Monday, August 19, 2013

Cardinal Dolan blesses new convent in St Mary's, Drogheda

FranciscanSisters(1)_banner"They will seek to touch the poverty within, the inner needs of the human heart". 

On Thursday 15 August 2013 at 7.30pm, Cardinal Timothy Dolan presided at Mass, celebrated by Bishop Michael Smith, in St Mary’s Parish, Drogheda to inaugurate the mission of four New York religious sisters who have set up a new convent in Ireland.

Earlier this month, four members of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal left their convent in the Bronx, New York to set up this missionary outreach in the Diocese of Meath.

Bishop Michael Smith had, on a previous occasion, informed Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, that the Sisters of Mercy were leaving St Mary’s Parish in Drogheda, having served there since 1854. Cardinal Dolan, who was educated by Irish Sisters of Mercy in Ballwin, Missouri, requested the new religious community – the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal – to make their home in St Mary’s Parish, Drogheda.

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