Category Archives: Stages of formation

After the Novitiate, by their first religious profession, the young professed become members of our religious family. They received the cross, which explains two meanings: • The great love of Christ for them and for all of us. The acceptance of the cross expresses their free choice to follow and walk each day in the footsteps of Christ. • Their belonging to the religious family of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa, which they have freely chosen. During the offertory procession, the four young sisters presented to the Lord four symbols: Bread and wine: so that their lives may be an offering, pleasing to God at all times. The “canary” (an earthen vessel filled with water): symbolizes the life received and given freely from the Lord as their lives to the service of their brothers and sisters. The map of Africa: symbolizes the place of our mission in…

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  We thank God with and for our four sisters who will soon make their final vows: Sr Pascaline Katungu from Goma DRC appointed to Arusha Tanzania. She will make her vows on 30th April 2022 in Our Lady of Africa Parish, Katoyi in Goma DRC Sr Scholastique Makita from Kinshasa appointed to Malindi in Kenya. She will make her perpetual vows on 30th April 2022 in Saint Gabriel Parish Yolo Kinshasa DRC. Sr Priscille Nisubire from Burundi appointed to Butare in Rwanda. She will make her perpetual vows on 8th May 2022 in Kiganda parish, Archdiocese of Bujumbura, Burundi Sr Anna Wójcik from Poland appointed to Lilongwe in Malawi will make her perpetual vows on 29th May 2022 in the Parish of Saints Peter and Paul and Our Lady of the Rosary in Kanie, in Poland. We wish them to be a good instrument in God’s hands for His…

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A testimony from the Juniorate of 2021-2022 The Juniorate is a time of discernment that novices spend in the General House in Rome. In these five months, they follow the formation of preparation for the final vows. “Taste and see how good is the Lord.” Our Juniorate project was marked by the symbol of a tree rooted in the African world. By its roots it is oriented towards the source from which it receives life. We expressed our desire to be rooted in Christ, our source. We desire to live this time well and take advantage of our growth in order to better commit ourselves to the mission. This desire accompanied us during our journey, and allowed us to receive and taste the fruits of our various experiences. Indeed, this stage of the Juniorate allowed us to be away from all our apostolic and community activities, with a view to…

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PREPARATION FOR FINAL VOWS: THE JUNIORATE  The juniorate stage is primarily a time to go more deeply into the spiritual life, a time to allow each sister to receive from God the grace:

  What an extraordinary year! In 2021, 8 sisters will make their final committement

On July 3, 2021, in Gogo, diocese of Manga, Burkina Faso, our sister Julienne BOUDA vowed to follow Christ in obedience, chastity and poverty, according to the charism of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa. The sisters on mission in Burkina, Faustina from Ghana, the novices and the postulants came to be with our sister at this important moment in her spiritual journey. There were family members of our Burkinabé sisters, friends of the community, the family of Sr Julienne and many parishioners. Two Sisters from Gogo came to support their compatriot in her commitment as well as several other sisters. The Lord, who was the first to be involved in Julienne’s life, got ahead of us in all the preparations. The sky blessed us with a calm rain the day before, but on this day the weather was fine and even the temperature went down a little.…

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We share an article written by our young professed sisters: Olive Burundaise, Donatira Ugandaise, Domina Rwandaise, Eliane Burundaise and Anosiata Ugandaise.

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There is a time for everything… a time to begin, a time to end

In mid-June, our brother novices of the Missionaries of Africa invited us to practice with them the hymns for their closing Mass for the spiritual year 2019-2020.

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There is no greater love than to give your life for those you love”

These words of the gospel in Jn 15:13 inspired our sister Marcelline Nemeyitora to make her perpetual vows. She pronounced her total and radical YES to Jesus in order to give her life like Him, for the mission to announce the Good News of his love for everyone, in our congregation, the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa.

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