COMMUNITIES IN IRELAND
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Medical Missionaries of Mary (M.M.M.) We
are an international congregation of women religious, founded by Mother Mary Martin in Nigeria,
in 1937. Desiring to share Christ’s healing love, we
bring health services to people of different cultures
where human needs are great. MMMs are serving
in 14 countries around the world, including our
newest mission in the Republic of South Sudan.
Sisters are trained in a variety of health-related
professions. With Mary as our model, our special
concern is the care of mother and child and the fostering of family life. In a world deeply and violently
divided, we are women on fire with the healing
love of God. Engaging our own pain and vulnerability, we go to peoples of different cultures, where
human needs are greatest. Our belief in the interrelatedness of God’s creation urges us to embrace
holistic healing and to work for reconciliation,
justice and peace. Contact: Sr. Rita Kelly, M.M. M.;
email@example.com; www.mmmworld-wide.org. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Missionary Sisters of our Lady of Apostles
(O.L.A.) We are contemplatives in action:
finding God in all things and all things in God.
We joyfully consecrate our lives to God for
the proclamation of the Gospel. We work in
19 countries across three continents and take
part directly in the mission of the Church by
working for the construction of a new world
according to God’s plan, particularly in Africa.
Our ministries include education, health,
development, inter-religious dialogue, and
pastoral care. Promoting women, children,
and the marginalized is a priority in all we
do. In solidarity with like-minded people,
we engage in nonviolent action for justice,
peace, and the integrity of creation. We invite
young women who feel that God may be calling them to be a missionary sister to have
the courage and faith to answer that call and
become an O.L.A. Contact: Sr. Mary Crowley, O.L.A.; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.
olaireland.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com
Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy
Spirit (S.Sp.S.) We find our prayer time with
Jesus a sustaining source of joy and strength.
We live in international communities and are
ready to serve anywhere in the world. We see
all missionary activity as the work of the Holy
Spirit and place ourselves under his guidance.
We believe that “Missionaries are ambassadors
of divine love. They are to reveal the great deeds
of God and establish the kingdom of divine
love”, St. Arnold Janssen (Founder). We try
to adapt to the culture of the people among
whom we live. We are 3, 100 sisters working
in 50 countries around the world. Contact: Sr.
Carmen Lee S.Sp.S., 143 Philipsburgh Avenue,
Fairview, Dublin 3; email@example.com;
www.sspsei.org. More at VocationsIreland.com.
Poor Clares (P.C.C.), Carlow We observe the
Holy Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by living in
obedience, without anything of one’s own, in chas-
tity and enclosure. The holiness of our foundress
St. Clare was so manifest that when giving sworn
evidence in the process of her canonisation only
two years after her death in 1253, the sisters stated
that it would be impossible to recount her virtues
fully. The Pope himself honoured her by coming
to her death bed in Assisi. Clare thought of her
sisters as ”co-workers with God and a support
for the frail and failing members of His Glori-
ous Body.” This is our vocation as Poor Clares,
and we rejoice in it. Prayer carries into every
moment of our lives. It is like the golden thread
running through the design of an exquisite piece
of embroidery; it unifies the whole to create a
work of art called contemplative life. Contact: Sr.
Rosario, P.C.C.; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.
poorclarescarlow.ie. More at VocationsIreland.com
Presentation Sisters (I.B.V.M.), North
East We Three hundred years ago, our foundress, Nano Nagle was born in Ireland. Her
global vision and creative endeavours have led
to her legacy inspiring compassionate Gospel
services around the globe today. We are a community of women whose lives are rooted in
stillness and contemplation that enables us to
develop caring and meaningful relationships
in education, community outreach, innovative
justice interventions, and international missionary service. We are committed to living
sustainably and to promoting justice, peace,
and nonviolence in all settings where we form
community. Inspired by the Presentation of
Mary in the Temple, we seek to be heart-centered
women, developing caring and meaningful relationships especially with those who are poor,
marginalised or voiceless. We invite women,
single or single-again, ages 25-50, who desire
to experience a dynamic, global community
to contact Sr. Bernadette Flanagan, P.B.V.M.,
Acorn Centre, Warrenmount, Blackpitts, Dublin
8; email@example.com; www.presenta-tionsistersne.ie. 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.; firstname.lastname@example.org. Our Lady’s
Mount, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6; ReligiousSis-tersOfCharity.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: health-
care, 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 voca-
tion with us. Contact: Anne Marie Whelan, C.B.S.;
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 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: email@example.com; 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