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Challenges in the Province of France

19 Jun, 2019

Challenges in the Province of France

Did you know that the Province of France aims to prepare the future with clarity, openness, enquiry and discernment in order to continue embodying the Hospitaller charism wherever it is present and reveal the mercy of God?   My name is Émilie Bayekula Phanzu, and I have been the Sisters Hospitallers’ Second Provincial Councillor for the Province of France since last December. I was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I joined the Congregation in 1995 and took my first vows on 11 September 1999 in Yaundé (Cameroon). After two...

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Challenges in the Province of England

23 May, 2019

Challenges in the Province of England

Did you know that in the Province of England they look to the near future hopeful and confident that, with the help of God and the collaboration of all, tomorrow will be more hospitable? My name is Maria Lourdes Sanz, and I have been the Provincial Superior of the Sisters Hospitallers Province of England since last November. I was born in Pamplona (Navarra, Spain) in 1955 and joined the congregation in 1972, here in England, where I completed my professional studies; although I have spent most of my life as a sister hospitaller in Ghana...

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New presence in Timor

29 Abr, 2019

New presence in Timor

The General Government of the Sisters Hospitallers is evaluating the possibility of opening a new mental health centre in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, a country located in Southeast Asia.   Sr. Paula Carneiro, who travelled to Timor-Leste to carry out a diagnostic analysis of the country’s mental health needs, told us about her experience: Having been one of the sisters, along with Sister Leopoldina Angélica, who from July-August 2017 conducted a diagnostic analysis on mental health needs in the country and their...

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Challenges, Province of Italy

26 Abr, 2019

Challenges, Province of Italy

Did you know that the primary future goal for the Province of Italy is to improve the quality of Hospitaller practice by catering to those who request our care? My name is María Asunción Riopedre and I have been the Provincial Superior of the Province of Italy of Sisters Hospitallers since last October. For the previous six years (2012-2018), I served as Vicar and 1st General Councillor. In its 112-year history, the Province of Italy has followed the missionary spirit of Father Menni, which has enabled the expansion of the Hospitaller...

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Portuguese Province Challenges

25 Mar, 2019

Portuguese Province Challenges

Did you know that the Portuguese Province’s main aim for the coming years is to provide a service that is increasingly warmer and more humane, based on Hospitality? My name is Sílvia Moreira. I have been the Provincial Superior of the Sisters Hospitallers’ Portuguese Province since last October. Regarding myself, I was born in Porto (Portugal) in 1973, I joined the congregation in 1999 and I made my perpetual profession in 2006. I have a degree in social work and theology. Over the past ten years, I have carried out my Hospitaller...

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Begin the process of revising the Constitutions and Directory

20 Mar, 2019

Begin the process of revising the Constitutions and Directory

16 March, begin the process of revising the Constitutions and Directory, a very meaningful task for the entire Congregation in this sexennium. “These Constitutions shall serve as a compass and guide” TO ALL THE SISTERS IN THE CONGREGATION Dearest sisters, 16 March is approaching, the day on which  we shall celebrate the 111th anniversary of the final approval of our Constitutions. It was with great joy and consolation that our Founding Father informed the Congregation about their approval, inviting the sisters to “give thanks to...

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Boundless hospitality

14 Dic, 2018

Boundless hospitality

Did you know that the Hospitaller Mission that our Institution carries out in Vietnam was created and is growing thanks to the Sisters Hospitallers’ boundless dedication? Discover how this area of activity is developing in the Delegation of Vietnam. My name is Pham Thi Kim Lien. I was born on 10 September 1994 and since that year, I have been living in a Sisters Hospitallers’ centre in Vietnam, my country. Since their arrival in 1987, the mission that the sisters carry out in Vietnam has been mainly focused on caring for orphaned...

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The new Council of the English Province

19 Nov, 2018

The new Council of the English Province

Sister María Lourdes Sanz has been elected Provincial Superior for the next six years. Until now, she was the local Superior at St Francis Xavier Hospital in Ghana. The new Provincial Council will also be formed by Sister Tomasa de la Torre, elected Vicar Provincial and 1st Provincial Councillor and Sister Encarnación Aguayo, 2nd Provincial Councillor. Our hearty congratulations to all of them and a huge thank you to our former Council: Sr Begoña Pérez, Sr Isabel Cantón and Sr María Josefa Hernández. We wish them strength and serenity...

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Solidarity

16 Nov, 2018

Solidarity

Did you know that for over seven years our Institution has been developing a solidarity project to empower, rehabilitate and reintegrate homeless and mentally ill women in India? Discover how this project is developing in the Delegation of the Philippines. My name is Chaya and I am one of the 37 women who currently lives in the Benedict Menni Psychosocial Rehabilitation Centre in Trivandrum, the capital of the state of Kerala located in the south of India. Previously, I lived at the Menni Family Home centre, also in Trivandrum and a Sisters...

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Lay Hospitallers

24 Oct, 2018

Lay Hospitallers

Did you know that some people close to our Institution, through their commitment grounded in faith and accepting their calling as laypeople in the Church, want to live the Hospitaller charism… … spirituality and mission the same way our founders did? Discover how this movement is developing in the Latin American Province. My name is Angélica Flores, Sister Hospitaller of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Currently, I am Second Provincial Councillor of the Latin American Province. For many years, I have felt that God is calling me to...

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