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SOUHAILA BOU SAMRA Province Leader of Lebanon / Syria Sister Souhaila Bou Samra was appointed Province Leader of the Province of Lebanon / Syria. She will take office on September 21, 2017. The chapter of the Province took place at Saydet el Bir (Lebanon) from 11-15 July 2017. Sr. Souhaila was born in Lebanon, on 08 September 1960, and she entered the Good Shepherd in Ain Aar (Lebanon) in 1983. She made her first profession in 1986 and her perpetual profession in 1991 in Lebanon. Souhaila holds a Bachelor's degree in psychology and a diploma in theological studies at the University of Saint-... more
We pray for our sisters in the province of Lebanon/Syria during Chapter days. The Chapter begins on the 11 to 15th July, 2017. May the Holy Spirit guide them and help them to set the world on fire with God's love.more
A collection of the Helping Hands art therapy activities (Lauren Magee) Nong Khai, Thailand Notes from the Field includes reports from young people volunteering in ministries of Catholic sisters. A partnership with Catholic Volunteer Network, the project began in the summer of 2015. This is our fifth round of bloggers: Katie Delaney is a Good Shepherd Volunteer with the Fundación Madre Josefa (Mother Joseph Foundation) in Santiago, Chile, and Lauren Magee is a Good Shepherd Volunteer at Hands of Hope, an income-generating project that provides dignified employment for villagers living with... more
In these days, Catholic Church has three commemora-tions with a Eudis background: The Solemnity of Jesus Christ, High and Eternal Priest, the solemnity of the Heart of Jesus and the special memory of the Immacu-late Heart of Mary. With these celebrations the Department of Eudist Spi-rituality wants to invite all the Great Eudist Family to meditate with Saint John Eudes about the content of these three feasts, which we have called “Eudist Tri-duum”. You will find here a proposal to celebrate these dates from our spirituality: a payer to start, a meditati-on and a final prayer. We hope this... more
A collaboration between three Provinces and the Good Shepherd International Foundation (formerly the Mission Development Office) in Rome, has resulted in a young woman from Melbourne, Australia, Tracy Collier, going from Australia to Nicaragua on secondment. Background to the project In 2015 Cristina Duranti, Director of the Good Shepherd International Foundation (GSIF), approached the Province of Australia/Aotearoa New Zealand about the possibility of co-facilitating an inclusive finance workshop in Central America. The Province of Central America had two funded microfinance projects... more
INÊS DA CONCEIÇÃO SEBASTIÃO XAVIER DENGA Sector Leader of angola/mozambique Inês da Conceição Sebastião Xavier Denga was elected the Sector Leader of Angola-Mozambique at their VI Sector Assembly held in Luanda, Angola from 19-26 May 2017. Sr. Inês was born in Camabatela, Province of North Kwanza, Angola, on 23 January 1967. She joined the Congregation in Samba Cajú and made her first profession on 17 July 1988, and her perpetual vows on 5 February 1995, both events in Camabatela. She studied in Lisbon, Portugal at the Portugal Catholic University and received her licentiate in theology in... more
FRANCISCA TORRES CALVO Province Leader of Central America During the Province Chapter, which was held in Costa Rica from the 22nd to the 27th of May 2017, Sr. Francisca Torres Calvo was re-elected as the Province Leader of Central America. Francisca is of Costa Rican nationality and entered the Congregation and pronounced her temporary vows on the 8th of August 1969 and made perpetual profession on the 24th April 1976. She completed studies in teaching and received a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and an advanced degree in Theology. Over the years, Francisca has worked in various... more
Put an end to Violence against Children: Communities of Faith in Action Arigatou International and the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) have extended the invitation to the Congregation of the Good Shepherd in Bolivia to participate in the Fifth Forum of the Global Network of Religions for Children (GNRC) Which will take place in Panama City on May 9, 10 and 11, 2017. More than four hundred (400) religious leaders and members of faith communities from around the world will gather in Panama for three days to discuss The theme " Eliminating violence against children: Communities... more
We pray for our sisters in the province of Central America during Chapter days. The Chapter begins on the 22 to 27th May, 2017. May the Holy Spirit guide them and help them to set the world on fire with God's love.more
Aline Bertrand Province Leader Province of Montreal, Canada Sister Aline Bertrand was appointed the Province Leader of Montreal, Canada. Her mandate began on 12 th of May 2017. The Region Assembly was held in Pierrefonds, Canada, from 10 th to 12 th of May 2017. Aline was born in Montreal, Canada, and entered the Good Shepherd in Pierrefonds. She made her perpetual profession on 28 th May 1972 in Pierrefonds, Canada. Aline obtained a bachelor’s degree in theology. Her apostolic experiences include a few years of service as educator with teenage girls in difficulty. Over the years, Aline... more