Justice and solidarity

Justice and solidarity

To each his own… My share has come!

To each his own… My share has come!

Closing the end of the year full of hope and expectation: that was both the feeling and the conviction we felt when we received the sewing machines on 3 July 2024!  These gifts from Codas-Caritas of the Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon are a concrete expression of...

Promotion of young women

Promotion of young women

Friday 31 May 2024 was a day of celebration at the Centre de Promotion de la Jeune Fille (CPJF) in Touloum, a town in Cameroon's Far North region: we were delighted to celebrate the completion of several girls' training by holding a ceremony to award them their...

Recognition and gratitude

Recognition and gratitude

As part of the jubilee year marking 70 years of the presence of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Cameroon, a pilgrimage and a Mass of thanksgiving were organised on Thursday 30 May in honour of Sister Anne-Marie VOLANT and of all the missionary Daughters of the...

A special day with children

A special day with children

Cameroon. On 25 May 2024, together with other people of goodwill, we organised a day of friendship with disabled children, nursery school children and children from Group II primary school in Touloum -Touloum is a commune in Cameroon's Far North region-. The theme of...

Prison: a place of rebirth

Prison: a place of rebirth

On Sunday 28 April 2024, we, the novices of the Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, went to visit the inmates of the central prison in the town of Ngaoundéré, Cameroon. Knowing their difficult living...

Closer to the most vulnerable…

Closer to the most vulnerable…

On Ash Wednesday 2024, for the Lenten season leading up to Easter, I asked for the grace to be closer to those who suffer, to those in need: the sick, the homeless, the voiceless, the poor who live in misery every day, to be more aware of this category of people whom...

With street children

With street children

Street children are usually left to fend for themselves. With no one to look after them, they often have to do odd jobs to get the meal of the day, beg or steal in order to eat. Sometimes they go for days on end without having anything to eat. At night, these poor...

The “Solidarity Christmas Special” 2023

The “Solidarity Christmas Special” 2023

Listening to "both the clamour of the earth and the clamour of the poor" is the very expression of Pope Francis in his 2015 encyclical letter "Laudato Si'" (no. 49), on safeguarding the common home. It was with this in mind that we once again considered our "Christmas...

First experience of Mission

First experience of Mission

"The first Daughters of the Holy Spirit wanted to live together to serve the poor, the sick and children. They recognised in them the person of Jesus Christ and had great respect for all" Rule of Life, art 1. On 4 September 2023, I began my very first mission in the...

In Cameroon: Foi et Justice

In Cameroon: Foi et Justice

FOI ET JUSTICE is an association that promotes ecology and the preservation of creation.  Food security, the protection of natural resources and the fight against land grabbing are all part of its field of action. The members of this association in the Diocese of...

Our projects

DHS Solidarity Projects

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

PERU

PERU

Help with activities at a community center in Huaura - Peru. A Huaura community center regularly welcomes elderly people to spend time together and engage in income-generating activities: making bags or purses, woolen flowers, dolls, shawls and scarves... The Huaura...

NIGERIA

NIGERIA

Purchase of a knitting machine for the Renée BUREL Center in Ilesa The Congregation of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Nigeria is committed to providing training services to the poor in and around Ilesa. After the closure of the Stephen Social Center, Ilaje,...

CAMEROON

CAMEROON

Support for displaced families in Far North Cameroon For some years now, the Koza pastoral zone in Cameroon’s Far North has been plagued by violence of all kinds. With the repeated attacks of Boko Haram, the precariousness of the populations is very visible....

BURKINA FASO

BURKINA FASO

Project for the partial renovation of the Postulate henhouse in Diébougou The Postulate of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Burkina Faso is located in Diébougou, in the southwest of the country. It is a formation center for young girls seeking to give meaning to...

JNVIC

As the Olympic Games get underway…

As the Olympic Games get underway…

As the Olympic Games get underway in Paris on 26 July 2024, the community of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit - 14 sisters - has been living the spirit of the Games since 12 July in Elven, a French commune in Brittany, highlighting ‘their spirit of cooperation and...

Young, lively, active church

Young, lively, active church

‘Young Church, Living Church, Active Church’ was the slogan of the young people of the ecclesiastical province of Garoua.  Cameroon. Indeed, it was in the dynamism of a living and active Church that the first Provincial Youth Days (JPJ) of the ecclesiastical province...

All responsible for the vitality of the Charism

All responsible for the vitality of the Charism

In Burkina Faso, from 12 to 14 July 2024, we held our vice-provincial assembly in the community of Koudougou.Our assembly consisted of two essential parts: the annual review of community life and economic training. The opening prayer by the Vice-Provincial Council...

Operation “Green Sahel

Operation “Green Sahel

The morning of 6 July 2024 was a special day for us Daughters of the Holy Spirit from the Maroua communities (Galdima, Djarengol and Makabaye neighbourhoods) in Cameroon, known as "Reforestation Day". We and a few friends were on hand to reforest our plot of land in...

I declare the Olympic Games open!

I declare the Olympic Games open!

In Elven, a French commune located in the Morbihan department in the Brittany region, the community of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit - 14 sisters - undertook to inaugurate the great event of the Olympic Games, which will be celebrated in Paris from 26 July to 11...

FILY Anne

FILY Anne

Name in religious life: Sister Marie-Etienne du Christ Year of profession: 1951 Age: 93 years old Born in Trégarantec (29) Date of death: Thursday 11 July 2024 Date and place of funeral: T uesday 16 July 2024 at 14h30, in Plestin-les-Grèves followed by burial in the...

To each his own… My share has come!

To each his own… My share has come!

Closing the end of the year full of hope and expectation: that was both the feeling and the conviction we felt when we received the sewing machines on 3 July 2024!  These gifts from Codas-Caritas of the Diocese of Maroua-Mokolo in Cameroon are a concrete expression of...

Cameroon: Jubilee retreat

Cameroon: Jubilee retreat

From 23 to 30 June, almost all the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in the Vice-Province of Cameroon came together for their annual spiritual retreat at the Procure des missions in Garoua, under the theme "Being at peace with God, with oneself and with others".  As part...

A great final!

A great final!

On Wednesday June 12, 2024, in Maroua - the capital of the Far North region of Cameroon - many people came to the "Jeannette Horbaïta" Center to share the joy of young girls who had reached the end of their training. To ensure the success of this annual event,...

With young people: glimpses of commitments

With young people: glimpses of commitments

Marie-Madeleine and I, Juliette, both from the community of Noisy-le-Grand, a town about twenty kilometres from Paris, were invited to take part on 24 and 25 June in two days organised by the Ensemble Scolaire Françoise Cabrini, a private Catholic school under...