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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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