"A worshiping community – graciously forgiven and sent out by Jesus Christ to serve, love and witness to the world. The sisters work in the areas of: community outreach, special education, social work, youth development, nurses, and post abortion counseling. In the Spirituality Centre in Angers, we thought it would be interesting to... Sr. Yvonne Clemence Bambara from the Bobo-Dioulasso Community in Burkina Faso, part of the Communities of West Africa, arrived in Ireland in... Sr. Lakshmi with her student class outside the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. “…God looked at everything God had made, and God saw that it was very good.” Genesis 1:31a. [10], Starting around 1938, over time eleven monasteries of Our Lady of Charity in four countries joined the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. Energized by our evolving understanding of God's love, we build partnerships that promote the dignity and human rights of all, especially women and children. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 701 Iowa Avenue, Decorah, IA. The resulting scandal caused a re-evaluation of the Order's work in Ireland. Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd is within the scope of WikiProject Catholicism, an attempt to better organize and improve the quality of information in articles related to the Catholic Church.For more information, visit the project page. Take a moment to notice and absorb the natural beauty around you? [6] Additional convents were founded in El-Biar, Algeria (1843), Cairo, Egypt (1846), Limerick, Ireland (1848), Vienna, Austria (1853), Bangalore, India (1854), San Felipe, Chile (1855), Malta (1858), Leiderdorp, Holland (1860), and Rangoon, Burma (1866). For those with meager resources, who must separate from families, cannot acquire legal documents, … have documents taken from them, …, it can be perilous and traumatic. What about yourself, the creation of your own being? [5], Sister Mary Euphrasia Pelletier was Mother-General of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd for 33 years, and at her death in 1868, she left 2067 professed sisters, 384 novices, 309 Touriere sisters (outdoor sisters who were not cloistered), 962 Sisters Magdalen, caring for 6372 "penitents", and 8483 children. WEBSITE . We are called to spread God’s Word through voice and action, and to open our church and our hearts to the community with a full commitment of our resources. We're part of a bigger church family, the Lutheran Church of Australia. The Good Shepherd International Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to support the programs of the Good Shepherd sisters for vulnerable women, girls and children. Students of Good Shepherd Lutheran College attend chapel there throughout the term. Since its establishment, the church has played a social role in the community. Under her successor, Mother Mary Saint Peter Coudenhove, in twenty-four years, eighty-five houses were founded, and thirteen new provinces established: eleven in Europe, two in Africa, nine in North America, five in South America and one in Oceania. C This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Toowoomba. These institutions were the subject of the two-week Module 12 of the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry into sexual and physical abuse of children—not taking into account young women over the age of 18, the majority of residents[26]—starting on 7 March 2016. Congregation. In 1993, the Woburn-based Cummings Foundation purchased the property and renovated it into the upscale independent and assisted living community, New Horizons. We help to empower women and girls. 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