We are very lucky to be supported by the wonderful Sisters of Bon Secours from Cork. Because of their generous donation a great many poor people in Northern Malawi will benefit, starting with Clean Water which will enable them to do much more for themselves.
A short letter from the Sisters told us of their great donation plan and it was most welcome:
Good Morning John,
You may remember me from a recent conversation I had with you and your wife regarding Wells for Zoe and our desire to make a donation. I shared our intention with the Sisters at a recent Assembly who all supported our desire in this regard. Of course Sr. Geraldine spoke highly of your great work.
A little bit about the The Sisters of Bon Secours:
Since 1824 the Sisters of Bon Secours have brought compassion, healing and liberation to those they serve in a variety of settings: healthcare, education and social services, in hospitals, long-term care, clinics, parishes, in towns, cities and isolated villages.
Bon Secours respond to a universal need: providing care to all who suffer and give them a reason to live and a reason to hope.
… is to reveal God’s healing love to all we meet. We do this by trying to alleviate human suffering while acknowledging its redemptive value. We respect the wholeness of each person, especially the more needy, seeing Christ in those we serve, and seek to demonstrate His compassion through warmth and hospitality, simplicity and courage.
The Sisters of Bon Secours see ‘healing’ as a way of helping people become ‘whole’ physically, spiritually, psychologically, socially, materially and intellectually.
And, just as Josephine Potel and her young friends responded to the needs of a chaotic world, post-revolutionary Paris, we constantly look for new ways to serve the changing needs of those who suffer in the twenty-first century.
We are women of prayer whose vibrant, hope filled faith communities draw new sisters and others to share in innovative ways our charism of healing, compassion and liberation.
As prophetic women totally committed to do justice in radical solidarity with the poor, the suffering and those most in need, we proclaim the Gospel where it is not.
Our witness to God’s presence is marked by a passionate spirit and enthusiasm for the kingdom.
Having established a strong presence in the provision of acute healthcare in Ireland in the 19th and 20th centuries, the sisters of Bon Secours decided to set up the Bon Secours Health System as a limited company to organize and manage the running of the five Hospitals in the group. The Bon Secours Health System was established in 1993 to co-ordinate the management of five hospitals under the care of the Bon Secours sisters.
The Bon Secours Health System is the largest private healthcare provider in Ireland. Built on an ethos of quality care and compassion, it provides world-class medical treatment, delivered in a uniquely caring environment. It has some of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the country located in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Tralee and the Mount Desert Care Village, Cork.
All of the hospitals are accredited by Joint Commission International (JCI). With a total complement of more than 800 beds, the Bon Secours Health System provides the most modern and technologically advanced diagnostic and treatment facilities at all its locations.
The Bon Secours group of hospitals provides full cover to all health insurance companies such as VHI, Laya Healthcare and Aviva as well as providing a substantial service to the National Treatment Purchase Fund.
The Bon Secours Health System headquarters are located at College Road, Cork.