British Isles

FROM OUR STORE OF TREASURES - Northern Ireland

Emiko at Charity shopEmiko at Charity shopSometimes we use the word "pearls" for the stories we tell each other of meeting God in our daily experiences. In the course of our lives as Little Sisters we have collected a vast treasure house full of such pre¬cious gems. Here are three from our sisters in northern Ireland: 1-Who Welcomes Whom? I am Emiko, a Little Sister from Japan who has lived in our com¬munity near the town of Downpatrick for over ten years.
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'And God saw that it was good' - Portobello

George Hilda and CecileGeorge Hilda and CecilePortobello - The story of daily kindness among our neighbours.
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Plums Galore!

Plum jam and goodiesPlum jam and goodiesIt is harvest time in our local London Hackney park. Red plums, black plums, yellow plums, round plums, long oval plums, big plums, little plums, forming carpets of delicious fruit under the trees and inviting all passers-by to gather from their abundance. It is a mystery why so many varieties of wild plums could grow in this one particular spot! This abundance and variety so freely offered to all is an image of our neighbourhood. We come from every continent and culture. We love variety and there is always more to discover and enjoy
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Catharine :Thirty years on the 13th floor.

View from our tower block flatView from our tower block flat
Bernadette Kehoe who works for the Congregation for Religious pays a visit to Gospel night at the Little sisters in their Tower block.
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The Ministry of Presence


Sister Judith from the Anglican Community of the Sisters of the Love of God spends nearly two years with the Little sisters in Northern Ireland in Bishopscourt, a former RAF base sharing their life of prayer and friendship.
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Welcome to Princes Risborough

Katrina and her dadKatrina and her dadHaving lived most of my life as a Little Sister in big cities, Birmingham, London, Hamburg, Berlin, with 2 periods in smaller places, Walsingham and Graefentonna (Germany), life has led me back to a small town lying at the foot of the Chilterns in the heart of England. Yes, this is where God wants me to be at this moment.
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The Eve of Pentecost at Stormont 2016

StormontStormontOn Saturday, the Eve of Pentecost, the week before the new assembly was elected we were invited to join the Clonard-Fitzroy Fellowship, for a special time of prayer in Stormont the legislative body responsible for Northern Ireland in a Spirit of thanksgiving for the journey to peace.
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On the 13th floor, Cup of tea spirituality

Neighbourhood groupNeighbourhood group'Nearly every Friday a group of friends and neighbours, from different Church backgrounds or none, meet in our flat on the 13th floor of our Council block in Hackney, East London, to share the Gospel and support each other in the ups and downs of life.  read more »

Building bridges in Glebe House, Northern Ireland

Emiko leaving home in bishopscourtEmiko leaving home in bishopscourtEmiko shares a few insights from Glebe house in Northern Ireland, an ecumenical guest house where she gives a hand.
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