First Ordinary African Congress

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On March 9-13, 2017 Lubumbashi (Congo) held its first Ordinary African Congress of Past Pupils of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians on the theme: "Being a Past Pupil in the Family, in the Church, and in society". Sr. Maria Luisa Miranda, Councilor for the Salesian Family Sector, and her collaborator, Sr. Gabriela Patino, were present.
The meeting began with the solemn celebration of the Eucharist in which we entrusted the Salesian Family to our Father and its commitment to be "hands in the world; roots in the heart". Then we processed to the city hall for the official opening of the Congress at which the religious and civil authorities were present. The National Hymn introduced the opening ceremony which was followed by welcome greetings for the participants on the part of the various representatives of the Salesian Family.
The identity of the Past Pupil with an African face was presented. They spoke of the family of tradition and of today. The journey of growth and development in the land of Africa was highlighted. In the afternoon, the participants went to the Parish, the Marian Shrine of the Archdiocese, for the Stations of the Cross on Friday during Lent. Then the past pupils presented the journey and the identity of the past pupil and the President, Maria Maghini, presented the revision of the Statute, followed by group work. In the late afternoon, the participants went to visit the GCM mining industry.


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  • Sr Marie Claire Jean3/14/2017 11:00:00 PMSono contenta di questa realizzazione. Le Sorelle di "AFM Province" che hanno partecipato con le Exallieve sono ritornate entusiaste e riconoscenti per questa bella esperienza che hanno vissuto della Famiglia Salesiana. Grazie mille Sr Maria Luisa, Sr Gabriela, Sr Marie Dominique e le Sorelle del Congo ! Felicitazioni ! Dio vi benedica e moltiplichi i membri della Famiglia Salesiana ! Espero che faranno qualcosa anche per ADMA.
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