On Sunday 15th October our Newcastle community joined the annual “Walk for Peace”
It was an inter-faith event beginning at the Hindu Temple, processing to the Anglican Church of the Venerable Bede, the Central Mosque, the site of the first Jewish Synagogue in Newcastle, and ending at the Sikh Gurdwara.
At each place there were refreshments and a brief talk about the various faiths. The Sikhs are famous for their hospitality and a full meal was laid on.
This year was the biggest procession since it began and we met very interesting people along the walk – our own Bishop Seamus Cunningham, the Anglican woman Bishop, women from the Jewish reformed Synagogue, the Sherriff of Newcastle, some Sikhs who were delighted to know Sr. Jill was born in India, to mention but a few.
Even the humanist society joined in and felt fully accepted and welcomed. It was good that we could all join together with a common mind on the desire for peace in the world.
Mass on the 4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas Day 10am
We are now accepting applications for Short Term Assumption Volunteers in Italy and the UK from January to July for a period of one to six month.
We enter into Advent on Sunday 3rd December. Let us take time to meditate on the mystery of God's reign and resist the temptation of busyness as we make this journey with Mary to Bethlehem...
On the feast of All Saints, Francesca, from our English province, was officially received into the European noviciate, and has begun to wear the purple which characterises Assumption sisters! The three other new novices are Ophélie-Thérèse from France, Victoria from Spain and Mercedes from Guatemala.