Audience with the Pope – address of the Pope

Most of us were very excited on Friday the 8th of February, as we were being invited by the successor of Peter at a private audience in the Vatican. The two General Councils, brothers and sisters from the two congregations, a few provincials already in the house for the forthcoming provincials’ encounter with the GC, some 80 persons all together were well in time to meet the Pope at 11am. The number of steps we had to climb was, to the least, very impressive, but finally there we were in the Clementine Hall, waiting for our Brother and Pastor Francis. A very official encounter, very comforting and meaningful to each one of us.

Here is the text of his address to us. The original was in Italian, we had a French translation. This English version is a translation from the French by your servant, with the help of the very good software deepl.com

Dear brothers and sisters,,

It is with great joy that I welcome you to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Society of Missionaries of Africa and the Congregation of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa. In thanking your Superiors General for the words they have addressed to me, I wish to express my cordial greetings and spiritual closeness, as well as through you, to all the members of your Institutes, present in Africa and in other parts of the world. Thank you for the service of the mission of the Church, lived with passion and generosity, in fidelity to the evangelical insights of your common founder, Cardinal Lavigerie.

Over the past three years, you have been preparing to celebrate this jubilee. As members of the great “Lavigerie family”, you have returned to your roots, you have looked back on your history with gratitude, to give you the means to live your present commitment with a renewed passion for the Gospel, and to be sowers of hope. With you, I give thanks to God, not only for the gifts he has given to his Church through your Institutes, but also and above all, for the fidelity of his love that you celebrate with this Jubilee. May this Jubilee Year strengthen in you the assurance that “God is faithful, he who has called you to live in communion with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord” (1 Cor 1:9). May your consecration, your ministry thus be able to manifest concretely, in your fraternal life and in your various commitments, the fidelity of God’s love and its closeness, to sow hope in the hearts of those who are wounded, tested, discouraged, and who feel abandoned so often.

Dear friends, you know that when Bishop Lavigerie, then Archbishop of Algiers, was led by the Spirit to found the Society of Missionaries of Africa, then the Congregation of Missionary Sisters, he had in his heart the passion for the Gospel and the desire that it be proclaimed to all, making himself “everything to all” (cf. 1 Cor 9:22). For this reason, your roots are marked by Mission ad extra; it is in your DNA. Thus, following in the footsteps of your founder, your primary concern, your holy concern, “is that so many of our brothers and sisters live without the strength, light and consolation of the friendship of Jesus Christ, without a community of faith that welcomes them, without a horizon of meaning and life” (Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, n. 49). But, in the light of the journey made since your foundation, you know that the proclamation of the Gospel is not synonymous with proselytism; it is this dynamic that leads us to be close to others, to share with them the gift received, the encounter of love that has changed your life and that has led you to choose to consecrate your life to the Lord Jesus, Gospel for the life and salvation of the world. It is always with him, through him and in him that the mission is lived. So I encourage you to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus Christ, so that you never forget that the true missionary is first and foremost a disciple. Have at heart to cultivate this particular bond that unites you to the Lord, by listening to his Word, celebrating the Sacraments and serving the brother, so that your words and actions may manifest his presence, his merciful love, his compassion to those to whom the Spirit sends you and leads you. May the celebration of your jubilee thus help you to become “nomads for the Gospel”, men and women who are not afraid to go into the deserts of this world and seek together the means to lead their fellow human beings to this oasis that is the Lord, so that the living water of his love may quench all their thirst.

May this Jubilee Year also contribute to the development of fraternal bonds between you, because the proclamation of the Gospel can only be lived at the price of true missionary communion. With the strength of the Holy Spirit, be witnesses to this hope which does not disappoint (Cf. Rm 5:5), despite the difficulties. In fidelity to your roots, do not be afraid to venture out on the paths of mission, to witness that “God is always a newness, which urges us to leave without respite and move beyond what is known, towards the peripheries and borders” (Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et exsultate, n. 135). May the Holy Spirit make you build bridges between people. Where the Lord has sent you, contribute to the growth of a culture of encounter; continue to be the servants of a dialogue that, while respecting differences, knows how to be enriched by the difference of others. And I thank you in particular for the work you have already done in the service of dialogue with Islam, with our Muslim sisters and brothers. Through the style and simplicity of your lifestyle, you also demonstrate the need to take care of our common home, the land. Finally, in the wake of Cardinal Lavigerie, be sowers of hope, fighting against all current forms of slavery. Always seek to be close to the small and the poor, to those who expect, at the periphery of our societies, to be recognized in their dignity, to be welcomed, protected, raised, accompanied, promoted and integrated.

