In this fable a rich farmer -who was conscious he was living his final days- called his children and says: “Be careful” he says, “do not sell the inheritance that our parents let us.” Since he had become a farmer, what he inherited from his parents and forbids his children to do, is to sell the land. If he became a rich Farmer was due to his work.However, long timeRead More...Read more
After spending my holidays with my family and integrating myself to the novice community, I started my missionary experience in the Lisungi hospital. I found it a little bit strange to work among these people, who have plenty of experience in the field of medicine. What I worried most about was to know what my contribution would be. What could I contribute to the mission I was trusted? By theRead More...Read more
I arrived at Betania community and some months later I was visited by young people from Xaveri movement asking me to join them.I did not doubt to submerge in this adventure of working with young people from Saint Jean-Baptiste parish, so then together we could trace our lives following Christ’s example.Xaveri movement was born in Bukavu on September 7th, 1952 by an initiative of revered Father George Defour, who wasRead More...Read more
Our community of novices has the postulancy of supervising children under thirteen years of age of our neighbor, most of them are not catholic; our main worry is to contribute to their growing by spiritual and moral formation.Our motto is: prayer, service, sharing, and entertaining.We meet every Saturday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm. On the days of our meetings friends are very satisfied: they share school lessons and pray.Read More...Read more
The idea of a community within the land of our hospital Simbok in Yaunde has been around our minds for about 10 years, but during all this time, the brave sisters challenge the bet of distance (about 3 kilometers) in limit dangerous conditions due to the disrepair of the highway for many years. Thanks God and the pavement of the highway, the situation has significantly improved. Population has grown atRead More...Read more
My dear sisters, it is with great emotion that I take advantage of the opportunity of our web site to share with you the event that took place during the night from December 29th-30th in our community of Betania.Imagine dear sisters that I was sleeping in the middle of the night when about 1 am a group of thieves broke into our plot: two in front of my window andRead More...Read more
Dear sisters, it is a pleasure to share with you our diverse encounters celebrated in 2020 about reflections sent by the sisters of the formation team. We met in the community of novitiate of the borough of Mont Ngafula in Cite Pumbu. The community of novitiate forms the frontier between the Diocese of Kinshasa and Kisantu, where the sisters perform their pastoral work. We reflected about three topics: The roadRead More...Read more
Looking to live to the fullest our evangelizing mission, we fully dedicate to take care of patients through our center located in Simbok, a few hours by car from our community.To do this, the sisters -who are responsible of our formation- wanted that us, the postulants, would also try to be immersed in this project. Therefore, we work three days one week and six days in another week with establishedRead More...Read more
This is the main topic in a visual communication sign developed by the Episcopal Conference of Cameroon (ECC) and that I found in our new health center since September. Since I was not present there during the moment it was installed, I am unaware of the circumstances in which the ECC decided to spread such message, which in addition is shown in the middle of a hospital environment. Rapidly, IRead More...Read more
Dear sisters, with great joy I want to share with you my experience in the Betania Community (Bumbu). After completing a year and a half in the novitiate, I was assigned to Betania for my communitarian experience.Once I arrived, I was received by the elder sisters. They help me to integrate myself here and, as main task in this community, being secretary.The secretary task was to make notes during theRead More...Read more
On the third Sunday of January, we participated in the retreat held by the Discalced Carmelites that had as motto: MAN, IMAGE OF GOD (Genesis 1, 26 &ss). We started this day of meditation with praises followed by the conference and it ended with the celebration of the Eucharist. To know better the topic, the orator of the day divided his teaching into two sub-topics: To feel loved by God.Read More...Read more
Coronavirus, as it has been everywhere, has affected a lot our habits. Among them, the closing of churches.In fact, one of the measures taken to protect people was to forbid public reunions. It was not easy to accept it and to live that strong moment, we lived six months of anguish without Eucharist in the parish.On August 15th, 2020, we celebrated our first mass with believers in the Parish NuestraRead More...Read more
MOTHER ASCENCION NICOL GOÑI
A woman who left behind her land and securities
“I felt no great enthusiasm…but an irresistible strength that led me to offer myself…”
Ascencion Nicol was forty-five years old when she embraced the missionary challenge proposed by Monsignor Zubieta of going to the Peruvian jungle and being able to contribute her gifts and extensive experience in favor of the education and formation of girls and women from the jungle. The context she will face would be totally different to the school of Huesca. However, her deep fidelity, her restless and attentive spirit to what god wanted for her pushed her to offer her life to the cause of the kingdom.
MONSIGNOR RAMON ZUBIETA
Missionary in the Philippines
“Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!”
Ramon Zubieta, who was eager to preach, lived his first missionary experience in the Philippines. He is an open missionary, who combines faith and human promotion, wishes to embody himself and to know the culture of the communities which he must confront. He learns their languages and customs and spends a lot of time speaking to them. He promotes health, education and improvement in farming.
Due to the independency movements within the region, he was taking as prisoner along with other companions suffering from starvation and torture, but finally he is released.
“The soul that it offers itself as a victim is as if it was telling god: Here I am to comply your will; here I am to suffer, to love, to immolate myself, to keep quiet, to not wish anything that is out of you”
Mother Ascencion Nicol Goñi