A little sharing about the emerging group:
The Lavigerie group is a newly born group in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) made up of lay associates (wishing to share our charism) at the invitation of the General Council to open our doors to different groups who wish to share our charism and spirituality. It is a group animated by the spirit of love and mutual aid. The members easily take initiatives. They are together in both joyful and sorrowful moments. For example, when a death occurs, there is communication and then the delegation goes to present condolences to the family. We have already celebrated happy events such as Valentine’s wedding and the final vows of Sr. Beatrice Badini.
During the preparations for the vows of Sr. Béatrice, they helped us a lot and a group was even formed to give a hand with the needed services. On the day of the vows, there was a delegation and they expressed their joy at having participated in the profession ceremony.
The group met on Sunday 16 April 2023, Sabine and Hélène were available to give a presentation on the History of the laity in the church and its context up to the present day among the MSOLA.
We began the meeting with prayer led by Mrs. OUEDRAOGO Cécile, followed by the presentation of the participants and the theme of the day. The group participated actively by listening attentively and asking relevant questions. They appreciated the context in which the group’s history is situated and the MSOLA’s openness to different forms of belonging. They expressed the desire to elect board members at the next meeting. The meeting closed with the prayer for the 26th General Chapter of the MSOLA.
Sr. Helene Kavula, Ouagadougou Cathedral, Burkina Faso