You can listen to the podcast of this week's programme HERE.
Sr. Teresia Byrne
This week Sr. Teresia Byrne, Good Shepherd Sister, shares her story with us and brings us on a journey from Carlow to Egypt followed by Sudan for a total of 50 years and now Roxboro in Limerick. From a family with very strong faith Sr. Teresia wanted to work on the missions from an early age. After hearing a talk on the Passion of Jesus while a teenager she made up her mind to devote her life to God and joined the Good Shepherd order and got her first taste of working abroad in 1955 teaching in Egypt. In 1980’s she had the opportunity to work in Sudan in ‘all kinds of areas’ mainly helping women. When asked what keeps you going she tells us – ‘My relationship with Jesus’. She remembers the sacrifices made by her family as left Ireland not knowing if she would ever return again. Sr. Teresia tells us that at this stage of her life she sees her mission as praying for others.
Based in Roxboro, Sr. Teresia is very involved in various parish activities and twice a year organises a Prayer Guides week. As she shares with us, being a religious Sister is anything but boring!! Sr. Teresia's interview excerpted from the programme is available HERE.
Gospel - John 3:13-17
Reflections on this week's gospel:
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Liturgical odds and ends
Saints of the Week
September 15th - Our Lady of Sorrows
September 16th - St. Cornelius and St. Cyprian
September 17th - St. Robert Bellarmine
September 18th - St. Joseph of Cupertino
September 19th - St. Januarius
September 20th - St. Andrew Kim Tae-gon and St. Paul Chong Ha-Sang and Companion Martyrs