Tag Archives: Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa

chrétiens christians

chrétiens christiansHow to reach someone if I do not speak their language? How to get close to them if I do not understand? How to love a people and their culture if I do not understand their language?

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vie religieuse religious life

vie religieuse religious life“The gift of a religious vocation is a wholly gratuitous gift on Gods’ part, and a miracle of his mercy.” Mother Marie-Salomé

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interculturalité interculturality

Since the beginning, Cardinal Lavigerie wanted us to be sent in apostolic international communities. Interculturality is an integral part of our “family treasure”, of our heritage… a heritage to which we hold firmly.

interculturalité interculturality

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chapitregeneral2011

chapitregeneral2011“In spite of the zeal of the Missionaries, their efforts will not produce sufficient fruit if they are not seconded by women apostles working with the women.

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Here is a small very useful methodology for respectful communication:

Take responsibility for what you say and feel without blaming others.

Choose empathic listening

Be sensitive to the different communication styles

Take time to reflect on what you feel and what you hear before intervening

Examine your prejudices and perceptions

Guard confidentiality

Take advantage of ambiguities because we are not there to find out who is wrong and who is right

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patricia massart

patricia massartAs I was discovering how Mary personifies hope, I felt the strong link between Mary and the Congolese mamas. I understood why these mamas personify hope for me.

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Magalilatelier

MagalilatelierTo carve is to think with the heart and speak with the hands. I admit that it is an exercise resulting in a lot of sweat …

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lavigerie visage

lavigerie visage1825 Oct 31 Birth in Bayonne, France
1849 June 2 Priestly Ordination
1854 Professor at the Sorbonne in Paris, France
1856 Director of Education in the East

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