With this hope, by entrusting you to the Lord, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Africa, I give you and all the members of your communities the Apostolic Blessing and I call upon God’s blessings on those whose lives you share, where the Lord has sent you. And, please, don’t forget to pray for me. Thank you.

Pope Francis, 
February 8th, 2019

Interviews after the opening in Rome

After the opening Eucharistic celebration in Rome, some eight participants were interviewed by Freddy Kyombo. The editing is by your servant. These are the ones who were interviewed:

  1. Sister Justice Tao, of the Sisters of the Annunciation of Bobo Dioulasso (one of the congregations founded by the Lavigerie Family) (in French)
  2. Sister Bernadette Njekwe, smnda (in French)
  3. Father Rigobert Kiungu, sj (in French)
  4. Mgr François Bousquet, Rector of the Church of Saint-Louis des Français (in French)
  5. Sister Carmen Sammut, Superior General of the MSOLA (in French with English subtitles) @ time 7:41
  6. Father Stanley Lubungo, Superior General of the MAfr (in French with English subtitles) @ time 15:31
  7. Father Ted Masiya Chigamba, diocesan priest from Malawi residing at the Generalate
  8. Father Prosper Harelimana, MAfr

And here is the video of the interviews:

n.b.: You will find all the videos on this “playlist”.

Philippe Docq

 

Opening of the Jubilee Year in Rome

Most provinces and sectors celebrated the opening of the Jubilee Year on December 8, 2018. But in Rome, we could not celebrate that day because the bishops of Algeria had decided to beatify the 19 martyrs of Algeria on that December 8. The superiors general of our two missionary institutes in Africa, White Fathers and White Sisters, had to be present in Oran (Algeria) that day, especially since four of our confreres were among the 19 blessed ones. The following week, it was the official opening of the Jubilee Year at the international level in Tunis, an opening wonderfully prepared by the Missionaries of Africa and the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa present in the Maghreb. There, once again, our superiors had to be present. We obviously could not celebrate in Rome without them. Thus the date of Saturday 26 January 2019 was set as the official opening date of the Jubilee Year. As a reminder, this Jubilee Year will end at the end of the year with an international celebration in Namugongo, Uganda.

It was therefore last Saturday, January 26, 2019, that we celebrated with the Church of Rome, but also with the many representatives of the male and female missionary institutes present in Rome. We wanted to celebrate the event in the Church of St. Louis of the French, which is located in the historic centre of Rome, a stone’s throw from the famous Piazza Navona. As its name suggests, this church is the place of worship of the French residing in Rome, but also of all the French who pass through Rome, on pilgrimage or simply as tourists. Besides, this church is also famous because it houses some paintings, and not the least, of Caravaggio, the famous 16th century Italian painter. But that is not the reason for our choice.  In fact, our founder, Charles Martial Allemand Lavigerie, was ordained bishop in this church on March 22, 1863. The celebration of 150 years of existence was therefore the perfect opportunity to honour this place with our presence and leave a mark. Thus was born the idea of asking the rector of the church, Monsignor François Bousquet, for permission to place a souvenir plaque somewhere on the estate. Our request was accepted by the French Embassy, since this territory is, de facto, French territory, and a marble plaque was blessed on Saturday, which will be placed on one of the walls near the sacristy.

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, accepted our invitation to be the main celebrant of our celebration. In his high-level homily, in Italian (!!!), he gave a very detailed account of the work of Cardinal Lavigerie and the institutes he founded, for the development of the Church in Africa, but also for the dignity of African peoples, and then invited us to give thanks to God for the foundation of all these churches in Africa, as well as for the establishment of charitable and developmental works. He then commented on the “coincidence” of our anniversary with Pope Francis’ desire to renew the missionary impetus of the Church next October, on the occasion of the centenary of the promulgation of Pope Benedict XV’s Apostolic Letter Maximum Illid; he concluded by giving three recommendations: fraternity as a new frontier of Christianity, evangelization as a concrete experience of the encounter of peoples in search of meaning in listening and respect, the Church carrying signs of God’s blessing for all men and women beyond established ecclesial structures.

