Archives mensuelles : mai 2020

Encountering old friends of the White Sisters (MSOLA) in Algiers

On 12th January, the Berber New Year Yennayer, we brought together our old and new Algerian friends.  Our two young professed sisters, Aurelie and Angèle, were also with us. About 15 people were able to come.  What joy to meet … Lire la suite

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Strategic Plan of Action for JPIC for the religious of Mali

Vicky Chiharhula and Brigitte Zawadi belong to the JPIC-DI (Dialogue Interreligieux) committee of Bamako Diocese.  Fr.Nicolas MAfr is in charge of this commission on diocesan level. Vicky and Brigitte have just begun their mandate as members of JPIC-DI animation committee … Lire la suite

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Prayer with Zimbabwean Women in Tunis

The sisters of La Marsa participated in a prayer with Zimbabwean women of the Reformed Church in Tunis. Many of these women are in Tunis to work as domestic helpers. La Marsa community,Tunisia

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Opening a Home for Migrants in Algiers

I am engaged in the project Caritas Algiers to work with migrants. On Ash Wednesday I experienced the move of some migrants who are in convalescence and are being cared for by Caritas. They have been living in the residence … Lire la suite

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Migrants Return from Algeria to their countries of origin

Every foreigner living in Algeria who does not have a valid visa risks going to prison and has to pay a fine.  In no way can the person leave Algerian territory without having paid the fine and served the jail … Lire la suite

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Some MSOLA Commitments with Migrants

In the Diocese of Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) On 19th January 2020, this year’s diocesan day for migrants and displaced persons was celebrated in the parish of St. Antoine de Yegueresso in Bobo Dioulasso where there are about 1500 persons displaced … Lire la suite

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Small Steps for Ecology by MSOLA in Canada and the U.S.

The sisters of Canada and the U.S. all worked on the encyclical « Laudato si ». In response to the Pope’s call, they made various commitments for the care of creation which they share with us.  In Beauport, last September, four sisters … Lire la suite

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Raising Awareness About the Environment

The pre-postulants of Gumo community participated in a seminar, together with the young members of several congregations from the 5 dioceses of northern Ghana.  We participated in three workshops: self-knowledge and knowledge of others, leadership,   and environment. During the last … Lire la suite

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Planting Trees in Nouakchott, Our Way of Caring for the Earth

Motivated by the experiences of gardening and the tree nursery with the children of the ‘Neighborhood House’, we decided to plant trees with the people. The Islamo-Christian group (GIC) wanted to sponsor an activity with the Mauritanians. Yahya, a young … Lire la suite

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The parish feasts women on the International Day for Women’s Rights in Nouakchott

On 8th mars, International Women’s Day, Nouakchott community participated in the event organized by the reception/listening committee of the parish. A good number of women from our various places of apostolate were present.  After Mass, we gathered in a restaurant … Lire la suite

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In Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), NO feasting Women’s Rights Day this year

We celebrated 8th March, World Women’s Day, in an atmosphere unlike any other.  In the city of Ouagadougou, one had the imperssion that everything was silent, without life, without joy, with very little movement in the city.  The women did … Lire la suite

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Rejoicing on the International Day for Women’s Righst in Kalabankura (Bamako – Mali)

At the beginning of March, Marichu and the teachers at the Women’s Centre of Kalabankura celebrated Women’s day by feasting and relaxing in the park of Bamako with a group of domestic helpers who are doing their training at our … Lire la suite

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St Bakhita celebration in Nouakchott (Mauritania)

On Sunday 9th February, during adoration time at the parish, we used a prayer, sent by Begona for the feast of St.Josephine Bakhita, for all the victims of human trafficking and to ask for the conversion of traffickers.  On that … Lire la suite

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Celebration of the Day of Awareness and Prayer for Human Trafficking in Madrid and Alcalá de Henares

This year the Interchurch Group against Human trafficking prepared the prayer vigil based on the diary of St. Josefina Bakhita, with testimonies of victims of this explotation and biblical texts, to show that what happened to Bakhita still happens today … Lire la suite

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Celebration of the International Day of Awareness and Prayer for Human Trafficking in Bobo Dioulasso (Burkina Faso)

To prepare the celebrations for the feast of St. Bakhita of 8th February, the Talitha Kum team of Bobo Dioulasso, to which Angela belongs, organised various sessions in order to raise awareness.  Angela (SMNDA) and Marceline (PSA) animated a discussion … Lire la suite

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From Ghardia in Algeria: Fraternal encounter in spite of different faiths

Angèle, Aurélie and M. Angeles share with us their fraternal encounter of friendship with a Muslim family: The friendship between Madame N. and Scholastique Makita began when N. followed some courses at our house. But Scholastique had never entered N.’s … Lire la suite

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Getting to know the other different, in view of deeper encounter

The diocese of Ghardaia invited Chantal Vankalck to give a session on Islamology. The ten participants, coming from 5 continents, arrived in the communities of Ouargla, Touggourt, Hassi Messaoud and Ghardaia. Along them were Danielle and Maria Angeles of Ghardaia … Lire la suite

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Alternatives for dignity and justice

This was the theme of the Conference on Justice and Solidarity, Mission and Cooperation organized by CONFER, the Union of Religious in Spain. The speakers proposed reflections on eco-feminism, society, coexistence and crisis, pointing out that these topics might awaken … Lire la suite

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The JPIC commitments of the sisters of Montpellier community

We want to share with you the JPIC-activities in which the members of the community of Montpelier Court are involved on a regular basis. Marion Carabott is a volunteer at Bakhita House, which is a refuge for trafficked women. She … Lire la suite

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Ecumenical celebration in Montreal

In Montreal, the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral of St.Gregory the Illuminator hosted the celebration organized by the Canadian Ecumenical Center on Sunday 19th January 2020 to mark the beginning of the week of prayer for Chritian unity.  Pierrette Renaud, Suzanne Plouffe, … Lire la suite

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