On the 5th June Sisters Mercy from the Philippines and Trinh from Vietnam will graduate from their year’s programme at Loreto House in Dublin.
They participated in the Religious Formation Ministry Programme, a one year course offered by the Irish Missionary Union. The Programme addresses the task of preparing women and men in a cross cultural setting for the ministry of leadership and initial /life-long formation in Religious Life, Church and society in the 21 century. Many Religious also choose the programme for renewal and discernment during a time of transition. It offers unique opportunities for human development and personal transformation and enables them to engage with current realities in church and world with greater skill, confidence and self- awareness. The international diversity of the group adds a unique and enriching dimension to the programme which is joyfully celebrated in liturgy, art, music, dance and other cultural activities.
Mercy and Trinh have expressed their appreciation that this opportunity has afforded them. The Sisters in Churchtown community will miss them as they have contributed so generously to the life of the community. Of course the feeling is mutual. We wish them a great sense of living life to the full having been given a deeper understanding of themselves. They felt affirmed by the challenges and experiences of the last year. May the road rise to meet them and may their pathways be strewn with blessings!