ABOUT US Marie Balavenne Year March 2016 August 2017
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In the vice province of Nigeria we have planned the following activities to celebrate the “year of Marie Balavenne”.
- Common prayer throughout the year to be said by. Prayer cards have been prepared for the year all sisters and novices, all associates and candidates, all postulants and aspirants, all the students in our schools and staff share in the prayer, all workers in our institutions join us in the prayer of Marie Balavenne.
- Inauguration masses to be said in four zones of our vice province, a sister to present a talk on the life of Marie Balavenne during the mass; the masses are to be attended by all sisters and novices, all associates and candidates, all postulants and aspirants, all the students in our schools and staff where possible, all workers in our institutions join us in the prayer at mass of Inauguration of the year of Marie Balavenne where possible.
- A day of exhibition on the life of Marie Balavenne. This will hopefully take place at Ilesa where we have the facility for such big exhibition.
- Some of the schools and hospitals where we work have been randomly selected to visit the motherless homes to be especially present to children in the name of Marie Balavenne during this year of Marie Balavenne.
- A day of seminar/ Reflection/ Recollection on the life of Marie Balavenne and the Charism and Spirituality of the congregation. We also propose linking this reflection with the year of Mercy. This will hopefully take place at Ilesa where we have the facility for such.
- Year of Marie Balavenne Banners: the banners have been made and all communities are to paste the banners in strategic places to proclaim that we are celebrating the year of our foundress.
- T-Shirts customized for the year of Marie Balavenne: the t-shirts are made available to all sisters, Associates, all our collaborators who wish to dress in uniform with us.
- A day to celebrate together, a thanks giving mass, as part of the grand finale and the feast for all sisters, Associates, friends and well wishers.
- Hosting of the African finally professed sisters meeting in August for one week to reflect on the life of Marie Balavenne, the woman of our time. All finally professed sisters from Nigeria, Burkina Faso and Cameroun. See: DHS African International Meeting
Published on 16.08/2016