"Get out of your land and go where I will show you ...". These are the words of a song that for years accompanied the missionary mandate of priests and sisters who left their homeland to go on missions in another country.
And this is what we have experienced in recent days, almost simultaneously, in Rome, Lomé and Cochabamba.
Yes, because Sister Delia Breton and Sister Prisca Polo, both nurse-sisters just over forty, left the general house in Rome on August 16 and 17 for their new missionary destination: Sister Delia, a Bolivian, is the new gift for the mission in Togo and Sister Prisca, from Togo, is for the mission in Bolivia.
This is the fruit of the path of internationality that the religious Family has been carrying out for some time. Several sisters, in fact, have already lived their service of charity for years in a geographical and cultural context, different from that of origin, precisely by virtue of one mission to which we are all called with religious profession, but it is the first time that a Bolivian sister goes to Togo and a Togolese sister goes to Bolivia and it is the first time that this exchange takes place in same days.
In the attached photos we can see, in addition to the greeting of departure, the festive welcome reserved for the two sisters, a tangible sign of joy and fraternity; Sister Delia and Sister Prisca are clearly recognizable, one among the African faces and the other among the Bolivian faces.
Now that we know they have happily reached their destination, we leave them, as Father Luigi wrote at the end of his letters, 'in the Most Holy Hearts of Jesus, Mary and Joseph', begging them to bless, guide and guard them.