About 800 people attended the perpetual profession of Sister Hellène Ndèye Sarr, a ceremony presided over by Mgr. Ndiaye, Archbishop of Dakar. Héllène was happy to be among her own for this Big Day. She warmly thanked the people who had accompanied her on her journey. Héllène is principal of the Kër Mother St. Louis School which has a booming population: an 8th class is being built; the Sisters will soon move into their new home, and parents are always willing to join forces. Bentegnier rocks!
The tradition of having a garden near a SCSL Foundation dates back to 1803. We are told by Sister Ria Gerritsen in Led by Love that the ladies of Père Eternel in Vannes grew vegetables to feed the household. A few years from now, the garden of Banankoro will produce fruits and vegetables to feed the Sisters and the people who are involved in the Banankoro social project...
We have a project! More than 40 women signed on for sewing workshops. There is no building as yet; but we have mango trees and a patio! The Project Director, Sister Djitome Imelda Carine, is ready to set up an outdoor space... The Sisters of the community have promised to lend a helping hand. What more could we expect then? Mother St. Louis can only bless this project: it is in direct line with the charism that she has left us.
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24 persons from 7 different countries met in Brittany to experience a delightful and unforgettable event! It was September 2016. It was also a blessed time together when, as associates and companions of local groups, we took the time to stop and think and appreciate our vocation as persons associated with the charism of Blessed Louise-Elisabeth.
Communion of hearts and minds comes easy in that blessed land that saw the birth of our charism. Cultural and personal differences no longer matter. You are convinced that our charism is alive and well, that wherever it spreads, it is a source of comfort, encouragement and enthusiasm for the mission.
Alas! Back at home, ordinary life resumes its course. You therefore have to choose moments to remember. From now on, fall will be that special time to keep the promise to pray for each other.
We could also look forward to a celebration that draws together all the Associates of the Congregation next February 9th. This was the wedding date of Madame Molé, and the date chosen as SCSL ASSOCIATES DAY
Throughout her life, Mother St. Louis was a true witness of charity and mercy. Let us ask that through her intercession we also become "living witnesses of the mercy of the Lord." That was her dearest desire for us, wasn't it?