IN THE INTERNATIONAL DHS FAMILY
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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".
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?