Farewell to Sister Damien KOENIG

Farewell to Sister Damien KOENIG

The Sisters of Divine Province mourn the loss of Sr. Damien Koenig, missionary in Madagascar for 54 years. On the evening of the feast of the Resurrection, Sister Damien entered into the joy of the Lord after a brief illness. Born in Alsace, France, Sister was sent to Madagascar in 1964. Since then she gave herself ceaselessly to the needs

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Relationships – like a ribbon?

Relationships – like a ribbon?

At the initiative of the leadership teams of the European province and regions of Sisters of Divine Providence of Saint Jean de Bassel, of Ribeauvillé and of the Sisters of Providence of Portieux, 70 Sisters responsible for communities and groups of communities met for a two-day session at Saint Jean de Bassel, The purpose of the session was to acquire

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Sisters in the US React to Gun Violence

Sisters in the US React to Gun Violence

Following the repeated episodes of gun violence in the United States, the leadership team of the American Province of the Sisters of Divine Providence issued a statement on Gun Violence. The statement expresses grief and horror at the “senseless deaths” resulting from the recent event in Parkland, Florida and events elsewhere in the country. The five members of the leadership

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United in Prayer

United in Prayer

Pope Francis has exhorted religious to “be men and women of communion” urging them to “have the courage to be present in the midst of conflict and tension, as a credible sign of the presence of the Spirit who inspires in human hearts a passion for all to be one”. Sisters of Divine Providence of the American Province have taken

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Junior Sisters’ Meeting

Junior Sisters’ Meeting

17 Sisters in temporary vows from 5 nationalities met at Portieux, France, December 27 and 28. The meeting was an opportunity to deepen personal relationships but also to strengthen the bonds between the Providence congregations of Portieux and Saint Jean de Bassel. The presentations by Sisters Elizabeth and Joseph Marie, both of Portieux, developed the theme “the impact of the

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Visit to Saint Jean de Bassel

Visit to Saint Jean de Bassel

From July 16-22, a delegation of 20 persons from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, founded by the Texas branch of the Congregations of Providence, were welcomed at Saint Jean de Bassel for a pilgrimage to places associated with the founder, Jean Martin Moye and the first sister who was sent to Texas. Pilgrimage and cultural visits were

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Jubilarians 2017 in the USA

Jubilarians 2017 in the USA

The Province honors 12 jubilarians this year: 1 celebrating 75 years, 3 with 70 years of profession, 6 with 60 and 2 golden jubilarians. Congratulations !

Golden Jubilee in Europe

Golden Jubilee in Europe

On July 1, nine golden jubilarians celebrated 50 years of fidelity to God and to God’s people. Following the Eucharist, sisters and family extended the celebration with a buffet luncheon.

June 26 – National Holiday of Madagascar

June 26 – National Holiday of Madagascar

A unique occasion for the Malagasy Sisters in France to gather and celebrate their attachment to their country in true Malagasy fashion. United around the flag they sang the national anthem and spent a moment in prayer, confiding to God the present and the future of the Red Island. Long live Madagascar! In “French style” they toasted to the “health”

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June 17, 2017 : Music Festival at Saint Jean de Bassel

June 17, 2017 : Music Festival at Saint Jean de Bassel

Lights, music and dance drew a crowd to St. Jean de Bassel for the Music Festival held on June 17. The festival was a first for PEDAC, a school of music and dance that uses the facilities at St. Jean de Bassel Convent and a first for the convent as well. Two venues, the village square and the convent courtyard

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