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.

 

 

 

  • In search of a treasure

    jacqueline mMy soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. The Lord leaned over me and opened wide the door to a new life. I give thanks for God’s serene gaze and free love. The consecration of my life to God...

  • Sister Sophie Dioh says Her Yes to God Forever

    sophie mOn Saturday, June 8, 2013, on the island of Fadiouth, one of the most picturesque places in Senegal (62 miles from Dakar), an extraordinary event took place. One of the daughters of Fadiouth said her yes to God forever.

  • The Transforming Energy of Christ at Work in Senegal

    3previewTo set free the healing energy of Christ in my teaching ministry to the little ones is for me a school of giving and receiving. Yes, children can amaze us and express themselves in a very direct way...

  • 25 Years of graces in Temento: Mary, model of our Faith

    2preview From March 2 to March 3, we had the inter-diocesan pilgrimage (Kolda-Ziguinchor) to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Peace in Temento.  Started by some believers of the Deanery of Ziguinchor on the Third Sunday of Lent in March 1988...
  • Living the Gift of Healing

    Arte che guarisceThe Alleluia Community of Parcelles Assainies lives in the suburbs of Dakar, an overpopulated area, marked by the usual urbanization problems. It is among these brothers and sisters...

  • Raising Hope at Parcelles Assainies

    altTwenty two years ago, the late Cardinal Thiandoum asked the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor to come to Senegal to serve the people of Mary Immaculate Parish...

  • Senegal Experience: This Is My Story

    I share with joy these anecdotes of a life full of thanksgiving to God, from whom all blessings come. I met the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor when I was very young...

  • That Gaze

    introsc1 I first saw the eyes of Frances Schervier one evening in September 1987, as I entered the Youth Center of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor in Vermicino, in the region of Castelli Romani...
  • Like the earth, my life ...

    Sr. Sophie Dioh, sfp“Like the earth, my life also goes through seasonal shifts". When I am outdoors and contemplate nature, going beyond what I see, a feeling of wonder before so much splendor arises from my heart...

  • Encounter: Foundation of our Life Together

    5previewI learned many things during the 2011 Healing Conference. Here is a point that stays with me from Sr. Antonietta Potente’s presentation: our attitude towards those whom we commonly call “the poor”...

  • Second course of Iconography in Senegal: "Which Beauty will save the world?"

    d7previewù Warmest greetings from Senegal! From May 8 - 13, at the Keur Mbaye Fall Novitiate in Dakar, we held the first session of another course in iconography offered by Fr. Ivan (from the Trent province in Italy) and Adriana Bonelli.
  • My Practical Experience of Poverty

    8previewDuring my formation in Koungheul, I went with Sister Rose Ndong to the clinic for two weeks. One morning a young woman on a cart driven by her mother arrived. She was...

  • A Healing Experience at Dara Yakaar, School of Hope

    6 previewIn January 2011, I arrived at the Formation House of Keur Mbaye Fall, which is in a Dakar suburb. I manage the literacy, dyeing and the sewing school called “Dara Yakaar“...

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