Ifendu the Light of Life

Empowering women in rural areas, helping them with literacy skills and business skills, and teaching them how to diversify their sources of income, as well as increasing self-esteem and enabling them to stand up and talk in public, these are some of the life-enriching skills women learn from “Ifendu” which has truly become their Light...

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The wonderful generosity of people who are suffering themselves

Sister Mercy writes from Cameroon, where there are many people displaced by civil conflict.   In Morning Star Primary School we have inclusive education.  We have speech-impaired and hard of hearing children and a good number of internally displaced orphans and vulnerable children. When members of the Christian Family Movement heard of us they decided...

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The Annunciation March 25th

The Angel Gabriel tells Mary she will have a child – the Son of God. Mary give praise to God in the Magnificat.  Luke 1:26-38.  Mary’s Song of Praise, Luke 1:46-55  The poem is by Sister Mary Alexis (Helen) Devine  mshr “Yahweh, I kept my soul a tabernacle, a tent all swept and cool,   ...

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Brazil

Espaco Viva Mulher    Sister Augustina Obi and Sister Helen Ohiemi  work with vulnerable women in Feira De Santana-Bahia, Brazil. Espacio viva Mulher: The Women’s Space, is a Social Pastoral Ministry with an ecumenical bias, a meeting place for people and community.     Our commitment is to the most impoverished people: we work with...

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The Sitio in Sao Paulo

Sister Ann Griffin tells about a special day for the people of the Favella in Sao Paulo, Brazil.     One of the Spiritans has a small patch of land on the city outskirts called a Sitio (small garden, green area).  It has a lovely pond, trees, small vegetable garden, flowers, walking areas, a chapel, a...

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A Marathon of Prayer to end Human Trafficking

 Sister Mercy Wanguna in Cameroon works at first hand to alert young women to the dangers of human trafficking, and helps those who have been trafficked to build a new life. On the feast of St Bakhita, Mercy set out to awaken the whole world to the issue of human trafficking and violence against women...

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Manna from the bowels of the earth

Heavenly Manna from the bowels of the earthSister Sabina Anokwu recalls the days of the Biafran war, the terrible starvation, and the gift of precious food that was sent by God.    The Biafra /Nigeria war lasted from 1967 to 1970.  During the terrible time at the peak of the war people of Biafra were...

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Little Francis visits the crib.

Sister Mary O’Shea recalls a story from her days in Cameroon      Francis was born in Cameroon.  He was a bright, quiet little boy.  When he was seven years’ old he complained to his father and mother that some local people were worrying him in his dreams and he was very frightened. His father took...

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Go ye afar

Go Ye Afar,  An African Memoir by Dr Eileen Keane, Holy Rosary Sister. “This is a story that needs to be told,”  said Dr Edmond Prendiville at the launching of Sister Eileen’s book, on Saturday October 30th 2021 in the Jesuit Provincialate, Milltown Park, Dublin. Eileen is a born story teller and describes vividly what...

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Final Profession

In the Cathedral in Bamenda, Cameroon, seven Sisters make their Final Profession, dedicating their lives to God forever as Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary. As Missionary Sisters: to live in a community alive with the joy of the Gospel, united in the call to serve; To go beyond the boundaries of their own country...

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