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Challenges in the Province of Latin America

27 Sep, 2019

Challenges in the Province of Latin America

Did you know that the Province of Latin America’s main aim for the coming years is to continue consolidating its provincial structure?   My name is Bernardita Bolaños Ahumada, and I have been the Provincial Superior for the Sisters Hospitallers Province of Latin America since November 2018. I was born in Cartago Nariño (Colombia) in 1967. I joined the Congregation in 1992 and took my final vows in 1997. I have a degree in Basic Primary Education and Religious Science. Our Congregation has been present in Latin America since 1949,...

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Challenges, Province of Spain

15 Jul, 2019

Challenges, Province of Spain

Did you know that in the Province of Spain the major challenges in the years to come to undergo discernment in order to arrive at the necessary decision? My name is María del Carmen Martín and I have been a Sister Hospitaller since 1977. I was born in a charming and small Castilian town called Agés (Burgos, Spain). A simple place of good, hard-working people, situated along the Jacobean route to Santiago de Compostela, where many pilgrims passed with the typical greeting: Buen camino! I began my Hospitaller journey at the apostolic school...

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Challenges, Province of France

19 Jun, 2019

Challenges, 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, Province of England

23 May, 2019

Challenges, 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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