You will find here a more complete summary of his homily, as well as a link to the original in Italian.

The celebration began at 11 a.m. in a full church. We had widely invited the missionary congregations present in Rome, the educational institutions, the ambassadors of the African countries in which we are present, friends and acquaintances. The entrance procession, as you can see in the video clip below, was impressive. The white sisters in the lead were followed by the many concelebrant priests, more than eighty apparently. The Mass will be rather very Roman, even if the songs and dances of the choir and (especially) of our dear White Sisters will no doubt have invited some local Christians to discover another cultural facet of the universal Church.

As prayer intentions, we had planned to bring symbols in a dancing procession, presented and accompanied by prayers. This was probably one of the great moments of the celebration, apart from the sacramental encounter with Christ.

The Jubilee logo

Give thanks to the Lord ... make known among the people’s his deeds.”

150 years ago, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, Cardinal Lavigerie founded the Missionaries of Africa and the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa in Algeria . Blessed are you, Lord, for the faith, love for Africa and zeal that animated our Founder, our first Superior General, Mother Mary Salome and ail our predecessors in this vocation . Send your blessing on our two missionary families and on all your children . Make us artisans of justice, peace and reconciliation.

The chains

“This is what pleas es me: unfasten the unjust chains, undo the bonds of the yoke, free all those who are oppressed and break ail slaveries .”

Cardinal Lavigerie fought slavery. Today, we are the witnesses of new forms of slavery, which imprisons our brothers and sisters: human trafficking, trafficking linked to immigration, unpaid work, all sorts of abuse . Let us pray for the victims, for their persecutors, that all may regain their human dignity and live as children of God. May the Spirit of Christ inspire us so that, wherever we are, we maybe a source of life to all.

The candle

“You are the light of the world and sait of the earth.”

150 years ago, our brothers and sisters, seized by the love of Christ, responded generously to the Lord’s call for the evangelization of Africa and the African world. Like this lighted candle, they agreed to melt away in order to light up, in one way or another, the faith, and life of their human brothers and sisters. Give us Lord today, the ability to discern the needs of our world and respond generously to them, bringing – like our elders – light, joy and hope to those who need it so much.

The Congregations’ tree

Cardinal Lavigerie told the first Missionaries “You are initiators; the lasting work will be done by the Africans themselves, who will, in turn, became apostles themselves”. These words have become a reality today. The sons and daughters of Africa proclaim the Good News more or less all over the world. This tree of African Congregations is a symbol of the support of our two Institutes, which accompanied them on their first steps. Lord, we thank you for your work in Africa and we ask you to pour out abundantly your graces on your Church in Africa so that she may be ever more faithful to you and continue to grow in your love.

The flowers

“That al! may be one in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”

With their many different colours, these flowers make a marvellous bouquet, in the image of our diversity in communities. It is a richness to be lived and shared in our multicultural societies, where differences can be a source of conflict and exclusion. Give us the grace, Lord, to witness ever more to your unconditional love for every human being.

A basket of fruit

“By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit …”

God full of love and goodness, we thank you for the gifts of your creation: for our Earth, its beauty, and richness, for the rich heritage we enjoy. We entrust to you those who make decisions about the earth’s resources, so that we canuse your gifts responsibly and become true guardians of your creation.

Bread and Wine

“And I consecrate myself for them, so that they may also may be consecrated in truth.”

With this bread and wine, we bring you, Lord, all the young people in formation in the universal Church. The Church still needs missionaries. We pray for these young men and women who will continue your mission of evangelization. May they be driven by a love for you and for humanity in order to pass on the values of the Gospel and to make you known where you are not yet known.

The chalices of Cardinal Lavigerie, Bishop Livinhac and Father Voillard

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our two Institutes, we also want to give thanks for those who have continued the work of the founder. Three of the chalices we use today are those of Cardinal Lavigerie and of two of his successors who continued and strengthened bis missionary charism in Africa, Bishop Leon Livinhac and Father Paul Voillard. One of the altar cloth has been embroidered by Maghrebian women trained by our first sisters. They are used today for this thanksgiving.

