Tag Archives: Sisters in Africa

    Greetings from South B community. May the Risen Lord Jesus Christ who is our Good Shepherd be with you. We would like to share with you our experiences of Vocation Sunday with the vocation group at South B parish (Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish). As we have been journeying together with the vocation group, we have seen how thirsty they really are to discover their vocations and their willingness to commit themselves. Therefore, we prepared the feast of the Good Shepherd together with them. We decided to ask the Vocations chaplain to allow us to animate one of the Masses. We were given the one of 11:30 am. We animated the Mass with dances from the beginning until the end (Entrance song, Gloria, Offertory, Thanksgiving). After the Mass we continued with our meeting. We MSOLA were invited to talk about vocations in general (religious, marriage, and single…

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  From our Sister Iwona Cholewinska, in Lublin, Poland   The monthly missionary meetings at our house in Lublin’s Sławinek have a long history of over twenty years. Initially, they were intended only for girls interested in the missions in Africa or who were discerning their vocation. Each meeting began with singing in African languages and a brief introduction of each participant. This was followed by an introduction to Ignatian prayer, a meditation and a sharing of the fruits of our prayer. After a short break, there was a testimony by a missionary, mostly Sisters and Fathers of the Missionaries of Africa, but also lay missionaries with missionary experience in Africa, followed by Holy Mass in an African setting and a shared meal of sandwiches and tea (which had a unique taste!). I attended these meetings as a student and as a candidate and I remember them as a time…

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  The Nouakchott Community, shares with us some echoes of the episcopal ordination of Mgr Victor Ndione.   Testimony by Mr Serushago Wellars (layman) Father Victor Ndione, Vicar General of the Diocese of Nouakchott, was appointed on February 10 by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, bishop of the same Diocese. He succeeds Mgr Martin Happe who retired due to his advanced age. On the first day of receiving the news, the entire Catholic Christian community, that of Nouakchott in particular, gave thanks to the Lord for the choice and the precious gift of the new shepherd. In general, Christians in the ecclesiastical region of West Africa as well as the Muslim Community and other religious denominations showed their joy with messages of congratulations and encouragement to the new Bishop. All the Christians of the diocese, priests, religious and laity were mobilized for this gigantic preparation through the various commissions: logistics,…

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    Sr. Flora Ridder shares the Final Commitment of Sr. Magdalena Orczykowska on Sunday 21st April 2024 in the parish of St. Anthony the Abbot, Mẹcina, Poland   On Friday afternoon the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa set off from Lublin to Mẹcina, the home village of Sr. Magdalena. There she prepared to make her perpetual vows on Sunday. The two entity leaders of Euro-America Sisters Marceline Nemeyitora and Maite Sanz de Pablo, Sr. Mamaalifar from Rome and Sr. Flora from Germany joined the sisters of Lublin for the celebration. In the village we were heartily welcomed by the parents and the sister of Sr. Magdalena. The uncle had put his house, next to the parents’ house, at the disposition of the sisters who, sharing rooms, all found accommodation. The meals were shared in the parents’ house. They were times of sharing, getting to know one another…

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The parish priest lit the candle of each child who then made a promise   Our Arusha Community celebrates Vocation Day in the St. Simon the Apostle Parish, in Arusha, Tanzania “I am the good Shepherd, I know my own and my own knows me and I know the Father and I lay down my life for them Jn 10, 11-18”   It was a tremendous and beautiful morning of Good Shepherd Sunday for our community and the Vocation Club ‘Chama cha miito’ which was begun by our postulants in previous years. We had been preparing how we could make the day colorful since it is Vocation Day. So we and the vocation club shortlisted our suggestions such as having a thanksgiving Mass, a meal together, entertainment, a fashion show, and having all the members of the club make a promise during Mass. At the beginning of the Mass, we…

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  Sr Agathe Ngendakumana shares her celebration of International Women’s Day in Gumo, Ghana   It was a first in Gumo! For several months, I had dreamed of going to see the women of Gumo, to get to know them and celebrate their international day. Questions came to me from the bottom of my heart: Agathe, is this possible in Gumo? Agathe, are you ready to take a step? To risk? The answer was “Yes, Courage!” He is with you who sends you.” After a time of observation, listening and meditation, I informed my community of this project. Then I informed the women of our Christian community. They received the news very well. One of them volunteered to continue the reflection with me and find two Muslim women who would help us inform groups or small associations here in the village. I also informed Mr. James, the leader of the…

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    Our novice, Divine Cyrisma, shares her joy for the End of Ramadan Feast   April 10, the date marking the breaking of the fast in the month of Ramadan, was a day of celebration for our Muslim brothers and sisters. I learned that for Muslims, Eid el-Fitr is, above all, a celebration of sharing and solidarity, and this is what our Muslim friends’ families concretely confirmed by inviting us to share with them the joy of this celebration. That day, in our community, we divided ourselves into two groups to join all the families who invited us for the occasion. Being invited by Muslims to their celebrations for us Christians, especially for us the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa, is very significant. This desire reflects the relationships of proximity, respect for the faith of others that exist between people of different religious faiths. It was an…

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Our Sister Justine gave a lesson on the qualities of good leaders   In our Diocese of Moundou, all Christians go on a retreat in the bush every year during Lent. It is a time of contemplation and reconciliation awaiting the joy of Easter. At Notre Dame de la Trinité High School with all the students, we went to devote this time to prayer. The theme of this year is “People of God of the diocese of Moundou, let us work together for our Liberation”. This theme aim to see together what makes the population slaves and what oppresses them. These are among others: conflicts between farmers and breeders, lack of cooperation, lack of charity for one’s neighbor and betrayal. Together teachers and students, we have seen that for this liberation to be effective, we need solidarity, love for each other, transparency, mutual aid and always be guided by the…

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Here is the video of the Final Vows of our sister Magda Orczykowska   Here is a link to watch it on YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2BsIVxgDqQ

Girls from a previous camp   Invitation for the Missionary Camp 2024 in Uganda The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA)/ White Sisters invite you for their yearly Missionary camp of their aspirants in Adjumani Arrival: Tuesday 3rd September 2024 afternoon Departure: Saturday 07th September 2024 morning Venue: Redeemer Primary School Theme: “COME AND SEE” (Jn 1, 39) What to bring? A Bible, book, pen, your toilet Items: soap, tooth paste, body oil Contribution: You can contribute to your stay with whatever you have in kind or cash you want for share with your friends Contact us: 0760107480 / 0700697930 Kindly confirm your participation by a message by the 15th of August     Girls from a previous camp

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