IN THE INTERNATIONAL DHS FAMILY
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Province of England, Ireland, Wales. On a glorious summer’s day, June 26th 2018, Sister Marilou Iway made her first Profession of Vows in the Parish Church of Our Lady, Help of Christians and St Lawrence, Olney, Bucks.
The month of May has been rich in events, rich in grace and joy for all, including: - the 60th anniversary of the creation of our Diocese of Huacho, - the celebration of the feast of Pentecost with the Family, associates and Sisters, - the 25th anniversary of the creation of the Huaura Special College.
Joy and friendship characterised our two meetings as we met the Sisters and our friends among the groups. This year we decided to have two regional meetings: April 28th and May 26th 2018
On Sunday, June 10th, the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Putnam honored their 2018 Jubilarians: the 860 years of service given by their Sisters who celebrated their jubilees in religious life.
Thank you Giovanna for giving us this beautiful intense time of grace with your family. Your deep joy showed your happiness to live this important step. And we keep in our heart the emotion of having heard beautiful biblical songs sung with so much interiority!
Surrounded by my family and by many people who are dear to me during this joyous and recollecting celebration, I pronounced my definitive commitment to the secular branch of the "Daughters of the Holy Spirit", on the Feast of the Body and the Blood of Christ Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, at the Saint-Honoré parish of Eylau. It was a fortunate coincidence which bound my commitment to the date of the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.
From the 3rd to the 6th May, 2018, was held in Rome, in the auditorium of the Antonianium University, an International Symposium organized by the Congregation for the Institutes of the Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life, with the theme: Consecration and consecration by the evangelical counsels. "You will be my people and I will be your God" (Ez 36,28).
What is happening in Questembert -a town from Morbihan in the region of Brittany, France-, this Monday May 21th 2018? In the sisters community, we hear laughter, exclamations, we come in and out… It's the Family of the Daugthers of the Holy Spirit -Sisters, Consecrated laywomen and Associates- who arrived from Vannes, Elven, Loyat, Colpo, from different parts of the county...
Here is some news from our Huaura international community which started up on August 26th, 2017, with the long-awaited arrival of Isabelle, from France, Bernadette, from Cameroon and Pascaline, from Burkina Faso, who joined Héléna and Francy, from France. Their official send off took place at the end of the Marie Balavenne year. We are therefore 5 sisters from 3 different nationalities.
From friday 11th, 4 pm to Saturday,12th, 4 pm, about sixty sisters representing the communities of the Province of France-Belgium gathered at the Mother House in Saint Brieuc, France to study a still relevant topic: how to combine personal fulfillment and community life?
A new feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been decreed by Pope Francis at the beginning of his sixth year as Pope. It will be celebrated on the Monday after Pentecost Sunday each year.
After the work of the Council itself -the implementation of the orientations of each Province and Vice Province and the current issues, especially those concerning-, the far-off preparation of the General Chapter of 2020- we went on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the sisters of this country.
After a hectic trip , for some of us (Air France strike), we arrived in Lima where the 2018 Congregation Council is taking place... Since monday afternoon, as expected we are in council.
The sisters of Latin America send you their best wishes on the occasion of Easter...
March 10th, 2018, in Paris. In the morning, after the exclamations of joy and "hellos", Michèle Le Page, President of the associates of France-Belgium, made the "official welcome" of Sister Jeanne Le Roux, Provincial of the DHS of France-Belgium-Holland, who was kind enough to come share this day with us; of Giovanna Commissionne delegate of the consecrated laymen, of Bernadette and Florence who represented the new associates of this year... and then of all the other associates and Sisters!...
The Associates of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit's General Assembly was held in Lara, Cameroon, on February 24th, 2018, in the presence of Sister Pauline Maïssenso, Vice-Provincial, and the Sister advisers of the different groups...