Sr. Marie Dunne's New Music Ministry Website
On 11th October 2011, the feast of Margaret Aylward, Sister Marie Dunne launched a website for her ministry - a faith ministry rooted in religious and liturgical music ... ...
Annual Mass for Deceased Sisters and Associates
On Sunday afternoon, 13 November 2011, over 300 relatives, friends, past-pupils and sisters came to Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin, for the annual Mass for deceased sisters, associates and prayer associates. This has been a yearly event since the early eighties ... ...
On Sunday afternoon, 13 November 2011, over 300 relatives, friends, past-pupils and sisters came to Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin, for the annual Mass for deceased sisters, associates and prayer associates. This has been a yearly event since the early eighties. Those attending travelled from far and near - some coming for many years to honour the life of a daughter, sister, cousin, grand-aunt or former teacher; other families were here for the first time, having buried their loved one within the past year.
It was a lovely sunny Autumn day and many arrived early to visit the graves of their loved ones and by Mass time the graveyard was adorned with flowers and plants. The Healy family from Grangemockler, Co. Tipperary have been coming for many years now to remember Srs. M. Magdalen and Marie Therese, likewise Sr. M. Sabina's family in the photo above.
The Mass was celebrated by Fr. Harry Gaynor, a long-time friend of Holy Faith, assisted by Fr. Paddy O'Herlihy, a Columban father and brother of our deceased sisters Nora and Evangelista and Fr. Bernard Meade, a Vincentian, whose aunt was Sr. M. Hilarion. Both Fr. Meade and his sister, Marie, have been coming to the Mass since the custom started. Sr. Vivienne Keely, our new general leader, in her welcome address remarked that "we remember and thank our deceased sisters for helping us to refine our identity for the present and giving us hope and courage for the future".
In his homily Fr. Harry focused on the unique giftedness that each deceased sister brought to her Holy Faith ministry and quoted from Jean Vanier: "Talents are given to individuals but they become gifts when used in love for others". As usual, the evening ended with a reception in St. Mary's Hall. This has become a very special time as families and friends reconnect and so the re-union spirit was very vibrant.
May all our loved ones rest in the peace of the Trinity.