COMMUNITIES IN IRELAND
and thanksgiving to God, helped by the inspiration of
St. Clare. If you believe God is calling you to the life of a
Poor Clare, we encourage you to begin praying regularly,
attending Sunday Mass, receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation, and striving sincerely to live a good Christian
life. An aptitude to live in community and a love of such
Franciscan qualities as simplicity, poverty, and joy are
essential. A sense of humor is a great asset too! Contact:
Sr. Francis Walsh, P.C.C., College Road, Cork, Ireland;
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; www.poor-
clares.com/home-cork. More at VocationsIreland.com.
COMMUNITIES IN IRELAND
Poor Servants of the Mother of God (S.M.G.)
We are an international congregation of Catholic Sisters
founded in 1872 by Frances Taylor. We continue her vision of being Christ-bearers—in honor of Mary, Mother
of God—through our work in a wide range of ministries
and services. Our foundress Frances Taylor served with
Florence Nightingale in the Crimea before forming the
Congregation. Mother Magdalen, as she became known,
was captivated by the wonder of the Incarnation, that
God should share the joy and pain of being human.
She believed that this challenged each of us to respect
every human person and to reach out to the most
vulnerable as servants to enable them to be happy and
fulfilled. The Poor Servants of the Mother of God provide
services in the fields of social care, healthcare, education, pastoral care, spiritual development, chaplaincy,
and catechetics, as well as collaborative projects with
other providers. Sr. Mary Fahy, S.M.G.; i nfo2@psmgs.
org; poorservants.org.uk. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Religious Sisters of Charity (R.S.C.) 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.; ritawynnersc@eircom.
net. Our Lady’s Mount, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6; Reli-
giousSistersOfCharity.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Sisters of Bon Secours (C.B.S.) 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:
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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
Whelan, C.B.S.); a email@example.com.
ie; www.bonsecours.org. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Sisters of Marie Reparatrice 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; www.smr.org. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny (S.J.C.) 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, Rathmines, Dublin 6, peggy_mcloughlin@
hotmail.com; www.sjc.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Sisters of Mercy (R.S.M.) 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, www.sistersofmercy.ie.
Or contact Sr. Martina Sheridan, R.S.M.; email: westprov-
firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 Rodat. Our aim is to
imitate Jesus of Nazareth in 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, gypsies, 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; holy-
f amilysisters.org.uk. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Sisters of Nazareth (CS.N.) 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, C.S. N.; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.
sistersofnazareth.com. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Society of the Sacred Heart (R.S.C.J) 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.
rscjinternational.org. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Ursuline Sisters (O.S.U.) 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