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Safeguarding Children
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A death in the family
We are very sad to bring you the news that Fr Martin Dwan died on 18th April. He was ordained in 1958. He ministered in Nigeria, USA, Grenada, Scotland and Ireland.
May he rest in peace.
A death in the family
We are very sad to bring you the news that Fr Tim (TT) Vaughan died this evening (Friday 21st March) here in the Care Unit at Kiltegan.
He was ordained in 1959.
May he rest in peace.
Fr Tim (TT) Vaughan
Ordinations 2014
We are delighted to bring you news of two priestly ordination this year. Kufre-Abasi Thomas Afangide will be ordained on 1st March in his native Nigeria. His classmate Raphael Sankhulani Mwenda will be ordained later in the year.
Kufre-Abasi is pictured here on the day of his ordination as a Deacon last August. The ceremony was performed by Bishop Maurice Crowley SPS of Kitale Diocese in Kenya.
Pictures of the ordination will appear here as they become avaialable.
Towards Healing
Towards Healing is an organisation which provides telephone counselling as well as a counselling and psychotherapy referral service for people who have suffered physical, emotional or sexual abuse when they were children, by persons working for the Catholic Church in Ireland.

Freephone 1800 303 416 from anywhere in Ireland
Freephone 0800 096 3315 from Nothern Ireland and the UK
Fullness of Life
You can read a brief account of the life of recently deceased members of the Society here.
Habemus Papam
We are delighted to welcome the Holy Father, our new Pope Francis. Join us in praying for him as he takes up his new role in God's service.
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Renewable Energy
Conscious of the growing awareness that care for the earth is an essential part of any involvement in work for justice and peace, at our headquarters, in Kiltegan in Co Wicklow, St Patrick's Missionary Society has installed a wind turbine, which should supply all our needs for electricity on the compound. After a number of hurdles to be cleard along the way it began generating for the first time on Friday 4th January, to much excitement amongst the community. We look forward to an especially green new year.

For those who know the compound, the camera pans around and shows a view of the bell tower of the College.
Justice and Peace
You can read something of the work of one of our priests, Fr Kevin O'Hara, who has worked for many years in Nigeria in ministry for Justice and Peace. He works with the Shareholders Alliance for Corporate Accountability which is concerned with the wellbeing of those affected by the work of multinational oil corporations.
See the SACA website.
Justice Peace and the Integrity of Creation
Read a new article on the devastating effect on millions of people worldwide of the global arms trade and warfare here.
Happy 80th Birthday
St Patrick's Day 2012 marked the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Society in 1932.
Read here how we celebrated that event.
Read about the early days of the Society here.
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