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Welcome to Our Blog: Mission Moments. We want to share with you some moments of blessing in our lives, moments of encounter, joy, tears, sometimes laughter, - the many varied experiences that come our way as Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary. You are invited to read, respond if you wish, and be with us during these moments of mission. (Editor: Hilary Claffey mshr.)
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Ifendu: The Light of Life IFENDU WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS IN NIGERIA Posted January 2018 By Sister Rose Uchem, MSHR ‘Ifendu,’ in Igbo language, means ‘the light of life;’ the light that comes from increased social awareness, often experienced as an ‘eye-opener.’ IFENDU envisions a new world order in which women and...
STATEMENT FROM VIVAT INTERNATIONAL NIGERIA Posted January 2018 “THAT ALL MAY LIVE IN DIGNITY” At the end of...
Letter from Liberia January 2018 Missionary Sisters of...
My names are Tabitha Bongyuy Mformi, a native of Ndu in the North West Region, Cameroon. I was born by Rev. Mformi Isaiah Komi and of Ma Alice Yuuh Mformi of the Presbyterian Church, Ntundip on March 1972 and was able to walk up to five years. Soon after I had a light fever which ended up to general body paralysis
Sister Franca Onyibor, Missionary Sister of the Holy Rosary, writes about the healing work she and her colleague, Duke, are doing in some of the camps for Internally Displaced People (IDPs) There are 700 people at this camp and they all wished to participate. Sadly, for a start, we are choosing to work with the number we can manage (35) and choosing from those most in need.
By Sister Hilary Lyons. What was Mary doing that evening/morning - setting a fire, chopping vegetables, mending clothes, cleaning up in their hut… when the place lit up around her and a voice said: “Hail Mary full of grace you are very blessed by God!” Mary was startled by other-world contact as we all are, but the voice was soft and reassuring as she heard, “Don’t be afraid Mary, you are going to conceive and bear a son. He will be great, - Son of God… reign for ever... House of Jacob … throne of David…Son of the most High!”
By Sister Nora McNamara mshr. The farmers reporting on the yam-sett project in Igala, Idoma and Tiv, in Benue and Kogi States, said it in these few amazing words: “This is bringing an end to hunger.” It is not often that any project brings such a positive reaction, but this is what the participants say about the AYMT project.
By Sister Franca Onyibor mshr. Franca describes efforts to sow seeds of peace using the skills of Non-Violent Communication in North East Nigeria, where the Boko Haram conflict has been tearing communities apart. She and her colleague, Duke, meet and listen to people on both sides.