Monthly Archives: March 2016


“When you get lost in a really strange place, nothing is more comforting than finding a  friend [or friends] whom you trust and who can show the way.”                                    [Toba Beta]   The sisters had finally reached dry land.  As they took their first faltering steps, it seemed that the whole Island of England was heaving and dipping, knocking them ...

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Memories of Leyland: St Catherine’s, Secondary – “Oaklands”


On Friday, February 5: 2016, 11 RNDMs gathered to celebrate our 68 years of presence and ministry, and pending closure in Leyland, Nr Preston, Lancashire. Gathering in St Mary’s Church, Leyland was like coming to an end of a journey. As a former pupil of St Catherine’s Secondary School, Oaklands, we used to walk to St Mary’s for various events, ...

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Louise Zanré da Silva

It was with shock that we learnt of the sudden death of Louise Zanré last month. Louise had just retired from her post as UK National Director of JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service), Wapping London, to take on a lighter job of avocation for Refugees, which was her life-long passion. Louise who had experienced sadness in her own personal life was ...

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“The more you go with the flow of life and surrender the outcome to God, the less you seek constant clarity and the more you will find that fabulous things start to show up in your life.”                                                                          [Mandy Hale – The single Woman] 1848 had been a year of political upheaval in France but in the peaceful countryside of ...

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