Justice and solidarity

Justice and solidarity

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,...

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

“Together, responsible for the management of goods”

“Together, responsible for the management of goods”

From time to time, we need to readjust ourselves, to see where we are in relation to everything in our lives. For this reason, in Vice-Province, we took time for an economic assembly. This assembly was held from 14 to 15 January 2023 in Maroua at the Vice-Provincial...

Young children caring for our “Common House”

Young children caring for our “Common House”

Taking care of our "Common House", as suggested in Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', is the responsibility of everyone, big or small, rich or poor. With this in mind, at the Saint-Esprit nursery school in Koudougou, Burkina Faso, we are trying to communicate to...

CROTEAU Clémence

CROTEAU Clémence

Sister's name: Sister Marie Clément Year of profession: 1949 Age: 96 years old Date in born: 3 août 1927 Date of Death: February 1, 2023 Place of Death: St Joseph Living Center, Windham, CT Date and Time of Funeral: Wednesday February 8, 2023 11:00 AM Place of...

WALSH Margaret Adrian Teresa

WALSH Margaret Adrian Teresa

Sister's name: Sister Margaret Mary Year of profession: 1951 Age: 91 years old Born in Co. Galway, IRLANDE -   01. 01. 1932 Date and place of the funeral: Date to be arranged - Olney UK Community: Burlington Hall Her principal obedience’s/ places of ministry...

Poligny, 2nd February 2003-2023

Poligny, 2nd February 2003-2023

"A little light born in the 12th century"…  « It is the Holy Spirit who unites people together. It is he who brings union and peace to religious communities where all goods are in common, the temporal as well as the spiritual. » (p.91, book Jean Leuduger, Selected...

HUGUET Marie-Thérèse

HUGUET Marie-Thérèse

Sister's name: Sister Marie de Saint Louis Year of profession: 1948 Age: 87 years old Born in Saint-Dolay (56) Date and place of the funeral: Wednesday 25 January 2023, at 2.30 pm, in Sainte-Anne d'Auray, followed by burial in the cemetery of Sainte-Anne d'Auray. Its...

GARRIGUE Suzanne Marie

GARRIGUE Suzanne Marie

Name in religious life: Sister Suzanne Marie GARRIGUE Year of profession: 1986 Age: 89 ans years old Born in Sarlat (24) Date and place of the funeral: Tuesday 24 January at 14h30, in Saint-Brieuc, Maison-Mère, followed by burial in the Maison-Mère cemetery. Main...

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...

Cameroon: 18 new Associates of the DHS

Cameroon: 18 new Associates of the DHS

On 8 January 2023, in the sacred area of the parish of Our Lady of Light of Touloum, Diocese of Yagoua, we had the grace and joy of celebrating the solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, better still: the admirable manifestation of God to men.The officiant was Father...

Living in the Spirit, in the heart of the world

Living in the Spirit, in the heart of the world

Profession of vows, in SECULAR BRANCH in Santiago de Chile, on Saturday 7 January 2023, by Laura Lara and Laura Oyanadel. Simplicity, fraternity, gratitude and a message full of faith and hope is what we can value from this beautiful liturgical act lived. Following...