IN THE INTERNATIONAL DHS FAMILY
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Sally Tolles, general moderator, Claire Heroux, moderator of the Americas and Christiane Rannou, moderator of Europe met in Chile from November 5th to November 9th 2018.
After our Vice-Provincial Assembly, which took place between September 26th and October 10th in Iquique, a city located in the North of Chile, we had the joy of visiting the communities of Antofagasta and Santiago, to meet the Sisters from the Vice-Province of Chile for the first time, we got to know them and share important moments…
On Saturday, October 13th, members of the three branches of the Congregation gathered in force at the Provincial House in Putnam for their annual Province Day that was capped off with the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Associate Program.
As always, the Daughters of the Holy Spirit from the vice-province of Cameroon took their weekend of reflexion and annual homecoming, from the 21st to the 23th of September, 2018 in Garoua - Cameroon.The reflexion developed was on the following topic: "Together for a true yes following the Christ in an international spiritual family"...
The day of departure had arrived! We , from the international community of Huaura, Peru, were expected in Cajamarca by the associates -Lastenia, Fredes, Esther and Blanca- who unfortunatly won't be able to participate in the gatherings of December 8th and of Pentecost because of the geographical distance. Overnight trip by bus: 735 kms - 12h42. Furthermore Cajamarca is at 2,750 m above sea level!
The silver Jubilee Celebration of our three sisters Priscilla Madumere, Sister Anthonia Ayeni and Sister. Mary Abodunrin began on the 7th of September, 2018, the eve of the celebration. Gathered together for this great occasion were the Daughters of the Holy Spirit family, sisters from other religious congregations, families of the celebrants, friends, parishioners and well-wishers.
It was indeed another step of faith as six young women -Abuka Grace, Ameh Peace, Ewereoke Lydia, Ogungbenle Felicia, Olawoyin Busayo and Oloruntoba Ann- were received into the novitiate on the 8th September, 2018 in the Vice Province of Nigeria.
Following our first article published on July 27th 2018, the school of Spirituality has offered us plenty “Water from the Source,” we have drunk and we wish to share the joy that springs up from this “Source”...
The meeting of the finally professed Daughters of the Holy Spirit sisters took place at Renee Burel Retreat Centre, Ilesa from 6th to 8th July, 2018. 32 sisters were present at the meeting and we were also blessed with the presence of Sr. Agnes Obembe -General Councilor-, Sr. Alberta Some and Sr. Mary Abodunrin -Burkina Faso- who had come to grace the first profession of Amelie Zougmore and her group.
The second school of spirituality, planned for July and August 2018, is being held at the Mother House of the Daughters of the Holy Spirit in Saint-Brieuc in France. For the past two weeks, a group of 13 sisters from different units of the Congregation have come together "to drink from the Source".