CiNews:Notre Dame Sisters celebrate 150th anniversary of foundation

Below is an excerpt from an article in CiNews about the 150th jubilee celebration of the foundation of the Sisters of Notre Dame des Mission.

“The future of Catholic education will be determined by the ability of its leadership to demonstrate the value of truly Catholic schools according to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin.

The Primate made his comments in his homily at the 150th jubilee celebration of the foundation of the Sisters of Notre Dame des Mission on Saturday.  Archbishop Martin also described Catholic education as being about “fostering the God-given talents that are present in each pupil.”

Paying tribute to the foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame des Missions, Dr Martin said something of the original charism and characteristics of Mother Euphrasie Barbier would always remain unique.  It was this, he suggested, which had animated the spirit of Notre Dame schools down the years.

The anniversary Mass at the Church of the Holy Cross, Dundrum, was attended by President Mary McAleese and Senator Martin McAleese, as well as RNDM Sisters, students of Notre Dame des Mission secondary school in Churchtown and family and friends.  It was concelebrated by Bishops Denis Brennan and Colm O’Reilly, along with a number of local priests.”

By Sarah Mac Donald

Photo: John McElroy

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