City dwellers

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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Update from Morocco

CasablancaCasablancaHere are a few echoes from Casablanca, Rabat and Fez.
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I'll see you tomorrow - News from Emily working in a grocery store

Emily made her first vows on May 8 this year. She had most recently been working at a local grocery store, and she shares experience.
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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 »

Bread, Liberty and Human Dignity, in Cairo -January 2011

I write you these lines while we, the Egyptian people, are going through difficult times. I write to you, with my heart bleeding for this beautiful country: these things needed to happen to waken the country from its slumber.  read more »

Retired from work, but life is very full

Detroit has been known for decades as the capital and centre of the automobile industry.
The fraternity here dates from 1963. The first brothers moved into one of the black neighbourhoods which was, in 1967, at the centre of bloody and destructive riots by the black population. Today the fraternity is in a neighbourhood with a mainly Hispanic and Spanish-speaking population.  read more »

A glimpse of my life in Setubal

Setubal is in Portugal on the Atlantic coast south of Lisbon. It was in 1967 that two student brothers, Henrique and Domingo, arrived there. Thanks to the parish priest, they went to a slum area on the side of the hill that overlooks the town. Bonds of friendship were created, and in 1974, when the people of the area organised themselves to build proper homes after the fall of the dictatorship, the fraternity was integrated into it. About 300 families live there now. And that is where Luis and Henrique live; Luis works at the Higher Polytechnic Institute.  read more »