Senegal

 

The Sisters established their first community in Senegal in 1978, at the invitation of Bishop Adrien Theodor Saar. The Sisters quickly opened clinics and began serving the many medical needs of the community. Today, the Sisters have established educational programs such as a kindergarten and elementary school, as well as health clinics.

 

 

 

  • Experience of community and apostolic life

    00 tir senNovices Véronique Diouf and Pascaline Sarr share with us the apostolic experience they lived at the SFP communities of Koungheul and Samine, in Senegal. "My internship began with a warm welcome from the Emmaus community, which helped me to live...

  • Léopold Bianquinch

    leo 00Léopold Bianquinch was born on 3 July 1981 in Kédougou, Eastern Senegal. While still a student, he met the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor and was introduced to the Charism of Blessed Frances Schervier in 1999...

  • My pre-novice experience in the Kaïro community

    hon 00My name is Honorine Nadiéline. I am 27 years old -- and I have had the joy of knowing the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor since they arrived in my home parish of St. Bernadette de Temento in 2006. I was attracted by the charism of Mother Frances...

  • Our faith IS the victory that conquers the world…

    qins 00“In the past, God spoke to our ancestors… in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son.” Hebrews 1,1. The Word of God is the foundation of our faith. It tells us that God is unfailing in His love for His creation. I believe that...

  • International Women's Rights Day in Senegal

    dec 00In Dakar, the 10th anniversary of International Women's Day was celebrated on March 14th 2020 with great joy and communion among women. In the diocese of Dakar, women gathered at the parish of Sainte Joséphine Bakhita...

  • Assembly of the Senegal area 2020

    ass sen 20 00The Assembly of the Senegal area was held at the Alleluia Community from January 23 to 26. We started the meeting by celebrating mass to give thanks to the Lord and call upon the help of His Spirit...

  • Closure of Mother Frances’ bicentenary

    cbse 000“Our Lord has already done a lot for you.” (Blessed Frances Schervier). Mother Frances gathers her daughters from the Congregation of the Sisters of the Poor of Saint Francis and the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in a single family...

  • Consecrating life facing the problem of abuse of minors and vulnerable people

    vie 0To help build a sustainable society for all, we participated in a training session from November 23rd to the 24th on the measures to be taken to help in various types of abuse. Among the things we could do were to help reduce...

  • With St. Francis in the footsteps of Jesus

    rfsen 000The title of this article was the theme of a Franciscan retreat held from September 1st through the 7th 2019. Thirty-five religious women and men gathered at the Monte Tabor Spiritual Center of the Franciscan Sisters of the...

  • Being witnesses and means for the love of God

    ren 00“Follow me, and I will make you fish for people” Matthew 4:19. From September 27th through October 3rd, our Temporary Professed Franciscan Sisters of the Poor held a special meeting -- a time of communion and...

  • Women: A Gift of God

    00 8marSenegalese women would like to share with us their experiences and hopes for a total emancipation of women, especially in African countries, in the occasion of Women’s Day (8th March 2019). Refugee and immigrant women in Senegal celebrated...

  • A lifelong mission

    voe 00On saturday 2nd February 2019, on the Presentation of Jesus, we celebrated the Temporary Professions of Sisters Anne Marie Coulidiati and Christiane Diedhiou. Let us bless and thank God who always calls laborers to work to God’s field...

  • A year of grace and healing

    PelagiefotinaDuring this year, the bicentenary of the birth of Mother Frances, God gifted me with a rich and intense experience that transformed my life. During my stay in Italy, I developed skills such as the ability to adapt...

  • 40 years of presence in Senegal

    GiubileoSenegal mOn November 16th and 17th of 2018, we celebrated the 40th jubilee of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in Senegal. It was very touching to see people rejoicing and being grateful to God and to the sisters. Later this original group was joined by...

  • Why we said "Yes" to God

    ren 00The consecrated life is an immense - and free - gift from God: one which needs maintenance and daily renewal if the disciple is to answer it truthfully. This question for Christ’s disciples is a genuine challenge. Nonetheless, on...

  • Novena Prayer for the 40th anniversary of presence in Senegal

    nov 18 00The tiny seed that Mother Frances planted has grown in the Diocese of Kaolack, and has become a tree whose shadow gives comfort to ill and poor people. Like a watered plant, the foliage that is blooming in Koungheul gave seeds...

  • Serving God through poor and suffering humanity

    nos 00Apostolic experience of the novices in the Communities: "This time has helped me to grow spiritually, as well as a humanly. It also helped me to better understand religious life with its joys, difficulties and needs...

  • The franciscan family’s pilgrimage

    mfrs 00The Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Mary, the Friars Minor, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, their Associates and friends, and other adherents of the Franciscan spirituality, made a pilgrimage with the theme: "Welcoming the Other"...

  • Working in harmony

    cs4 00Sr. Marie Augustine, attended a training session on Human Resources Development. She has found it so interesting that she asked the presenter, Madam Kama Cécile who is a university professor, to come and share...

  • Forum on Consecrated Life

    asap 00It was organized by the regional union of Conferences of Superiors of Western Africa. Delegates from sixteen countries, among others Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, participated in it...

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