An opportunity to listen to each other and to encourage each other (PE nr. 1078)

THE POST CAPITULAR ASSEMBLY
IN EPO (ETHIOPIA, NEAR EAST)

In EPO (Ethiopia, Near East) we held our Post Capitular Assembly from 28th December 2016 to 31st December 2016 in Adigrat/Ethiopia. 8 confreres from Ethiopia and Jerusalem participated in the assembly. Our guest from the General Council was Martin Grenier and the Moderator was Dominic Apee Ayine. Continue reading “An opportunity to listen to each other and to encourage each other (PE nr. 1078)”

My Personal Prayer (PE nr. 1078)

Somehow looking back on my spiritual life, which began a good number of years before Vatican II, I realise that my life of prayer never came easy. I read many books on prayer and I always felt dissatisfied with what I read – dissatisfied because, for the most part, the description of the deeper prayer life seemed as though it was only accessible for the fortunate few. Thus, my own prayer life came across more as a litany of failure than somehow attaining some mystical heights. Continue reading “My Personal Prayer (PE nr. 1078)”

The writings of the Founder, testimony to his commitment and his charism (1867-1892) (PE nr. 1078)

Introduction

The Missionaries of Africa and the MSOLA Sisters are acquainted with a good number of texts of the Founder, often those that express strong expressions on the mission, on community life, etc. Phrases such as “Be apostles and nothing but apostles” or “be not just united, but one” are often used to illustrate an image, to adorn a classroom/community room or to develop a reflection on our vocation. Continue reading “The writings of the Founder, testimony to his commitment and his charism (1867-1892) (PE nr. 1078)”

Remaining united to God, Growing in holiness and going forward together (Petit Echo nr. 1078)

Dear confreres,

I am delighted to be writing these few words to you from Ougadougou. I came here to take part in a training workshop for the Safeguarding Delegates for the Protection of Children and Vulnerable Adults offered by our Committee for the Integrity of Ministry. This workshop takes place in the context of my first year as a member of our General Council, a year where I had a lot to discover and a lot to learn. Continue reading “Remaining united to God, Growing in holiness and going forward together (Petit Echo nr. 1078)”

Bernhard Hagen 1936 – 2016 (PE nr. 1077)

Coming back from this year’s visit to Ghana Bernhard didn’t feel well. He himself drove to the doctor in Rheine who diagnosed an acute heart problem. Bernhard was flown by helicopter to the heart clinic at Bad Rothenfelde. The same day he was operated on and received a triple bypass.
It went well but then he got a malaria attack with kidney and liver failure. The doctors put him into an artificial coma; and he never woke up. Continue reading “Bernhard Hagen 1936 – 2016 (PE nr. 1077)”

+Pedro Burgos López 1929 – 2016 (PE n°1077)

On Sunday, the 17th April 2016, at around 13.30 in the afternoon, our confrere Pedro Burgos López passed away peacefully in St. Joseph’s Nursing Home at Evere (Bruxelles). Fr. Jan Anthonissen was present; his faithful guardian angel for months, Sr. Doecita Van der Ven had just slipped out for a few minutes. Continue reading “+Pedro Burgos López 1929 – 2016 (PE n°1077)”

+Joaquín Algerías Joya 1944 – 2016 (PE n°1077)


On Monday 4th July 2016, Joaquín Algerías left us to join his Lord. He was born in Almócita, Almeria Province in Spain on the 12th April 1944. He was the son of Felipe and Dolores, and the youngest in a family of four brothers and sisters. He studied at the major Seminary of Almería and he was ordained priest on the 11th March 1971. Continue reading “+Joaquín Algerías Joya 1944 – 2016 (PE n°1077)”

A poor Parish for poor people: The case of Single Mothers in the Parish of St Rita Tokolote – Kindu

“Give them something to eat yourselves” (Mt 14, 16). Despite our poverty, we are invited to share the little we have with those poorer than we are. The single mothers of our Parish are part of these poor. Dear Friends, we know that anybody who needs the help of another is poor. Each one of us lives in a state of poverty in their own way. Continue reading “A poor Parish for poor people: The case of Single Mothers in the Parish of St Rita Tokolote – Kindu”

Prayer is the secret of a radiant and fruitful Missionary life

During Initial Formation, particular emphasis is put on the Spiritual Exercises. Once in the field, we become aware of the importance of this aspect of our missionary preparation. In these few lines, I would like to share with you my own modest experience of the place of prayer, both community and personal, in missionary life. Continue reading “Prayer is the secret of a radiant and fruitful Missionary life”