La Bible Africaine – A review (PE nr. 1088 – 2018/02)

La Bible Africaine.
Texte biblique de la TOB comprenant l’Ancien et le Nouveau Testament traduits sur les textes originaux,
ISBN 978-2-37360-006-3,
Editions Paulines, Kinshasa, 2015, 2240 pages


Each year we have new Bibles in French which goes to show that this book remains the most important best seller in the world. However, one has to say that not all the Bibles have the same quality. However, this time, Continue reading “La Bible Africaine – A review (PE nr. 1088 – 2018/02)”

J. Moriaud: Vraiment, il est là – A review (PE nr. 1088 – 2018/02)

Auteur : Jean Moriaud, 
Titre du livre : Vraiment, il était là,

Sous-titre : Une relecture de ma vie avec Dieu,
Edition 2017, 183 pages.


Here is a passionate little book! For Jean, the definition of mission is, “Always ‘living with’ and to be interested in people so that they become more interested in others and, if possible, in God.” Our confrere has spent 22 years in Burkina Faso and 10 years in Chad and is a born storyteller. He has a great gift for observation and humour, Continue reading “J. Moriaud: Vraiment, il est là – A review (PE nr. 1088 – 2018/02)”

Lenten Way of the Cross 2018

Here is a Way of the Cross prepared by the JPIC coordinators of the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa and the Missionaries of Africa for Lent 2018.

You can use it individually for your own meditation and at your own pace. By default, the slides change every minute, but you can obviously force the progress.

You must be connected to the Internet to view this slideshow. However, if you want to use it in community M.Afr. or parish, you can download the PDF version here.


Évangéliser aujourd’hui, Le sens de la mission – Review

Pierre Diarra, Évangéliser aujourd’hui, Le sens de la mission, Mame 2017 – 86 pages – 10 €

We have here a very interesting little book which could help many of us to spread the missionary ideal and evangelisation. In his preface, Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, presents the book as “a text written for formation and missionary animation.” Nowadays, we are called to be missionary more by “a contagious love” than by a “strategy of conquest” (p.7). In his introduction, the author Continue reading “Évangéliser aujourd’hui, Le sens de la mission – Review”

Combating sexual abuse of children

Our confrere, Stéphane Joulain, who is the Delegate for the Integrity of the Ministry in the Society, announces the publication of his book (in French) “Combating sexual abuse of children. Who is abusing? Why ? How to cure?”, which will be published by the French Publisher Editions Desclée de Brouwer on March 8th, 2018. The book is in presale on at the price of € 17.90 or on the website of

The book will probably be available also, in due course, on Amazon in its electronic edition (Kindle format).

Stéphane had submitted a Ph.D. thesis on this subject at the University of Ottawa in Canada. It is, to our knowledge, the only book that deals with this subject in the French-speaking world. To read absolutely.

Publications of confreres M.Afr. (PE nr. 1085)

Maurice Borrmans, Louis Massignon et Nazareth, le lieu du “Fiat”, in Quaderni di Studi Arabi, n.s. 11, 2016, pp. 7-14.

Bernard Ugeux, Pour une réponse compatissante aux victimes d’abus sexuels en situation de conflit. Atelier de formation. GOMA (RDC). 2 au 9 avril 2017. Sponsorisé par la commission JPIC de l’USG-UISG, Rome. Versions française et anglaise.

Bernard Ugeux, « Le pardon et la réconciliation, un long cheminement humain et spirituel, à parcourir avec la grâce de Dieu », in Mélanges du centenaire de l’évangélisation du diocèse de Goma, 1911-2012, volume 1, Kigali (Nika Printers), 2017, pp. 363-386.

Guy Theunis, « Église et développement. Entretien avec le père Guy Theunis, missionnaire d’Afrique » in Pastoralia, bulletin de l’archidiocèse de Malines-Bruxelles, septembre 2017, pp. 10-11.

Harald Gruber, Lehnertz Stefan, Preiss Ilse, Abageyenda Bareeba ! Uber das Leben und Wirken von Pater Rudi Lehnertz als Afrikamissionar aus Hetzerath, Hetzerath, 2017, 215pp.

Jean-Paul Bisimwa Cirhakarhula, Could a TRC contribute towards peace in South Kivu, DRC?, submitted in partial fulfillment for MDEC (Master in International Development, Environment and Conflict), School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, 2017, 60p.

Books and articles published by confreres (PE nr. 1082)

Mapunda Regina Battista, Jubilei ya huruma ya mungu iendelee kuponya majeraha ya familia zetu (The Jubilee of God’s Mercy Continues to Heal our Family Wounds), Dar es Salaam, 2016, 153p.

Michael L. Fitzgerald, Praise the Name of the Lord. Meditations on the Names of God in the Qur’an and the Bible, (new edition) Collegeville Minnesota (Liturgical Press), 2017, 150p.

Francis Nolan, The Departure of the Missionaries of Africa (The White Fathers) from Mozambique in 1971, Rome (Society of the Missionaries of Africa- History series n°17), 2017, 148p. et sa version en français, traduction de Walgrave Neven.

Aloysius Beebwa, The Legacy of the Politics of 1979-1986 in Uganda for authoritarianism, London (SOAS), 2014, 48p.

Notes Africaines, Mélanges offerts au Père Joseph Roger de Benoist, Dakar, Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Institut fondamental d’Afrique

Raphaël Deillon, Quatre prédications en Islam, in Prêtres Diocésains, n° 1534 – spécial L’homélie, 2017, pp.215-223.

Richard Kuuia Baawobr, Teach me, Lord, your way ! Meditations on the weekday Gospels Advent, Christmastide and Ordinary Time (weeks 1-9), Nairobi (Paulines), 2016, 150p.

