New ‘shoots’ in African land

On 7th August, the feast of our protector St. Cajetan, four young girls: Florence (Benin), Gabine-Béatrice and Sosthène (Togo), Solange (Congo) began the journey of postulancy in our Religious Family.

During the ceremony, they expressed their desire to know more about the spirit of the Congregation and to love and deepen the Word of the Lord.

The Gospel passage they have chosen is that of St. Luke 5: 1-11, which invites us to let down the nets with full confidence in the Lord because He is in our boat.
The provincial superior, Sr. Anastasie, in her exhortation invited Florence, Gabine-Béatrice, Solange and Sosthène to let themselves be guided by the Lord, to have always trust in Him since He is always at their side.

After the consecration to Our Lady, Mother of every vocation, she entrusted the young girls to the intercession of Fr. Luigi and to that of our deceased mothers.
Finally she invited Florence, Gabine-Béatrice, Solange and Sosthène to imitate Sr. Pieralba in her simplicity, obedience and abandonment to the Lord and Sr. Pia in her apostolic and missionary zeal, two dear sisters who recently left us for the Paradise.

We wish ‘Every blessing’ from the heart, to our four new postulants.


A new step in the Formative journey

Today, together with the Blessed Virgin Mary who marveled at the works of God, we too, the Sisters of Providence in India, are marveled at the wonderful works of God. The nativity of Mary our mother is a remarkable day for our Family. On this auspicious day, our postulants, Badashisha, Dimrella, Larisha, Salomi, Sunita and Sylvia and our candidates Anjeli, Jennifer, Kushbu, Shanjulo began their Novitiate and postulancy respectively .

We had beautiful moments of prayer in the formation community, together with our sisters from provincialate house. It was a very joyous day for our congregation especially for our province. We thank God for the gift of these sisters and we wish them that they may remain ever faithful to God’s call. We pray that this new and important step in their formative journey, may be a time to grow in personal and intimate relationship with Jesus through daily meditation of the Word of God and a life centered on Jesus in the Eucharist.

May Fr. Luigi be their model in following Christ and Mary, our Mother teach them to love her Son, Jesus with an undivided heart, and may they accompany them to help them to taste the joy of following Christ. It was indeed a memorable day to cherish, a moment of grace which filled the atmosphere with gratitude, praise and thanksgiving to God the Almighty. We too remember with gratitude, each and every sister of Providence, who accompanied us with their prayers.
Thank you!


Entrance to postulancy and novitiate

Entrance to postulancy

On 15th August, the date of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, our Province of Africa welcomed five new postulants into the novitiate: Bernice, Charlotte, Clementine, Felicia and Teresa. 
The ceremony began in the afternoon. It was highlighted with the liturgy of the Word, the awarding of the medal, thanksgiving and consecration to the Virgin Mary. In fact, the Provincial, Sister Anastasie , invited the young postulants to let themselves be led by the Virgin Mary towards her Son Jesus and also towards Saint Luigi, their Father, elder brother and friend, in other words to open themselves totally to him. Inebriated with joy, on the dance steps, the young postulants gave thanks to God by singing the Magnificat.  

Before concluding the ceremony, Bernice , Charlotte, Clementine, Felicia and Teresa were welcomed by the young women in formation, the novices, who offered them passion fruit as a symbol; with this gesture, the novices invited these postulants to extend their charity towards all without exception, especially in fraternal life, in the way in which the passion fruit tree embraces everything it finds on its way.

Entrance to novitiate

On 7th September 2020Martine Coulibaly and Nicole Ménam entered the novitiate. The celebration began at 11 am with the sign of the cross made by the Provincial, Sr. Anastasie MOKLI, followed by an opening prayer. The celebration continued normally with the rites of entrance to the novitiate, first of all with Psalm 62 and the Gospel according to St. John 3, 1-8 chosen by the pre-novices. The provincial asked future novices to freely express their wishes. They personally expressed the request to be admitted to the novitiate. The Provincial received and welcomed them, entrusting them to our Father Luigi and to the formator Sr. Germaine, exhorting them to allow themselves to be formed by her with the help of the Holy Spirit and through the intercession of the Virgin Mary and Fr Luigi. 

The novices, Martine and Nicole, presented the symbol of light that they chose as a model to follow and to imitate with its qualities during their journey of this new stage of the novitiate. They want to contaminate those around them with their human warmth, their joy and by the grace of God, they will try to give a good witness through their life. 

After the thanksgiving of the new novices, as usual, those of the 2nd year welcomed them with a symbol of vine and the branch, recommending them to try to remain in the Lord as the branches are united to the vine because without Jesus we can do nothing. This beautiful ceremony ended by singing Angelus and praising God as a sign of gratitude and thanksgiving for all His benefits in our Religious Family. 

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