Daughters of the Holy Spirit

We are an international Catholic religious congregation, moved by the Spirit of Jesus at work in the world.
As a spiritual family and with others, we seek to respond to the needs of the peoples among whom we live.

Marie Balavenne

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Novitiate and chapel: rite of blessing

Novitiate and chapel: rite of blessing

On Saturday 12 November 2022, in Cameroon, we, members of the novitiate community, the Daughters of the Holy Spirit from Maroua, relatives, friends, acquaintances and faithful Christians of the parish of Our Lady of the Presentation of Marza-Ngaoundéré, gave thanks to...

So close to everyone

So close to everyone

One month after the death of our dear Father Andrés Besinet Grollier in France at the age of 93, a mass was celebrated in Huaura, Peru, which was attended by his grateful friends and acquaintances, followed by a sharing. Father André is a French missionary "Fidei...

LAUDATO SI – “Everything is connected”

LAUDATO SI – “Everything is connected”

Today, personally, and together, "we must listen to the cry of the poor, search for what in our society generates injustice and poverty, confront our awareness with the demands of the Gospel and the social teaching of the Church."  Rule of Life n°18 Pope Francis'...

In Spiritual Family

News from the Spirutal Family

Novitiate and chapel: rite of blessing

Novitiate and chapel: rite of blessing

On Saturday 12 November 2022, in Cameroon, we, members of the novitiate community, the Daughters of the Holy Spirit from Maroua, relatives, friends, acquaintances and faithful Christians of the parish of Our Lady of the Presentation of Marza-Ngaoundéré, gave thanks to...

Synodality and “Rule of Life”

Synodality and “Rule of Life”

Daughters of the Holy Spirit of the Vice-Province of Cameroon, we held our Annual Assembly from 25 to 27 October 2022.  "Hearing the cry of the poor, the cry of the earth and making it our own in a synodal Church" was the theme. It was a time for us to share our...

Final wishes

Final wishes

 “My soul exalts the Lord... “ Saturday 29 October 2022 in the Christ the Saviour parish of Domayo, Maroua, CAMEROON, will remain forever engraved in our hearts and in our memories. After eight years of following Christ in the Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy...

In memory of …

SCANLON Catherine

SCANLON Catherine

Year of profession: 1945 Age: 97 years old Born in Athea, Co. Limerick, IRELAND Date of death: 6 December 2022, Dublin (Maryfield Nursing Home) Funeral date: not yet defined Its main obediences were: 1945-1955: Student - 1955-1968: Bedford - 1968-1970: Abergavenny -...

CONSTANTIN Germaine

CONSTANTIN Germaine

Year of profession: 1953 Age: 91 years old Born in Frênes (61) Date and place of funeral: on Tuesday 6 December 2022 at 2.30 pm in the church of Briouze Its main obediences were: Laval - Putanges - Renazé - Pont d'Ouilly - Argentan - Quimper - Pluguffan - Flers In...

CONSTANTIN Germaine

CONSTANTIN Germaine

Year of profession: 1953 Age: 91 years old Born in Frênes (61) Date and place of funeral: on Tuesday 6 December 2022 at 2.30 pm in the church of Briouze Its main obediences were: Laval - Putanges - Renazé - Pont d'Ouilly - Argentan - Quimper - Pluguffan - Flers In...

Justice and solidarity

In connection with the charism of the congregation, find our main actions “Justice and solidarity”.

So close to everyone

So close to everyone

One month after the death of our dear Father Andrés Besinet Grollier in France at the age of 93, a mass was celebrated in Huaura, Peru, which was attended by his grateful friends and acquaintances, followed by a sharing. Father André is a French missionary "Fidei...

Young people in search of consecrated religious life

Young people in search of consecrated religious life

From 20 to 25 July 2022, in the community of Koudougou, BURKINA FASO, 17 girls from the 3rd to the final year of secondary school met to reflect and exchange on: "Hearing the cry of the poor and responding to God's call". They were accompanied by sisters Fatoumata DA,...

Making the cry our own…

Making the cry our own…

"We must hear the cry of the poor and make it our own...." This is one of the Orientations of our recent General Chapter. So when the Mayor of Le Conquet - a town in Finistère, Brittany, France - came to ask us to welcome a Ukrainian family to our holiday Guest House,...

CAMEROON

CAMEROON

Construction of a Saré in Doukoula The Community of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit has been established in Doukoula since 1954. Working for the education of children and in particular young girls, the Sisters have sought to facilitate access to school for the most...

NIGERIA

NIGERIA

Ilogbo - Purchase of materials to promote fish farming The Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Nigeria has been engaged in fish farming for the past few years in order to provide access to protein products, employment opportunities and to improve the...

BURKINA FASO

BURKINA FASO

Construction of a chicken coop in Bondigui The community of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit was established in Bondigui, in the Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Phariyago, in 2006. Bondigui is a village with a majority of animists. To communicate with their god,...

Into the World

The congregation listens to the “cry of the earth and the poor”

LAUDATO SI – “Everything is connected”

LAUDATO SI – “Everything is connected”

Today, personally, and together, "we must listen to the cry of the poor, search for what in our society generates injustice and poverty, confront our awareness with the demands of the Gospel and the social teaching of the Church."  Rule of Life n°18 Pope Francis'...

Laudato Si’ – An Integral Ecology

Laudato Si’ – An Integral Ecology

According to Pope Francis, an integral ecology sets in motion and integrates the human and social dimensions that we are called to live by our Rule of Life: "United with those God has associated with us". This concerns the relationships between us, Sisters of the same...

The Climate Mural

The Climate Mural

On the afternoon of 22 October 2022, 8 people of all generations were working on the maps concerning climate change: maps whose titles and indications needed to be determined, through consultation between us, to ensure that they were correctly linked from cause to...