How a dream became reality
One day, I saw Cardinal Lavigerie in a dream giving a lecture. I wondered what could be the meaning of my dream. Well, this is how the dream was born in me to have an open day to make our Congregation better known and to respond to the call to open ourselves to the different forms of belonging. This stayed with me for a long time before I told my sisters in community. One day during the community meeting, I shared it. So, we started to organize by writing an announcement that was read in all the masses at the cathedral in Ouagadougou. When the day came, “our sister the rain” visited us to the point that those who came to the first three Masses quickly returned home without coming to our house. I then felt that it was up to me to go to them, to look for…
Volunteers in Dar-es-Salaam
Volunteering with one of our communities is a way to get to know our charism better and to have an experience full of faith and conviviality. Here is the account of the experience of two girls who wanted to spend a few months as volunteers in our community of Dar-es-Salaam We are two young business school graduates. Before beginning our professional life, we wanted to take a few months to share what we had the chance to receive during our studies. We have chosen to take part in a project to support women entrepreneurs in Dar es Salaam. We are therefore leaving for 3 months to meet the Tanzanians, and particularly the four women that we accompany. Each of them has a project with a social or environmental goal. During this stay, we are fortunate to be welcomed by the Community of the Sisters of Our Lady of Africa: the…
A letter from Càrol Garcia Murillo
15 November 2020 Dear Sisters, Receive a big hug from me! I share this little article and some photos. We continue being united in prayer and I thank the Lord for your wonderful mission. May He bless you wherever you are! Despite the difficult and uncertain situation our world is currently experiencing, we can never lose hope and, above all, we cannot fall into temptation and think our good Lord has forgotten us. On the contrary, He accompanies us more than ever and the communion that unites us all together, continues being strong and fruitful. It is evident that my mission here in Spain is not the same as it was a few months ago… But I am prudent and where it is possible, I continue to be faithful to my pastoral ministry that gives so much meaning to my vocation. As I have shared with you on many occasions,…
Sowing with the Lord – testimony of an associate member
Càrol Garcia Murillo, Spanish, entered the Congregation in 2001. She had to interrupt her formation because of a serious lung disease. In spirit, Càrol never ceased to be part of our religious missionary family and in February 2012 she pronounced her missionary commitment as an associate member of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa.
“Mi Hermana Àfrica” of Càrol Garcia Murillo
“My sister Africa,” the continent that has changed my life.