In following Christ, interculturality is possible, even if for the world it is folly.
In our MSOLA family – Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa- and in the individualistic, materialistic and selfish world of today, we find that interculturality is a prophetic sign. From different countries of the world and despite our differences, we share the same life. It is really a testimony.
It happens for example that two sisters come from countries at war with each other but through Christ who brings us together, we live in communion and peace. What could be more prophetic? Around us people are surprised to see a European and an African living together and even more, being called “sisters.” People ask us “Where did you meet and how is it that you are sisters? It is unbelievable!” “Yes, it’s amazing, but true!” In following Christ, interculturality is possible, even if for the world it is folly.
We rely on the words of Pope Francis: “May you know how to create “other places” where evangelical logic is lived: of giving, friendship, hospitality, diversity, mutual love … these places must become ever more the leaven of a society inspired by the Gospel, the “city on the mountain that tells the truth and power of Jesus’ words.”
We reaffirm that wherever we are, for our families and for the world, our intercultural community life is a prophetic sign. In the light of faith!
Novices in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
Goreth Nicimpaye (Burundi), Bénédicte Kavira (DR Congo), Alicja Toton (Poland), Digne Nahimana (Burundi), Aurélie Dushime (Burundi), Magdalena Orczykowska (Poland)