~ A compassionate heartbeat in the world ~

Stillorgan, Ireland

Beech Park, StillorganOur active retired Sisters have found new ways of ministering since they have retired  from their various ministries. One of the sayings of our foundress, Blessed Marie Therese was ‘do not vegetate’. This is very much taken to heart by the community.

Sr Mary Finbar who returned home from Brazil after forty years of ministering now continues to support the mission by knitting and sending the proceeds to the street childrens project in Brazil. A number of Sisters visit the infirm or lonely in homes or hospital befriending them with a listening ear and bringing spiritual comfort. Sr Mary Eugene is also gifted with green fingers and uses them to care for the plants which enhances the colour and beauty around us. Sr Elizabeth is our sacristan and cares for the altar linen and sets up the altar for all our liturgical celebrations. A small group who are not as physically active meet each day to pray the Rosary for the needs of the world, the Church, our congregation and for those who request prayers or are in need of prayer.

Sister Joyce is in pastoral ministry as a hospital chaplain. Sisters Kathleen and Anne are involved in the day to day running of the Convent which includes staff management and making sure that all runs smoothly and that the needs of individual Sisters are met.

The community supports sisters from India, Pakistan and Cameroon who are studying in Dublin.