Sunday, 11 August 2013

Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal come to Ireland

The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal will open a new convent in Drogheda, Co. Louth this month.

Four members of the congregation are currently making final preparations to reside at their new home next to St Mary’s church in St James Street.
The Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal today have four communities, three in the United States in addition to a convent in Leeds in England. The congregation was established 25 years ago by Fr Andrew Apostoli in the Bronx area in New York. The community strives to live according to the ideals of St Francis as handed on by the Capuchins. The sisters work to evangelise and with the homeless and the poor.

In a statement to The Irish Catholic this week on the new departure for the CFR, the congregation’s Mother Superior expressed her joy at its arrival in Ireland.

“We are thrilled for the opportunity for the community to come to Ireland and we can’t wait to get there.”

The CFR sisters will attend a special Mass of welcome in Drogheda on August 15.

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