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Significant International dates for October

1 October

UN International Day of Older Persons

The United Nations International Day of Older Persons is celebrated annually to recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives. This year the day is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large. It focuses on the pathways that support full and effective participation in old age, in accordance with old persons’ basic rights, needs and preferences. 




2 October

UN International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosphy and strategy of non-violence.



5 October

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day, held annually since 1994, commemorates teachers’ organisations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers. 





7 October

First Anniversary of Mission in Cambodia

This day not only marks the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, but also  the first anniversary of the Presentation  Sisters on Mission in Cambodia. The Sisters are involved in an educational mission in collaboration with the Jesuits and their coworkers there. The Presentation Family worldwide extends warmest greetings and sends prayerful good wishes to our Sisters in Sisophon,  north west Cambodia: (L-R) Srs Lizzy Mathew PBVM, Anne Lyons PBVM, Preethi Chacko PBVM on this occassion. May you continue to follow Nano Nagle’s lantern light and go one pace beyond.



10 October

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.


17 October

UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty

“Poverty is not simply measured by inadequate income. It is manifested in restricted access to health, education and other essential services and, too often, by the denial or abuse of other fundamental human rights. Let us listen to and heed the voices of people living in poverty. Let us commit to respect and defend the human rights of all people and end the humiliation and social exclusion that people living in poverty face every day by promoting their involvement in global efforts to end extreme poverty once and for all.” — Former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki–Moon


31 October 

Anniversary of Nano Nagle being declared Venerable


On 31 October 2013 our Foundress was declared Venerable by Pope Francis. We remember and celebrate this very important step towards canonisation, the second of four steps on the pathway to Sainthood. 

“By declaring Nano Nagle Venerable, the universal Church has recognised Nano as a woman of faith, hope and heroic virtue whose vision and work transformed the lives of so many”.

— Sr Mary Deane, Congregational Leader. 






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