The celebration then took place as planned by the liturgy. Eucharistic prayer number 3. Before the final blessing, Cardinal Filoni went down to the memorial plaque to bless it.

Philippe Docq, M.Afr.

 

Dr. John Borelli on Nostra Aetate

Dr. John Borelli is special assistant for Catholic identity and dialogue to President John J. DeGioia of Georgetown University. Borelli has been at Georgetown University since 2004, where he teaches, manages conferences and events, coordinates dialogue and mission for the Jesuit Conference, facilitates workshops, and promotes university relations with offices and institutes of the Holy See.

Dr. J. Borelli accepted to talk to us, in the framework of our Roman conferences, about Nostra Aetate, one of his areas of expertise.
And if you want to know more about Dr. Borelli, follow this link.

The Generalate in festive mode

In Rome, as part of the commemorations of the Jubilee Year of our Foundation and of that of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa, Cardinal Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, will preside over a Solemn Mass in the Saint Louis des Français Church on Saturday, January 26 at 11 hours. On this occasion, a commemorative plaque in memory of Cardinal Lavigerie our Founder will be placed in the same Church where he was ordained Bishop in March 1863.

On February 8, Pope Francis will receive us together with the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa in a private audience.

Stay tuned!

The Mission as a transmission

As part of the 150th anniversary of the Lavigerie Family Foundation (MAfr and MSOLA), we welcomed, on the 19th January, Father Antoine de Padoue Pooda, priest of the diocese of Gawa in Burkina Faso. He was successively a professor in a small seminary, a parish priest and then was sent to Rome to study Missiology. After obtaining his PhD, he returned to Burkina before being called back to teach Missiology at the Roman Urbaniana University. This conference is in French only.

Return to the Source : Day Four and Five

Rome, December 19. Dear brothers and sisters, if the first three days of our pilgrimage to the source were of intense spiritual depth, the fourth and fifth days were even more so, a true crowning of 150 years of Mission, in the Maghreb of course, but also everywhere else in Africa and in the world. When a fireworks display is fired to celebrate an event – the French, for example, are used to it on July 14 – the last shots are particularly rich in colour, saturation and detonations and are called the apotheosis of the fireworks display. This is how I felt on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16 in La Marsa, Tunis and Carthage. A grandiose apotheosis!

Saturday morning, the bus came to pick us up in La Marsa to take us to the IBLA (Institut des Belles Lettres Arabes) where we met those who were staying at the diocesan institute. I will not reproduce here the words of the IBLA Director, our colleague Bonaventura Benjamin Mwenda, because the content was almost identical to the article he wrote to us in Petit Echo n° 1084, which you will find here. While Bonaventura spoke mainly about the present and future of the institute, André Ferré (84) spoke mainly about the past, and particularly about the painful event of the IBLA fire, in which one of our colleagues died and a large part of the IBLA books were destroyed by fire or by the water used by the fire brigade. He recalled the radical questioning of our presence through this institute, which is mainly dedicated to intellectual dialogue with Tunisians and to the academic support offered to Tunisian high school and university students. The secretary of the institute told us about the IBLA journal, which has never ceased to exist since its foundation, even if today the editorial board is exclusively Tunisian. The other members of the community intervened here and there with great enthusiasm, even our brother John McWilliam, who had to leave the IBLA, which he loved particularly, to dedicate himself to his diocese of Laghouat-Ghardaïa. We enjoyed the very tasty pastries that made us lick our lips during the long talks of our confreres and then, in groups, we visited the house which was finally well restored after the 2010 fire.

Fire that destroyed IBLA in 2010

We went down to the city centre and the Cathedral through the Medina. We were warned to stay together and be very careful with our bags, laptops and other cameras. Despite this, one of our confreres from Sfax had his mobile phone stolen. We had to hurry because a restaurant had been booked for a very specific time. I put this link found on the Internet to give you a little idea of the Medina.

