Justice and solidarity

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,...

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  Week after week, "hummingbirds" collect newspapers, advertisements, outdated magazines, Prions en Eglise, Magnificat, in short, all paper destined for the bin!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,...

Help for displaced persons

Help for displaced persons

On Friday 1st April 2022, we, the sisters of the DHS community in the Djarengol district of Maroua, CAMEROON, went to give aid to displaced persons in Bogo, a village in the Far North region, about twenty kilometres from Maroua. We arrived at the refugee camp...

Our projects

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,...

JNVIC

Jeanne PENNEC

Jeanne PENNEC

Jeanne PENNEC, consecrated laywoman of the Secular Branch "Daughters of the Holy Spirit", France, has just passed away at the age of 92. Her funeral took place on September 21, 2022 in Langolen, Finistère department. She was accompanied by her nephews and nieces, her...

USA. Celebration for Dom Jean Leuduger

USA. Celebration for Dom Jean Leuduger

On a beautiful late summer day in September, nearly 60 women gathered at the Daughters of the Holy Spirit Congregation Center -in Putnam, USA-, to remember and honor the memory of the man/priest who helped found the congregation in 1706. Dom Jean Leuduger was a native...

HELIAS Marie-Thérèse

HELIAS Marie-Thérèse

Sister's name: Sister Marie-Thérèse de Saint-Joseph Year of profession: 1950 Age: 94 years old Born in Quimper (29) Date and place of the funeral: Wednesday 14 September at 2.30pm, in Saint-Brieuc, Maison-Mère. His main obediences : Landivisiau - Plouénan -...

Consecrated life in the heart of the world

Consecrated life in the heart of the world

The International General Assembly of the Secular Branch "Daughters of the Holy Spirit", gathering delegates from the USA, Chile and France as well as a candidate from Peru, from 25 to 31 August 2022, in Ile Blanche -France-, ended with great joy and in a great...

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...

Crystal wedding

Crystal wedding

"The Lord did wonders for me, holy is his name" Lk 1:49 We, Angela, Justine, Marcelline, Alice, Lydia, Rolande and Pascaline, how can we not borrow the words of Mary's thanksgiving hymn to give thanks to God for the gift of vocation when our different missions are...

In Nigeria, Sister Teresa BUCKLEY, icon of faith

In Nigeria, Sister Teresa BUCKLEY, icon of faith

On Thursday, August 25, 2022, the Catholic Diocese of Oshogbo and the Vice-Province of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Nigeria gathered at St Lawrence's Catholic Church, Ilesa, for a Mass of Thanksgiving in honour of Sister Teresa BUCKLEY -of the Province of...

With Sister Angela, 107 years old!

With Sister Angela, 107 years old!

How beautiful are your works How great are your works, Lord! You fill us with joy! Yes, we are filled with joy on this day when we celebrate, with our Sister Angèle, the 107 years of her life since her birth in Saint-Pierre-Quilbignon, near Brest, in Brittany. France....

A retreat like no other

A retreat like no other

From 1 to 9 August 2022, all of us, Sisters of the Vice-Province of Burkina Faso, were gathered in the monastery of Bafo. In this year of the celebration of 25 years of our presence in this country in the Diocese of Diébougou, we lived a retreat different from those...

End of School Year Celebration

End of School Year Celebration

At the end of each school year, the school celebrates the graduation of Primary 6 students who are entering secondary school and Nursey 2 students who are moving on to primary school. This year 2021/2022, the ceremony at Maryland Catholic Nursery/Primary School,...