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Almost 200 Sisters and Partners in Mission from Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Les Iles, Senegal, Europe BFMN and the novices from the international novitiate in Rome participated in ICA 3. Despite the geographic distances between countries and needing a virtual meeting, participants expressed at the end of the week a feeling of being connected in a prayerful ambiance. Sharing and listening brought an acknowledgement of having the same hopes and desires for our future.more
ICA 2 included Sisters and Partners in Mission from 5 Spanish speaking provinces with approximately 300 people. Participation was enthusiastic and many helpful comments and insights were contributed by people in all countries. Feedback from participants revealed they enjoyed this experience and could live this ICA in a prayerful ambiance and it was prepared with love. They promised to continue to pray for us for the next ICA’s as we ask you, too, to keep us in your prayer. We are now looking forward to ICA 3 with great energy and meeting participants from French speaking countries!more
IMANE FAROUK Province Leader Égypte - Soudan Sr. Imane has been appointed the Province Leader of Egypt-Sudan. The Chapter of the Province was held in Cairo, Egypt from August 10 to 15, 2020. Sr. Imane was born in Egypt on October 10, 1976. She made her first profession on December 14, 1998 and her perpetual profession on November 19, 2004 in Egypt. Sr. Imane holds a Bachelor of Letters "Sociology." She has other training courses including: Studies at the Institute of Theology; Training as a formator for 6 months in Rome; and Training for Accompaniment and Discernment for 3 months in France... more
ICA 1 was a rewarding experience for all participants, Sisters and Partners in Mission, as we prayed, shared insights and reflections and had an opportunity to meet virtually rather than face to face. While this last part was so different from past ICA’s, it allowed more participants to be involved. All experienced a deep sharing and prayerful moments as we listened to what our Shepherd is asking of us at this time and, together, we prepare for our 2021 Congregational Chapter. We are sharing with you the summary video of ICA 1 and hope you enjoy it.more
Part of a conversation with Sister Antoinette Assaf, responsible of St. Antoine Dispensary with L'Osservatore Romano "Earlier, I heard a small explosion. I was resting as I took a little break from work. Suddenly, a big roar. I live on the fifth floor of a building that houses the Saint-Antoine Dispensary in Beirut", an overcrowded and impoverished area where a mixed population of Christians and Muslims live. "Everything collapsed. Oh my God! What do I do? Objects and furniture fell on the floor. We started running. Are they bombing us? Why? Meanwhile I keep hearing more explosions, buildings... more
Novena in honor of Saint John Eudes During the month of August, the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudist Fathers) have honored its founder, by setting the ambiance with messages, letters, emails, images and videos shared among those incorporated, candidates and associates, as well as those communities of the Great Eudist Family. For this reason, as of August 10th, to further intensify the preparation for his memory, which the Church celebrates on August 19th, we will begin the novena in honor of Saint John Eudes. Originally published in 1980, the novena has now been re-designed and spread... more
It seems that the time has not yet come to hang our panels “ danger past ” alluding to Covid 19. It is because of this insecurity that we still witness countless signs of heroic humanity towards those who lack practically the mere necessity for their livelihood…I am not saying “ they lack the superfluous ”. Maybe one day these daily signs of humanity will be written for the Cause of Beatification of many anonymous saints, who today, very timidly and faithfully, dedicate themselves to their “neighbor”…..but as a religious of “Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd” I cannot refrain from... more
Mission in times of pandemic. Jujuy community. Argentina-Uruguay Unit As soon as the Covid 19 pandemic compulsory quarantine started, our community, spurred on by the "zeal that never says enough", considered some initiatives, such as offering to shop for some elderly neighbors, etc. A time without certainties, we never even in dreams saw an experience like this, so strange and extensive. Through the news we learned the reality that the Provincial State had to host people who returned to the Province and that it was necessary to protect them from contagion. Due to the novelty of the... more
Nestled in a lush landscape, the city of Bobo-Dioulasso is located in the south-west of Burkina Faso. Similar to much of western Africa, the people here are known for their great ethnic and religious tolerance and the city’s tree-lined streets bustle with the sounds of different languages and dialects. When the sisters arrived in 2011 to establish the Congregation’s first mission in the country, they were warmly received – and have continued to feel welcome ever since. Bobo-Dioulasso is the county’s second-largest city but is often referred to as its economic and commercial capital; the city... more
Virtues attributed to Aguchita Emanuele Spedicato and Waldery Hilgeman 13 June 2020 E: Blessed is she, Aguchita, who modelled for us the scripture readings of today. In the eyes of those who knew her, there is no doubt that Sister Aguchita lived the three evangelical counsels with steadfast commitment. Aguchita also professed a fourth vow, that of zeal for the mission of the Congregation. Through this, Aguchita committed herself "to live and work for the salvation of persons, especially those to whom [she was] sent." [1] W: She worked tirelessly to offer suitable training to the people of La... more