Love of God
passion for humanity
urges us on in freedom
to nurture life for all
"To the glory of Jesus & Mary & for the love of Jesus & Mary, let us go and save souls in this large (grande) island. Here is the word to my daughter Sr Agnes.
Jesus said to his apostles when sending them on Mission: 'learn from me that I am gentle and humble of heart'.
Give yourself, my daughter, completely to the practice of these two virtues.
Signed LMBP 1834
Please view our latest news items below:
Our latest community sets up in Townhill, Swansea
The Ursulines of Jesus invited the NBSCCCI to review their safeguarding procedures for the Sisters who worked in Ireland in the past and those currently working in Ireland. We accept all the comments in the report.
We acknowledge and apologise for the damage that has been done to victims of abuse over many years. Everything is now being done to maintain a high level of safeguarding throughout the congregation.
Helping the homeless transform their lives
Each week Sr. Joan, a member of our Stamford Hill community, spends time at the Passage in South West London. She joins other volunteers - young, elderly, retired, from local organisations and many faiths - to help the homeless. Sr. Joan tells us that all the volunteers are dedicated in their outreach to their ‘clients’ who come from all faiths or none and treat them with great respect and dignity. Those who are being cared for are equally respectful and grateful for all they receive; not only food and clothing but also healthcare, problem solving and the opportunity to seek for housing and work. It is not only life giving for the clients but for those who are doing their little bit to help. Sr Joan says it is a joy and a privilege to work at the passage and she receives so much from those she is in contact with. While you might think it would be a sad place it is in fact a place of joy and hope; singing can often be heard as meals are eaten and clients and volunteers socialise together.
If you would like to know more about the Passage their website is www.passage.org.uk
World Youth Day 2008
World Youth Day is an invitation from the Pope to youth of the world to celebrate their faith around a particular theme.
The WYD08 theme, received from Pope Benedict XVI is
'You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses.' Acts 1:8
Our picture shows young people raising funds for their trip by washing parishioners cars on Sunday mornings.
St. Margaret's Convent, Edinburgh
Cardinal Keith Patrick O'Brien was the main concelebrant at a Mass to celebrate 174 years of the life and mission of the Ursulines of Jesus in St. Margaret's Convent in Edinburgh.
In 1834 the Sisters took up residence in the White House in Whitehouse Loan. When St. Margaret's Convent school closed the Sisters moved to the present house on the same campus while the school and convent developed into the present Gillis Centre. When the present convent closes the Ursulines of Jesus will continue in mission in Edinburgh.