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  • 8th Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    8 December 2017
    Today we celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception, this day is a day of great joy for us all. In the first chapter of Luke, the Angel Gabriel honours Mary with the greeting, “Hail, full of grace”. Elizabeth then prophesies “blessed are you among women.” John, at the sound of Mary’s voice, leaps for joy in his mother’s womb. more ...
  • 7th Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    7 December 2017
    A special time when we remember and reflect on how the chosen race of Israel was waiting for the coming of their Messiah, who would come to rescue them from their bondage especially from those that had enslaved them…. orso they thought. They eagerly awaited Him who would come to make everything right again… more ...
  • 6th Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    6 December 2017
    Jesus message and life was to save the world. The call for us is therefore to do likewise – to do to the World a world of good. We need to believe that each one of us can make a difference in the communities where we live, in our apostolates , in our congregation and in our Church. We can answer that call in many ways, and one way more ...
  • 5th Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    5 December 2017
    During Christmas Season people are busy preparing themselves for the coming of the Lord including Christmas celebrations like parties, food, places to go, and more. But, what is really the essence of Christmas? Isn’t about giving, loving and sharing? Yes, indeed! But it is also, on humbling ourselves in everything that we do. As St. Augustine says: more ...
  • 4th Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    4 December 2017
    Stillness! Waiting! These two words invite us to look at life with different lenses. Today’s society is fast, noisy and busy. At every one ‘ear is a cell phone or a music iPod. It is technology that captures our attention, not the person in need. more ...
  • 3rd Dec 2017 Advent Reflection
    3 December 2017
    Advent is a time of waiting, not passively, but with eager longing for God to reveal Himself to us. Just as the Father set out to meet his Prodigal Son when he was still a long way off, so each Advent we take the opportunity to set out again to meet the God who is always coming towards us, longing to meet us wherever we are on our life’s journey. more ...
  • Mother Winefride Tyrrell Award 2017
    26 November 2017
    On Monday 20th November 2017, a large community including our sisters here in Chigwell, Sisters from local houses and Sacred Heart Companions from Chigwell, Harlow, Loughton, Homerton and Lewisham gathered together in Chigwell Chapel to join in a Special Thanksgiving Mass celebrated by Fr. Austin McCormack OFM.  The occasion - to celebrate with Sr. Kathleen Buckley on receiving the Mother Winefride Award 2017. more ...
  • World Day of the Poor - 19th November 2017
    11 November 2017
    The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has declared 19th November this year as the first World Day of the Poor. In his apostolic letter to close the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church set aside one day each year when communities can “reflect on how poverty is at the very heart of the Gospel.” more ...
  • Feast of St. Augustine 2017
    28 August 2017
    Augustine was born in Thagaste, in eastern Algeria in 352. He was a searcher always asking questions about life and the meaning of life. more ...
  • Congratulations to the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
    14 August 2017
    Our Austrian sisters of the Victor Braun Federation, the Servants of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus, held their General Chapter from July 29th to August 12th 2017 in Vienna. The theme of the Chapter was "Go with us and enlighten us, For you are our God." more ...
  • Zambia - 125 years of God’s Love and Mercy, 1891 – 2016
    8 August 2017
    Zambia concluded a year of celebration marking 125 years since the Church was established in the country. The two-day closing event took place at the Lusaka Show Grounds main arena on 14th to 15th July 2017 more ...
  • Feast of the Sacred Heart 2017
    23 June 2017
    I have always loved the title of Sr. Rosemary’s book on the history of the Congregation: ‘A Heart for Others’  It certainly sums up the life of Fr. Braun    more ...
  • Feast of the Sacred Heart - Novices - 2017
    23 June 2017
    Reflecting on the Sacred Heart of Jesus  more ...
  • Bauleni - Freak storm of November 2015
    20 June 2017
    Following the freak storm at Bauleni, Lusaka, there was extensive damage.  It has been a very challenging period, but with the help of so many we have pulled through and for this we are eternally grateful.    more ...

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