The camp of the DHS Aspirants in Cameroon took place on 10-13 April 2017, bringing together thirteen young girls from Maroua-Mokolo and Yagoua dioceses, accompanied by five Sisters... The basic sharing with the aspirants and theme of the session was “Marie Balavenne, foundress of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit”.
On Saturday, January 21st the whole world seemed to rally under a united banner to advance the cause of justice and to protect basic human/women’s rights. Marches in Paris, London, Sidney, etc., underscored the seriousness of this purpose and the involvement of millions of people around the globe.
A few echoes from Mbang, a village situated in the eastern region of Cameroon...
This was the 5th time -an event which takes place every second year- that the local pastoral youth movement around Ploërmel, at the very heart of Brittany, France, enacted a living Christmas crib. This year, it was on Saturday 10 December at Loyat… as at Bethlehem 2000 years ago. Lots of people answered to the invitation: the church was crowded with 500 people or so!
I have been privileged to be a member of the team who accompanied Noël up to his ordination as a permanent deacon, and his wife Liliane.
On Sunday 25 September 2016, the Daughters of the Holy Spirit were invited by the town council of Le Cellier, a town situated to the West of France, not far from Nantes, to take part in an impressive celebration: a representative of the Israeli Embassy was to award the Medal and Certificate of honor -the highest distinction used by the State of Israel- to four members of a local family, three of them posthumously.
Smiles, whispered and loudly proclaimed hello’s and how are you’s, hugs, kisses, Oh my goshes and is it really you? were seen and heard on this late June Saturday morning that promised bright sunshine after downpours and hours of catching up after long periods of separation. This was the long-awaited day of the DHS extended family picnic that would gather the Sisters, the Associates, the Consecrated Seculars and former DHS.
Yveline is at the center of the gathering. Today, with her, a family support worker, the "ASSOCIÉS" branch will grow, because she is going to engage in it with joy and simplicity.
All, united as a family, have renewed their commitments, Associates and Religious and Mery Muñoz of the Medio Mundo sector, made her first commitment as Associate.
The challenge of maintaining aid and solidarity here in order to support projects over there is always a reality. The projects presented in preceding bulletins are beginning to bear fruit.
To restore the chicken coops and construct an adequate and more secure rabbit : 1250 €
To create a solidarity fund to help with the cost of schooling and the purchase of school supplies or books : 4850 €
Acquiring tools for agriculture, kitchen equipment, or sewing equipment, computer equipment : 7250 €
1/ Financing the education of the young for a school year : 2000 € / year 2/ Assist in the financing of the formation of the blind : 2150 € / year