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Here in Hackney, we live in a Council flat on the 13th floor of a Tower Block. The East-End of London has traditionally been the first port of call for people coming from every country and the meeting of cultures is a wonderful challenge to build Community.
Our parish, St Monica'a Hoxton is a lively place where we pray and celebrate together from many different countries.
We have an open house for local friends and friends from far and wide. Some come to pray and have a sharing on the Gospel, others for a chatt and a meal.
We are five for the moment:
Little sister Patricia:
Since she left her job at St Joseph's hospice she has been giving time to work alongside the Simon Community, meeting and making friends with people who are homeless. Back at home she is often called on to help student Little Sisters from different continents to learn English. Wonok from Korea, had spent 25 years in Morocco and was preparing to live among refugees in North Africa, many of whom who are from Central Africa and so speak English.
Ngozi from Nigeria is also with us for a year following a formation course in Margate.
Little sister Claire, through various voluntary jobs is in touch with the pain that comes through lack of acceptance and of being integrated into a loving community.
Little Sister Catharine, after 12 years as a Home Carer in the area puts energy into building up community, giving time to neighbours, local friends and groups and having a special concern to pray and share with young people who are searching.
Little sister Canh who was born in Vietmam but lived many years in both France and Italy is now part of the Hackney community. We are so happy to make more friends among the Vietnamese community. Canh has found a job at St Anne's home in Stoke Newington as a receptionist.
Little sister Kasia is from Poland and has worked in the Circus and on the Fairground in different countries in Europe as well as working in the pottery workshop of the Little sisters in Czestochowa making crib sets. She is now finding her feet in London and learning english.
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