NBSCCCI Review - Statement from the Poor Clares, Galway

In September 2015 we invited the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland (NBSCCCI) to conduct a review of our Community’s child safeguarding policy and practice. We very much welcome the findings of the report on our Community which was published today and accept all its recommendations. We are completely willing and open to collaborating fully with the NBSCCCI into the future to further improve our child safeguarding practices, something to which we are strongly committed. We are deeply saddened that so many children have suffered as a consequence of abuse by priests and religious in the past and we continue to pray for all survivors of abuse and their families.

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Child Safeguarding Policy Statement of the Constituent Members of the Catholic Church in Ireland

Scope of the Policy

Review of Child Safeguarding Practice in the religious order of The Order of St. Clare (The Order of Poor Clare Sisters)

O sublime humility!
O humble sublimity!
The Lord of the universe,
God and the Son of God,
so humbles Himself
that for our salvation
He hides Himself
under an ordinary piece of bread!
Brothers, look at the humility of God,
and pour out your hearts before Him!
Humble yourselves
that you may be exalted by Him!
Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves,
that He Who gives Himself totally to you
may receive you totally!

From The letter to the entire order by St. Francis