The camp of the DHS Aspirants in Cameroon took place on 10-13 April 2017, bringing together thirteen young girls from Maroua-Mokolo and Yagoua dioceses, accompanied by five Sisters... The basic sharing with the aspirants and theme of the session was “Marie Balavenne, foundress of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit”.
On Saturday, January 21st the whole world seemed to rally under a united banner to advance the cause of justice and to protect basic human/women’s rights. Marches in Paris, London, Sidney, etc., underscored the seriousness of this purpose and the involvement of millions of people around the globe.
A few echoes from Mbang, a village situated in the eastern region of Cameroon...
This was the 5th time -an event which takes place every second year- that the local pastoral youth movement around Ploërmel, at the very heart of Brittany, France, enacted a living Christmas crib. This year, it was on Saturday 10 December at Loyat… as at Bethlehem 2000 years ago. Lots of people answered to the invitation: the church was crowded with 500 people or so!
I have been privileged to be a member of the team who accompanied Noël up to his ordination as a permanent deacon, and his wife Liliane.
On Sunday 25 September 2016, the Daughters of the Holy Spirit were invited by the town council of Le Cellier, a town situated to the West of France, not far from Nantes, to take part in an impressive celebration: a representative of the Israeli Embassy was to award the Medal and Certificate of honor -the highest distinction used by the State of Israel- to four members of a local family, three of them posthumously.
On 30 July 2017, we assembled at the Mother House, a significant place for us, to give thanks for the 60 years of religious life in the Congregation.
"If a responsability has been given to you, accept it in a spirit of service in the foot prints of christ the servant "gentle and humble of heart" Statues 29. The regional council of the secular branch of Europe has just been renewed: Christiane Rannou has been named regional regulator, Giovanna Commissione and Marie Therese Mochet are the councillors. In accordance with our statues they have been appointed for 3 years.
Smiles, whispered and loudly proclaimed hello’s and how are you’s, hugs, kisses, Oh my goshes and is it really you? were seen and heard on this late June Saturday morning that promised bright sunshine after downpours and hours of catching up after long periods of separation. This was the long-awaited day of the DHS extended family picnic that would gather the Sisters, the Associates, the Consecrated Seculars and former DHS.
Name in religious life: Sister Marie Christine Year of religious profession: 1953 Age: 89 years old
Suzanne KERDREUX - Name in religious life: Sister Marie-Luc - Her funeral will take place on Wednesday, August 16, in Saint Brieuc, at 2.30, followed by the inhumation in the cemetery of the Mother house.
The challenge of maintaining aid and solidarity here in order to support projects over there is always a reality. The projects presented in preceding bulletins are beginning to bear fruit.
To restore the chicken coops and construct an adequate and more secure rabbit : 1250 €
To create a solidarity fund to help with the cost of schooling and the purchase of school supplies or books : 4850 €
Acquiring tools for agriculture, kitchen equipment, or sewing equipment, computer equipment : 7250 €
1/ Financing the education of the young for a school year : 2000 € / year 2/ Assist in the financing of the formation of the blind : 2150 € / year