To talk about my experience as principal, is to talk about a place that opened its doors to me many years ago: The Educative Institution “De Jesus.” This community -located in Lima, Peru- is about to celebrate its 102nd anniversary during this June. This school is an educative work of the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Rosary Congregation, which looks for educating children and teenagers through a Christian human vision.OurRead More...Read more
My name’s Maria Eras, I am married, and I have three children. For me, participating in creating vegetable gardens has been important. To know the land, prepare it, fertilizer it, planting seeds and then taking care of them to harvest them is a huge process. Nature teaches us to practice the virtue of patience. At the end, we harvest our own vegetables, for our family, for the community. The contactRead More...Read more
I am Erlitha Trajano Conde. My student life in primary school were at the Sepahua boarding school, which is administrated by the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Rosary. Then, I attended Lambeyeque’s residence, which is also dependent of the sisters. Here, I studied business administration. I have lived a very beautiful experience and, I have had the opportunity of preparing myself professionally in Sepahua as well as in Lambeyeque.Some monthsRead More...Read more
I have been asked to write some lines about my experience in the Quinindé community in Ecuador and since I love sharing, that is what I will do.I arrived to Quinindé on September 16th, 2020, after my lockdown in Quito for six months.I came searching for a bigger commitment with the impoverished faces of Ecuador and I have found it here in the “Nuevos Horizontes” neighborhood among afro-Ecuadorian people. WithRead More...Read more
"It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me" (Gal 2:20)"The novitiate is a fundamental stage in the process of formation to the consecrated life. It aims at deepening the specific values of religious life, a life of prayer, as a response to the call of Christ incarnate in the history of humanity". We are first year novices, we are enjoying the new experience of theRead More...Read more
Novitiate experience - 2nd year"The Lord is my light and my Salvation, whom I shall fear (Ps. 27)". By this we mean that the Lord is the source of everything and, therefore, we place all our trust in Him at every moment of our life and vocational journey.Dear Sisters,We, the second-year novices, are happy to share with the sisters of the congregation our experience of two months since we enteredRead More...Read more
https://youtu.be/V_XTL-k5CJkSan Ignacio de Mojos (Beni), May 2 (ANF). - The atmosphere of the Beni population of San Ignacio de Mojos is continuously impregnated with spirituality and religiosity, of what once were the Jesuit reductions of Mojos, back in the XVII and XVIII centuries. But, unlike what happened to several of them after the expulsion of the Jesuits from America, in Mojos the traditions cultivated by the natives and missionaries haveRead More...Read more
In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then theRead More...Read more
Sister Maria Fernanda launched a call some time ago inviting us to write something to share it on our web page of MDR.The difficult part of that is to sit and organize the ideas of what we expect to share with the sisters due to our “excess” of duties. Meanwhile, I encourage myself to write this brief article to talk a little bit about my experience with communities and groupsRead More...Read more
On February 8 of this year, I went on mission to the community of Nzagi, in the province of Lunda-Norte as a request of the provincial council to accompany the two junior sisters, due to the absence of the coordinator for health reasons.After all, where is the Nzagi community?Nzagi is located 80 km from the city of Dundo, capital of the province of Lunda - Norte, in the east ofRead More...Read more
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
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