From 7th – 11th September, all the novices from 1st and 2nd year participated in a formation about human rights for a week. This formation was delivered by by Mosaiko, an institute for citenzenship. Mosaiko is an institution that belongs to the Dominican friars that facilitates seminaries about Human Rights to diverse social groups as well as schools. Its objective is to raise awareness among citizens about their rights. TheRead More...Read more
For us, the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Rosary, the year 2020 in Quilengues mission started just like any other year. We had a planning already done and we were with good spirit, hoping of course that God’s mercy and the Holy Spirit’s presence were with us all year long, so then all of our good purposes related to the mission would become true.Surprised by the restrictions imposed by Coronavirus,Read More...Read more
Would it be coincidence or God’s Providence! It was in July that a group of young people composed by explorers and committed acolytes with God and the church, who belong to different parishes of Luanda, Angola’s capital city, that call to our door sent by Fray Jacob OP to share their spirituality, dream and wish to help people in need during this phase of the pandemic. Their motto is “doRead More...Read more
This is a Project that is part of the Caritas Archdiocesan of Malange. It started in the time of the armed conflict that devastated Angola during years and keeps working until these days after the conflict finished due to its relevancy in peasant women, who are the reason for its existence. At the beginning of 1996 and as an answer to the necessities that displaced families by the civil war withRead More...Read more
Before I share with you the form in which Jesus seduced me, I would like to greet all the sisters and I ask our founders’ spirits to accompany us, especially in this time of COVID-19. I am Fatima Yambi, I was born in Huila province in Quilengues. I am 20 years old and I am a candidate of the Sao Martinho de Porres community in Viana. I am going to start sayingRead More...Read more
“God saw that the best way to help man was getting into our heart, getting into our nature, being one of us and walking with us, that is how God marked humanity” (Fray Joao Domingos OP) God did not find another way to perceive and to get closer to us, thus to get into our reality and to become one of us and walk with us, giving us support as walkersRead More...Read more
According to William Arthur Ward: “Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” I was struck this line because since when I was a child my parents taught me to say thank you when I received gifts or any other presents given by family and neighbor be it small or big thing, we need to say thank you. The greatest giftRead More...Read more
At The beginning of the pandemic of COVID-19, the whole world immerse itself in an enormous “fear”; sadness was visible on every face, mouths did not express anything but dismay. Means of communication transmitted terrible messages all day long: thousands of people were dying every day and hundreds of thousands got infected. The future seemed the worst. Finally, we were getting closer to the end of the world. Scientists, inRead More...Read more
A new journey which begun many years ago, has found its purpose on September 08, 2020: “first religious profession of eight of us, Novices”. This is the answer to what our hearts had been searching, have longed for many years, the treasure of our “calling”. It was on August 6, 2019 marked as our initiation into Canonical year, a year in which we have a lot to learn: to accept,Read More...Read more
Coronavirus COVID-19’s pandemic challenges the whole world. It has stopped most work activities and many people are unemployed, complicating even more human being’s life, preventing coexistence among people, obliging us to keep social distance and forcing us to stay at home. What is curious is that un Luanda we are all living a stage where masks have become everybody’s ID, without differentiating of social class, sex or age. It soundsRead More...Read more
Monsignor Ramon Zubieta community was founded on November 19th, 1996 in the south of Angola -Lubango. It is formed by two sisters who have perpetual vows, a sister of temporary vows, five candidates and four postulants, who are making their vocational judgment. The sisters have the position of coordinator, administrator, secretary, companion of candidates and postulants and promoter of vocational pastoral. They live a fraternal life in a responsible way,Read 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