility in Cork. Bon Secours Health System was
formed in 1993 to continue the mission of Good
Help by providing quality care with our traditional
values. Today, the Sisters of Bon Secours in Ireland
minister in the Dioceses of Cork and Ross, Cloyne,
Kerry, Galway, Kildare/Leighlin, Down/Connor,
and the Archdiocese of Dublin. Ministries include:
healthcare, pastoral services, addiction counseling, adult literacy, parish sisters, evangelization,
and home visitation. If you can picture yourself
as a sister to all, accompanying the poor and oppressed, the sick and the dying, healing injustices,
bringing a message of hope and wholeness, and
revealing to people a God who loves them, then
explore a vocation with us. Contact: Anne Marie
www.bonsecours.org. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Sisters of Marie Reparatrice, Ireland The Sisters
of Marie Reparatrice are an international community
of vowed women religious serving in 23 countries.
We are called to live and reveal the tenderness of
God’s love for the world, in a spirit of reparation
with Mary. Eucharistic Adoration is a particular
form of our prayer. Our apostolic ministries vary
according to the context in which we live, such
as pastoral ministry, catechesis, chaplaincy and
retreat ministry. Like Mary of Nazareth and Emilie
d’Oultremont d’Hooghvorst, our foundress, in a
world full of challenges, we sisters desire to live and
to generate life fully everywhere and always, with a
spirit of hope and courage, seeking healing, justice,
peace, and the integrity of creation. Contact: Sr. Julie
Buckley, Marie Reparatrice Sisters, 29, Brackenstown
Village, Swords, Co. Dublin; julierbuckley@eircom.
net; w ww.smr.org. More at VocationsIreland.com.
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Sisters of Mercy (R.S.M.), Ireland The Sisters
of Mercy were founded in Dublin, Ireland, by
Catherine McAuley in 1831. Our founding call is to
bring God’s compassionate love to the world and this
continues to be our ongoing call wherever we are
today. Our mercy mission is rooted in our relationship with God and this is nurtured through our lives
of prayer and contemplation. We love and work in
many countries worldwide in areas of great poverty
and need. We are very conscious and attentive to
the care of planet earth. We work in collaboration
with our Mercy Associates and lay colleagues in our
endeavors to reach out to those in need. Our life in
community is constant support as we continue to
live an authentic Mercy way of Life. If you would
like further information about the Sisters of Mercy,
please visit our website. Contact: Sr. Martina Sheridan, R.S.M.; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.
s istersofmercy.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com.
today’s world, revealing God’s tenderness and
love. Personal and community prayer nourishes
our hope and helps us to be contemplatives in
action. Community life is very important. From
it we derive joy and strength for our apostolic
activities. Our forms of presence and service
are varied. Our range of activities worldwide
are: teaching; nursing; parish ministry; counseling; guided prayer; spiritual direction; social
work; ecumenism; chaplaincy; work in schools,
hospitals, prisons, nursing homes; pastoral
work with the elderly, homeless people, gyp-sies, and women in need. In Ireland we have
a small community in Tullamore. Our main
ministry is prayer. The House of Formation for
Ireland and England is in London. Contact: Sr.
Mary Fahy, 61 Carowmore Meadows, Knock,
Co. Mayo; email@example.com; holyfami-
lysisters.org.uk. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Sisters of Nazareth (P.S.N.), Ireland As Catholic religious women, our first desire is to seek and
become one with God. Our mission statement: We,
the Sisters of Nazareth, aim to share the love of God
through our ministries of care and education and our
openness to respond to the needs of the times, enables
us to live out our consecration through ministries
and services worldwide and help us present the
love of Christ to all. We live in Nazareth Houses,
where, for more than 150 years, inspired by our
Foundress, Victoire Larmenier, the Sisters of Nazareth have been supporting and caring for those in
need at all stages of life. We do this by living our
core values of love, compassion, patience, respect,
justice, and hospitality. These values are shared
by all who work in our Nazareth Houses, making them places of peace. Contact: Sr. Antoinette
Farrell, P.S.N.; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.sister-
s ofnazareth.com. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny (S.J.C.), Ireland Cluny Sisters have a MISSIONARY CALL and
are thus in mission around the world....standing in
solidarity with the ‘other’ wherever there is a little
good to be done. We seek: • To know and do the
Holy Will of God through discernment and total
availability. • To sow seeds of hope and compassion reaping a harvest of liberation and justice.
• To be a sign for our world through community
life....a place of personal growth, spiritual support, conversion and pardon, discernment, shared
mission and caring. • To be grounded in prayer
and contemplatives in action....celebrating and
nurturing our relationship with God in many
different ways. Contact: Sr. Peggy McLoughlin,
S.J.C., Cluny House 1, Beechwood Park, Rath-mines, Dublin 6, peggy_mcloughlin@hotmail.
com; www.sjc.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Sisters of the Holy Family of St. Emilie We
are an international congregation, founded at
Villefranche-de-Rouergue by St. Emilie de Ro-dat. Our aim is to imitate Jesus of Nazareth in
Society of the Sacred Heart (R.S.C.J), Ireland The Society of the Sacred Heart was founded
in France by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat in 1800.
Today over 2,000 Religious of the Sacred Heart
(RSCJ) serve in 41 different countries around the
world. We participate in the living mission of the
Church through the service of education. Caught
up as we are in the desires of His Heart, we want
people to grow in dignity, as human beings and as
children of God. Our starting point is the Gospel
with all that it demands from us of love, forgiveness, justice, and solidarity with those who are
poor and rejected by the world. Wherever we are
sent, whatever our work may be, our lives will be
inspired by the love of the Heart of Jesus and the
desire of making Him known. Contact: Sr. Carmel Flynn, R.S.C.J. email@example.com; www.
r scjinternational.org. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Ursuline Sisters (O.S.U.), Ireland We are
women of all ages who have responded to a personal
invitation from Christ to dedicate our lives to Him
as Ursuline Sisters. We continue to live the vision
of Angela Merici, an innovative woman who in
1535 saw a new way for women to consecrate their
lives to God while continuing to live in the heart of
family and society. Our primary mission is to realize
God’s love for us, to offer our love in return, and
to share that love with all whom we encounter. We
have ministries in the areas of education; health
care; pastoral work in parishes and dioceses; prayer,
retreat, spiritual direction and counselling; work
with marginalized people – the poor, prisoners,
the homeless, and immigrants. The constant mission underpinning all our ministries is to share the
good news of Jesus Christ with all people. Contact:
Sr. Karen Kent, O.S.U.; firstname.lastname@example.org;
www.ursulines.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com.