The MSOLA (Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa) in the Netherlands reopened their exhibition “The White Caravan” in the Center of the Religious Heritage in Sint Agatha (near Nijmegen), an exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the “Lavigerie Family” (the Missionaries of Africa and the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa).
The religious ceremony took place on 29 April 2018 in the presence of Sister MacDonald, MSOLA Superior in the United Kingdom and Fr. Jozef de Bekker, Provincial Delegate of the Missionaries of Africa in the Netherlands.
The celebration was animated by the Parish Choir of St. Charles Lwanga in The Hague and the 150 people present at the celebration ended up being drawn to the festive dance.
The exhibition is open until 21 October 2018 and, in the meantime, five lectures will be given :
- 20th of May: Dr. Thera Rasing, gender-anthropologist, speaking about the influence of mission on the position of women and girls in Zambia.
- 1st of July: Dr. Ralf Bodelier, theologian/philosopher/journalist, who speaks about positive news from Africa and his experiences in Malawi. He is the director of media-platform World’s Best News.
- 9th of September: Prof. Frans Wijsen talks about ‘reversed mission’, the presence of foreign religious in NL.
- 30th of September: Teacher Marielle Polman speaks about Ubuntu-philosophy, which is very trending nowadays.
- 21st of October: M.Afr. Jozef de Bekker talks about mission today and the future of MSOLA and M.Afr. and our priorities. This is WorldMissionDay and then the exhibition closes down.
To know more, please consult the website of the MSOLA in The Netherlands :
and the website of the Religious Heritage Center : www.erfgoedkloosterleven.nl
Here are the photos of the 29th Aprile 2018 :