Below is the story courtesy of the 'Bellshill
'Bellshill Police recently attended the Sisters of
St. Peter Claver Convent on Motherwell Rd
to offer guidance and advice in relation to some recent unwanted
visitors. Constable Mulholland from the Community Safety
Department provided Sister Monica with some safety tips on keeping
safe in the home and whilst out and about on the very important
visits they make in the Community.
During the high winds a fence was blown down at the side of the
convent and this caused an obstruction of the disabled ramp which
in turn caused distress to some of the local elderly people when
they attended a Christmas get together. Due to the great work
made in the local area by the sisters, the Police along with the
Community Payback team and local charity Yooz decided
to pull together to have the fence reinstated. All of the
material needed to have the fence fixed was donated by local
charity Yooz, who deal in reclaimed building materials
and is operated by Ian Strachan.
"I was delighted to hear that our local services had pulled
together to fix a problem for another charitable
organisation and due to this I was keen to offer all
of the materials needed to reinstate the fence."
Councillor Coyle also showed support to the Community
Payback team delivering a great quality service to members of the
Community by completing the work at the convent.
"I am fully behind the great work of the Community Payback team and
have seen some great results in the local area as a result of the
work they do. The staff involved are a great asset to the
service and lead the team well. I attended to visit the team
whilst they completed the work on Tuesday and was taken back by how
committed they were to the job they completed on the day".
Sister Monica of the Sisters of St. Peter Claver
"As Sisters our daily life is spent in prayer and work to make
known the needs of the missionaries who work in poor countries. We
do this through our missionary magazine, visits to nursing homes
and to other parishes. It is important to make everyone aware that
they have a part to play - not just the adults but also children,
the elderly, the housebound. Very often we don't see the results of
our work but our founders always stressed that it's not what we do
that counts, what matters is the love and dedication with which we
carry out our daily chores. Through our life of prayer we can
reach out to all in need."
She went on
"We have been based in Bellshill for over 25 years -
the local community and indeed the people of Scotland have always
been wonderfully supportive. Their generosity and their readiness
to help have always been a source of strength for