Almost all of my MSOLA formation took place during wartime. I entered the postulate in Andenne sur Meuse (province of Namur) in April 1943. Six months later I took the habit at the novitiate of Hérent near Leuven. This lasted 2 years In the summer of 1944, we suffered a terrible bombardment. We were safe but the windows of the novitiate were shattered. The Sisters, fearing a recurrence, wanted to keep the novices away from Hérent. This is how we were welcomed by the Ursulines of Tildonk for a few weeks. We occupied the premises of the students on vacation. On August 29, we returned home. On September 4, 1944, Brussels was liberated from the occupier. A few days later, our novice mistress, Sr Rose de Viterbe, took us to the village: a convoy carrying allied soldiers was about to pass. The train slowed down and we warmly applauded them.…
Tribute to an exceptional woman
The young Lea Ackermann from Völklingen, in Saarland, joined the Congregation of the “Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa” in 1960.
A testimony of the life and faith of Sister Marie Léonie Pittet, from Christelle Devanthéry, from Neuchâtel.
MAMA BEA… DADA BEA YOU ARE WITH THE BELOVED
Mama Bea, was the first name I gave her and by which I always called her!
Missionary Month: witness of life of Sr. Marie André du Sacré Coeur Pope Francis proclaimed an Extraordinary Missionary Month in October 2019 and placed it under the theme “Baptized and sent: the Church of Christ in mission in the world”. He invites all the baptized to live this time in four dimensions: the encounter with Jesus, missionary witness, formation in mission and missionary solidarity. Throughout this month we invite you to discover some missionary testimonies of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa. Today, we present to you the portrait of Sr. Marie André du Sacré Coeur who lived her missionary life as a woman apostle for the defense of women’s rights. Sr. Marie André du Sacré Cœur (1899-1988) Sister Marie André du Sacré Cœur had a doctorate in law when she entered our Congregation in 1922. Thinking that her studies in law would not be useful in Africa,…