Spiritual Advisor

 

F'ailte to the Ladies of the Ancient Order of Hibernians

 
Beginnings and endings are linked by the gentle thread of God’s love
and kindness.
As we launch our webpage let us recall who we are,
where we came from and where we are going.
 
“The immigrant’s heart marches to the beat of two quite
different drums, one from the old homeland and the
other from the new.
The immigrant has to bridge these two worlds, living
comfortably in the new and bringing the best of his or
her ancient identity and heritage to bear on life in
an adopted homeland.”
                                                    President Mary McAleese
 
Many of our ancestors came here during very dark times in Ireland.
Through grit and grind they took every opportunity for work and
didn’t count the cost.
Amazingly, they did not become absorbed by their darkness,
but instead welcomed the dignified presence of joy. Every day there
is joy waiting for us, hidden at the heart of the significant
things that happen to us and also in the secret things that only
we can see. We should all have prayer and laughter and joy and
humor wrapped in our days.
We are proud of our accomplishments over the years and the
United States is blessed by all our contributions.
As we read stories and articles on this webpage let us always
remember the women who made the trail ahead of us and listen
for their laughter and see their footprints embedded in the earth.
 
And so…
May I live every day
Compassionate of heart,
Gentle of word,
Gracious in awareness
Courageous in thought,
Generous in love.
                        Amen
 
Sister Eymard Flood, OSC
Chaplain

Updates from India:  October 13, 2010

Welcome Back Sr. Eymard.

 

 

 

Here are 4 pictures of the presentation of the sewing machines in
Kankipadu, India. Sunday, September 19 we arrived at this mission very late
and were greeted by an enthusiastic crowd. Fireworks, flower petals,
leis, singing and dancing continued for some time. The sewing machines
were lined up on tables and the girls ranging in age from 16-30 years came out
to receive them. Everyone was very emotional. They couldn’t believe they had
their very own sewing machine. They felt very rich and sooooo grateful. Singing continued until I was introduced. Of course I thanked everyone who had
contributed to this project and LAOH was on the top of the list.
Small miracles surrounded this project and I told the ladies I want to go
back in a few years to see how they have
bettered  their life because of these machines.
Thank you all so much for your contributions.
In our motto of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity
Sister Eymard Flood, OSC