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08/03/2019 SR. ORLA TREACY: WOMEN OF COURAGE AWARD 2019

Wonderful news has reached us from the Loreto Education Office in Dublin, on International Women’s Day: Sr Orla Treacy has received the International Women of Courage Award at the State Department in Washington, along with nine others from around the world. The award was presented to her yesterday by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and US First Lady Melania Trump.

The awards honour "women around the world who have demonstrated exceptional courage, strength, and leadership in acting to bring positive change to their societies, often at great personal risk and sacrifice." This sentence describes so well Orla and all she does and is for Rumbek.  Orla sees this award as belonging to the Mission, and as always we pray for the continued safety and success of this Mission, as well as continuing to help raise funds for this invaluable work every year.