13 Sep 2014

14 September 2014 - Sr. Teresia Byrne - The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

On this week's programme we have an interview with Sr. Teresia Byrne. We have our regular reflection on the Sunday gospel as well as some other odds and ends.

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

Jesus said to Nicodemus:

No one has gone up to heaven
except the one who came down from heaven,
the Son of Man who is in heaven;
and the Son of Man must be lifted up
as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
so that everyone who believes
may have eternal life in him.
Yes, God loved the world so much
that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him may not be lost
but may have eternal life.
For God sent his Son into the world
not to condemn the world,
but so that through him the world might be saved.’

Reflections on this week's gospel:

Word on Fire
English Dominicans
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

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