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Work with young people, and not just for young people

In an interview with UN News – recorded days before the end of his tenure as UN Envoy on Youth – Mr. Alhendawi says, “We cannot really achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or bring peace and prosperity to our world without engaging young people.”

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Posted on February 13, 2017




UL's Sleep Out 2016 - Sleep Out So Others Can Sleep In

6,709 people are homeless in Ireland – these latest figures are the highest ever recorded. These include adults and children with their families.  The number of families becoming homeless has increased by over 40% since last year and one in three of those in emergency accommodation is a child

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Posted on November 17, 2016




A trip back in time - Brosna 2016

Last Nov. 2015, a group of past pupils of Brosna got together in a hotel with some former teachers whom we hadn't seen for some years.  It was a most successful and enjoyable day. As a result, we decided to put a little more effort into contacting former pupils and Sisters.  We decided on an afternoon in Brosna as it held so many memories for us all and also we were interested to see how the renovations were progressing.  We contacted the current owner, Mr. Tom Alexander, to see if it was possible and without hesitation, he facilitated us.

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Posted on October 16, 2016
Tags - Events




Annual Autumn Cosmology Day

Supposing Him to be the Gardener: an Earth-Conscious Reading of the Fourth Gospel is the title of the book written by Dr. Margaret Daly-Denton, on which she based her presentation for our annual autumn cosmology day.

It was an interesting day which left the participants inspired, challenged and enthusiastic about reading the book and above all about how we might approach scripture in a new way.

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Posted on October 01, 2016
Tags - Events




Annual President's Volunteer Award

 The Annual President’s Volunteer Award (PVA) ceremony which took place on Thursday, 22nd September in UL. 270 students were honoured for their voluntary work in the past year, both on and off campus.

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Posted on October 13, 2016




Walking in the footsteps of St. Francis de Sales

We, Srs. Brid and Noelle, recently visited Annecy and all the places associated with this very human and gentle patron of the Salesian family.  Our visit surpassed our expectations in many ways and has left us with precious and inspirational memories.

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Posted on October 11, 2016




Sr. Noelle reports from the IIMA Human Rights Office, Geneva

Last Wednesday, after getting my monthly travel pass and my UN badge, we headed for a packed Palais des Nations where the Human Rights Council of the UN was in assembly.  It meets for just 10 weeks in the year, 3 of which are in September. 

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Posted on September 22, 2016




Canonisation of Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Capping a process that stretched on for almost 20 years, Pope Francis on Sunday formally declared Mother Teresa, the “nun of the gutters” who was a champion for the poor, the dying and the unborn, the newest saint of the Catholic Church.

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Posted on September 04, 2016
Tags - International




Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg meets Pope Francis

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have met Pope Francis at the Vatican.

They discussed 'how to use communication technologies to alleviate poverty'

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Posted on August 29, 2016




Celebrating Blessed Maria Troncatti

On 25th August we celebrate Blessed Maria Troncatti, a Salesian Sister, who trained and worked as a Red Cross nurse in military hospitals in the First World War, and was a missionary in Ecuador for many years.

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Posted on August 25, 2016
Tags - News, Reflections




Happy Birthday, Salesian Sisters!

On 5th August 1872, the first fifteen Salesian Sisters were clothed in their religous garments, and eleven of them (including St Mary Mazzarello) made their first professions. Don Bosco and the Bishop of Acqui were present on this joyful occasion at Mornese, Italy. 

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Posted on August 04, 2016