After the meal, we returned to La Marsa where we had on the program testimonies about the Martyrdom of our four confreres who died in Tizi-Ouzou. The “panel” was composed of Sister Chantal Van Calck, who was a young WS profess at the time and who was supposed to start the Library project in Tizi-Ouzou with Christian Chessel, Brother Jan Heuft who had known our four confreres well, a (relatively) young confrere Vincent Kyererezi who is only connected to the four martyrs through his first appointment to Tizi-Ouzou, and finally, and certainly not the least, the Archbishop of Algiers, the Jesuit Paul Desfarges.  The testimonies were of an unusual density and extremely emotional. Interventions of a very high level, both on Saturday and on Sunday. It must be said that we had three bishops at all times: in addition to Bishop Desfarges, there were Archbishop Ilario Antoniazzi of Tunis and our colleague Bishop John McWilliam. The conditions under which I recorded the conference were not good, especially at the very beginning, but you should be able to follow it confortably enough… in French though!

The day wasn’t over yet. We were going to celebrate the Eucharist with Bishop Paul Desfarges, a very simple and holy man, as our main celebrant.

This is Bishop Desfarges’ homily recorded in French, and here is the text, translated in ENGLISH.

 

Return to the source : Day three

La Marsa (Tunis), 14th December 2018. Popular wisdom sees rain as a blessing. So we are not complaining. On the contrary, the rain will inspire us all along the way to imagine these men, women, young people and children, many of whom live in precarious conditions, and to pray that they may find more and more dignity, peace and joy in their lives. The journey to Thibar will be long, very long: 170 kilometres, with traffic jams at the beginning and winding mountain roads afterwards.

But what a joy to arrive in Thibar, this high place in our history! Many of our elders would have been happy to accompany us. Jean Fontaine is a privileged man, too happy to share some information and memories with us. As the bus approached the former scholasticate, I saw myself, barely a week ago, going through the photos in the archives. Thus, this scholasticate still exists, practically as it did at the beginning, at least in its external structure.

As we got off the bus, we were greeted by a man with an abundant smile, flanked by several colleagues and at least one policeman, who will supervise us throughout our visit. After all, we are not just anyone. We are White Fathers and White Sisters, whose ancestors created everything in the region. Very soon, we will realize that the principal and his school of agriculture and livestock breeding see themselves as the proud heirs of all this heritage created by our ancestors for the highest glory of God and the dignity of every man and woman.

We are welcomed in a conference room with water and fruit juices. The principal presents his school and his future development projects to us through a “powerpoint” presentation. He slipped old photos here and there into the presentation as if to show his attachment and gratitude to those who started it all here. There is even a photo of White Father scholastics. Jean Fontaine no longer keeps into place, approaches, looks more closely and declares turning around: “it’s Kalilombe”… the only African in this promotion of 1957, the year of my birth!

He then takes us through the main building, we pass through the corridors and climb the stairs where so many of our elders hurried to arrive in time for prayer or for class. That’s very impressive! We only see the upper part of the large chapel which has been divided in two in height and in several classes also on the surface.

We go out, it still rains. We therefore board the bus that will take us a few hundred meters further to the place called “La Cave” to which the wine cellar – the “Cave à vin” – has given its name. We enter the antechamber of a reception room in the centre of which we see a carved table and its heavy chairs, undoubtedly from the prime times. In the antechamber, a bottle of Thibarine is on display, as well as two bottles of wine, and in front of the bottles, ready for tasting, glasses half full of these precious liquids that continue to be produced since the White Fathers planted the vine over a hundred years ago. We see the eyes of the school principal and the person in charge of the Cellar sparkling with pride, rightly so. I ask one of the escorts if he drinks wine. He makes me understand in approximate French that he doesn’t drink it… today. It is true that it is Friday, the day of Prayer at the Mosque. But in Tunisia, people work on Fridays and rest on Sundays!

The rain continues its work and soaks the ground. It will be impossible for us to reach the cemetery, as we would risk getting the bus stuck in the mud. We will pray for our brothers and sisters Missionaries who died in Thibar, during the evening mass, presided this time by Didier Sawadogo. The latter will reflect so well what we all feel. We had to leave Thibar, but the Mission of “putting Human Beings upright” continues within the walls of the former scholasticate through this man with an abundant smile, so proud of a school that gives young people the ability to develop and live in dignity.

Sister Cécile could not be with us today, but she had prepared a booklet for the guide which you will certainly read with pleasure and interest.

Philippe Docq, M.Afr.