Richard Kuuia Baawobr, Teach me, Lord, your way ! Meditations on the weekday Gospels. Lent and Easter, Nairobi (Paulines), 2016, 112p.

Jean Fontaine, La littérature tunisienne, Tunis (Arabesques), 2017, 145p.

Jürgen Pelz, The Last Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) from Europe and Canada in Western Uganda, 1980-2016, and the first Missionaries of Africa Originating from Western Uganda.Mbarara (Nyamitanga Printing Press), 2017, 52p.

Stefaan Minnaert (sorti de la Société depuis 2000), Histoire de l’évangélisation du Rwanda. Recueil d’articles et documents concernant le Cardinal Lavigerie, Mgr Hirth, le Dr. Kandt, le P. Brard, le P. Classe, le P. Loupias, le chef Rukara, Mgr. Perraudin, etc., Kigali (Imprimu ltd), 2017, 332p.

Maurice Borrmans, Christian de Chergé et son échelle mystique du dialogue in Islamochristiana 42, 2016, pp. 115-135.

Maurice Borrmans, Ragione e fede nel dibattito dei pensatori musulmani, in Linguaggio e verità. La filosofia e il discorso religioso, in Theoria XXXVII, 2017/1, pp. 19-47.

Michael Fitzgerald, Lodate il Nome del Signore. Meditazioni sui nomi di Dio nel Corano e nella Bibbia, prefazione di Claude Rault, Magnano (Edizioni Qiqajon, comunità di Bose), 2017, 192p.

Michael Fitzgerald, The most beautiful Names of God. A Shi’ite Commentary, in Quaderni di Studi Arabi, n.s. 11, 2016, pp. 15-24.

MSOLA, Listening to Mother Marie Salomé, Selected Texts Addressed to the Sisters, Presented by Sr. M.M. Guillaumin, translated by Sr Reninca & Sr Catherine Booth, Rome, 2017, 411p.

Dominique Arnauld, Archiviste

Books and articles published by confreres PE nr. 1081)

Adrien Mamadou Sawadogo, Témoignage. Dieu seul l’emporte. Ma conversion n’est ni une victoire ni une défaite, mais l’œuvre de Dieu. Ouagadougou, Harmattan Burkina, 2016, 65 p.

MSOLA, The Missionary Sisters of our Lady of Africa in Uganda. The Beginnings and First Years in Uganda, Kisubi, Uganda, 2016 (2nd edition), 92 p.

Bernard de Rasilly, Dictionnaire Boomu-Français (1994), revu et corrigé par M. Bloemarts, m.afr. & Pakone François Keita (2012), Ouagadougou, Harmattan Burkina, nouvelle édition, 2016, 339 p.

Maurice Borrmans, in Missione Oggi, “ Frère Christian de Chergé e i suoi compagni, martiri del dialogo ”, Giugno-Luglio 2016, pp. 45-48.

Maurice Borrmans, in Teilhard aujourd’hui n°60, « Charles de Foucauld et les Musulmans de son temps », décembre 2016, 6p.

Richard Kuuia Baawobr, in Théologie africaine, Église et sociétés n°8, « La communauté des premiers chrétiens : quelles leçons pour la Nouvelle Évangélisation », Abidjan, ICMA (Institut Catholique Missionnaire d’Abidjan), 2015, pp. 43-56.

Michael L. Fitzgerald, “A Muslim Reading of Nostra Aetate : Response to Dr. Sayyid Syeed”, in Pim Valkenberg & Anthony Cirelli (ed.), Nostra Aetate. Celebrating 50 years of the Catholic Church’s Dialogue with Jews and Muslims, Washington DC, CUAP, 2016, pp. 133-145.

Michael L. Fitzgerald, “Vatican II and Interfaith Dialogue”, in Edmund Kee-Fook Chia (ed.), Interfaith Dialogue. Global Perspectives, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 3-15.

Dominique Arnauld, Archiviste

In Print (PE nr. 1080)

Patrick Nuwe-Agabah, Is Thomas Hobbes’ seemingly bleak political anthropology realistic ? Thesis submitted to the University College Dublin in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Philosophy, Dublin, 2016, 48 p.

Raphaël Deillon, Comment vivre aujourd’hui la radicalité de l’Évangile. Le 28ème chapitre des Missionnaires d’Afrique in Spiritus N° 224, Septembre 2016, pp. 270-276.

Leo Laurence Maria Joseph, « Je suis avec vous tous les jours… » in Spiritus, n° 224, Septembre 2016, pp. 303-311.

Augustin Arteche Gorostegui, Contornos del Islam en Europa, in SEDOS Bulletin, vol. 48, n° 9/10, september-october 2016, pp. 8-17. English version in SEDOS website :

Jean Fontaine, Du côté des salafistes en Tunisie. 26 juin 2011-25 juin 2013, editions Arabesques, 2016, 256p.

Centre Culturel et de Documentation Saharienne (CCDS) de Ghardaïa, Il y a 100 ans en Algérie, Catalogues d’exposition de photos : 1. Avec le musée de Laghouat (23 avril au 21 mai 2016). 2. Avec le musée de El Menea (8 au 22 octobre 2016). 3. Dans six lieux de la wilaya de Ghardaïa (29 octobre au 12 décembre 2016).

Piet van der Pas, Maurice Bellière, père blanc et Ste Thérèse de Lisieux, carmélite. Récit d’une amitié spirituelle, Heythuysen, M.Afr., 2016, 19p. (existe en trois versions : Flamand, Anglais, Français.)

John Somers, Historia ya parokia ya Bukumbi, Mwaka 1883-2008, Mwanza, 2016, 38p.