Justice and solidarity

Justice and solidarity

“Move your planet”

“Move your planet”

Every year, the chaplaincies of the middle schools of the city of Noisy le Grand -France- live a strong time with the CCFD-Terre Solidaire, "Move your planet". This year, we focused our reflection on respect for the common home with extracts from the encyclical...

In a displacement camp: Christmas

In a displacement camp: Christmas

Christmas is a special time for every child, because it is the time for them to receive gifts, new clothes, toys and to eat "festive food". But, alas, this joy is not given to all ... such as children from displaced families! For these, last year, the "Friends of the...

Julienne… History and testimony

Julienne… History and testimony

Julienne was born in a village about 1.5 km from Touloum, a town in the Far North region of Cameroon where the Daughters of the Holy Spirit run a Centre for the Promotion of Young Girls (CPJF).From a polygamous family, she is the oldest child of her mother, her...

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,...

A certificate that opens up a future…

A certificate that opens up a future…

How do you make a young girl who is in the process of growing up and seeking to develop outside her family environment happy? How can we make her hope for a better future when she has not had the chance, in this world today, to finish primary school? The Centre de...

“They have no more wine”

“They have no more wine”

I was touched by this phrase from the Gospel of Cana: "They have no more wine", during my annual retreat at the end of 2020, and I saw those people who could not go to church on Sunday because of a disability: they have no more BREAD! With the permission of the parish...

With the children in the IDP camps

With the children in the IDP camps

In August 2021, during our General Chapter in France -Ile-Blanche-, in the exchanges with Sister Revault on my mission in Cameroon, I told her about my work with the displaced in the field of health and nutrition, of what I felt about the children who are often...

Courageous “hummingbirds”

Courageous “hummingbirds”

In Saint-Brieuc, Brittany, France.  Week after week, "hummingbirds" collect newspapers, advertisements, outdated magazines, Prions en Eglise, Magnificat, in short, all paper destined for the bin! As soon as the heap becomes large in the room reserved for this purpose,...

Our projects

DHS Solidarity Projects

What we cannot do alone, we are able to do together. Thank you for being there.

BURKINA FASO

BURKINA FASO

Improving study and housing conditions for young girls at the Foyer Marie Balavenne in Diébougou The Girls' Hostel "Marie Balavenne" is under the tutelage of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Burkina Faso. It is located in Diébougou where several...

CAMEROON

CAMEROON

Aid for the financing of studies for poor young pupils or students in the Far North region The Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit has been established in Far North of Cameroon since 1954. This region of the Far North is, both, one of the most populated...

NIGERIA

NIGERIA

Purchase of equipment for the Catholic Clinic of the Trinity in Irée The Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit is committed to providing good care services to the poor of Irée and its surroundings. The poverty rate has increased in Nigeria due to the...

PERU

PERU

Aid to two "comedores populares" by Tupac Amaru, Huaura The "comedores populares" or "communal kitchens" in Peru are self-help organizations in which women from different families collectively prepare food that is then consumed in their homes. These collective...

JNVIC

MARREC Marie-Claude

MARREC Marie-Claude

Name in religious life: Sister Claude Michel Year of profession: 1962 Age: 85 years old Born in Morlaix (29) Date and place of the funeral: Friday 26 May 2023 at 2.30 pm., in Saint-Brieuc, Maison-Mère, followed by interment in the Maison-Mère cemetery. Its main...

ACE COP’MONDE Movement: 60 YEARS

ACE COP’MONDE Movement: 60 YEARS

From 11 to 13 April 2023 took place, in the parish of Zamengoue, at the Missionaries of the Sacred- Heart of Mary, Diocese of Obala, Central Region of Cameroon, the closing of the activities of the sixtieth anniversary of the ACE Movement - Catholic Action of...

Reawakening our cultural identity

Reawakening our cultural identity

The 6th Cultural Day of Marie Balavenne Catholic College, Ilogbo, Ogun State, Nigeria, was held on 13th May 2023. The College, one of the leading colleges in the Diocese of Abeokuta and its environs, usually offers students and adults, every year, the opportunity to...

BROUILLARD Giselle

BROUILLARD Giselle

Name in Religion: Sr. Jeanne Antoine Date of Birth/Age: November 20, 1932 age 90 years Date of Profession: August 23, 1952 at the Motherhouse Date of Death: May 6, 2023 Place of Death: St. Joseph Living Center, Windham, CT Date and Time of Funeral: Tuesday May 16,...

Moving forward together

Moving forward together

THE COUNCIL OF THE CONGREGATION is an annual moment of exchange, of sharing, of becoming aware of our realities which are so diverse from one country to another, from one continent to another. From Chile to Nigeria, from France to Cameroon, from the USA to Burkina...

To educate a child is to educate a nation

To educate a child is to educate a nation

It has been three years since the kindergarten of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit of Koudougou in Burkina Faso opened its doors to welcome children from 3 to 5 years old and to accompany them through education, for their intellectual and human development. From May 1...

HENSELMANS Catharina

HENSELMANS Catharina

Name in religious life: Sister Marie Laetitia Year of profession: 1965 Age: 86 years old Born in Eersel. NETHERLANDS Date and place of the funeral: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 10:30 a.m., in Saint-Brieuc, Maison-Mère, followed by interment in the Maison-Mère cemetery....

Let’s dare the future!

Let’s dare the future!

Yes, let's dare to continue the Adventure on the path taken twenty years ago. We have begun this journey with confidence, joy and enthusiasm and here we are at an important turning point: our companions Christiane and Sally are going to pass the baton, the march...

Make Everyday Earth Day

Make Everyday Earth Day

Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970 on April 22nd. Each year there is a wide variety of events marking the day. There are prayers, speakers, music, cleanups, declarations from community and government leaders.The Daughters of the Holy Spirit also commemorated the...

Make Everyday Earth Day

Make Everyday Earth Day

Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970 on April 22nd. Each year there is a wide variety of events marking the day. There are prayers, speakers, music, cleanups, declarations from community and government leaders.The Daughters of the Holy Spirit also commemorated the...