 
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Return to the Source : Day two

La Marsa (Tunis), 13th December 2018. This is the second day of our pilgrimage to the source. Technically, it’s the first day because yesterday we arrived from all over the world. We are about 45, White Fathers and White Sisters, and also some sisters from the MSOLA family and a former Polish White Father candidate who came to report on the 150th anniversary for a Polish Catholic magazine. The organization is excellent: the two leaders are Fr. Markos and Sr. Spesioza for logistics, but many will provide various animation services, among others.

An excellent little booklet was distributed to us, which includes the programs, schedules, common prayers, and especially historical and even spiritual contents following the circuit of our pilgrimage. The confreres and sisters who prepared everything did not cheat us. I will make this booklet available to you as soon as I get a PDF copy, so you can follow the same pilgrimage, minus maybe the local colours, the smells and the Tunisian kindness.

“This first itinerary is intended to be both a discovery and a spiritual journey in the footsteps of the ancient Church of Africa, Lavigerie and the White Fathers and White Sisters in Tunisia.” This introduction describes well what we will do throughout the day.

As some of us live in La Marsa, about thirty kilometres from the City Centre of Tunis, and the others live in the Diocesan House in the city, we met at around 9am. We “registered” and chose one of the four badge colours available. We were then invited to meet by colour, now part of this “sharing team” defined by the chosen colour. Everyone could express their prayers of expectation for this pilgrimage. Already, hearts were opening to a grace that would be abundant.

We boarded a large bus that will take us from one place to another in the suburbs of La Marsa and Carthage where we have seen and sometimes visited places rich in culture, the history of Christian martyrs from antiquity and the modern establishment of a Church… which will not succeed in convincing a Muslim world very proud of its culture. All of this was imbued with the strong and radical words of “Lavigerie”, our founding Father who, with Mother Salome, realized many of his visions, many of which were often very audacious.

We start by discovering the places where we live: the Chapel Lavigerie, Villa Odo, first residence acquired by the Cardinal, which has now become the Charles de Foucault monastery, and the first building built by the Cardinal, which will quickly become a junior seminary and has now become the property of the diocese, which rents the first floor to a local primary school.

The bus will stop several times to show us the Perret Institute, the many archaeological discoveries of Bishop Delattre, including the remains of the Majorum Basilica, as well as the amphitheatre of Carthage where the saints Perpetua and Felicity and their companions were martyred. It is in a cave in the amphitheatre, where the prisoners were probably waiting for their “entrance on stage”, that we meditate on the story of their passion. We discover to what extent Bishop Delattre was instrumental in uncovering the Christian remains, now Tunisia’s heritage.  We criss-cross Carthage, stopping at the Chapel of Saint Louis and the Basilica of the same name. We will visit it on Saturday.  We arrive at the former high school of the White Sisters where, for the first time, it seems, the headmaster of the state school comes to meet us and invites us to enter, taking us directly to the old chapel which has been converted into a library. Some quotes in English on the walls impress us (see photos). A second school will open its doors to us, the former Franciscan Sisters’ school, where we were also invited to enter the old chapel, converted into a conference room, but where the original stained glass windows are intact, a sign of Tunisia’s great respect for its cultural heritage, will later tell us our confrere-bishop, John McWilliam. We meet many high school students, very friendly and smiling, not hesitating to chat with one or the other of the “elders” or even to pose with Josef de Becker whose Burkinabe hat obviously impresses! We will pass through many other places and end with a visit to our well-preserved “cemetery” where many white fathers and sisters rest in peace. We find, among others, our famous archaeologist Bishop Delattre. We each place a small lit tea light on a few tombs and recite a decade of rosary.

We return to La Marsa where we exchange, in our sharing teams, the feelings that inhabit us. This sharing will be followed by the Eucharist presided over by Fr. Francis Barnes, General Assistant of the Missionaries of Africa. He will note the many open doors we had during the day and the obvious spiritual fruits gathered by the participants in this pilgrimage day. This will make him say that, truly, everything is grace.

You will take interest in read the PDF of the booklet as soon as I put it on this site. It is a very well done work by Sister Cécile Dillé, I think.

Philippe Docq, M.Afr.

And here is the booklet (the full version of the animator) realised by Sister Cécile Dillé.

 
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