Sisterr Bibiane Cattin
Born in 1940 in Switzerland Bibiane Cattin is a member of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa.
After spending three years in Guinea as a lay missionary, she lived in DRC Congo for thirty-five years as a religious sister.
A social worker by profession, between 1999 and 2002 she studied at the Institute of Integral Human Formation of Montreal (IFHIM) where she was trained among other things, to Actualize and Restore vital human strengths after traumatic experiences.
Bibiane Cattin shares in this book her experience of missionary life; especially the last ten years during which she worked with people traumatized by the war, especially women rape victims. With the approach of the IFHIM she was able to help “restore the strengths” of these people who had gone through traumatic events, to lift them up again. And this in a short time. The large number of affected people required urgent action … This is what has touched and amazed her.
So it is both a testament to life and sharing the fruits of the practical application of this unique approach that she shares with us in this book.