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.”read more
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 childread more
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.read more
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.
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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'read more
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.read more
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.read more