MDR Experiences

A REWARDING WEEK OF LEARNING ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS

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...

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QUILENGUES MISSION: STILL OPERATES EVEN WHEN COVID19’S RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTEED

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 byRead More...

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DO GOOD WITHOUT LOOKING AT WHOM

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...

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PROJECT OF FOOD AND FORMATION OF WOMEN -Women on their way

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 civilRead More...

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LORD, YOU SEDUCE ME AND I ALLOW MYSELF TO BE SEDUCED

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 amRead More...

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EUCHARIST: LOVE SCHOOL

“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 supportRead More...

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The real gift, gratitude…

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.   TheRead More...

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COVID-19: A blessing for nature

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...

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A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST OF MEMORIES

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...

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LIFE AND MISSION DURING LOCKDOWN: COMMUNITY ASCENSION NICOL IN LUANDA

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...

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DELIVERY TO THE MISSION

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...

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VOCATIONAL WALK IN TIMES OF COVID-19 IN SAO MARTINHO-VIANA COMMUNITY

We want to greet to all the sisters of our congregation as well as all the candidates to be part of the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Rosary. We want to share with you our vocational walk as internal candidates of Sao Martinho-Viana community in Portugal and what our daily life has been in times of a “social lockdown” since last March. As you know, all academic and pastoral activitiesRead More...

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VOLUNTEERING IN EAST TIMOR

“Go! Make others happy! You will know what joy is.” Since the beginning of my studies, I had the desire to “swap my sofa for walking boots” as Pope Francis invites us, to go and serve others. I was sent to East Timor by Dom&Go, the Dominican volunteering organization. I shared the mission of the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Rosary in Oecusse for six months. I taught English toRead More...

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A CALL TO BRING LIFE

“Therefore, if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ…. make my joy complete by being like- minded, having the same love, be in one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value other above yourselves, not looking to your interest but each of you to the interests of the others. (Philippians 2:1-4) Every Christian is called toRead More...

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TAKE THE PRESENT SERIOUSLY

I thank God for His endless graces which guide me until today. I am happy that I am in the “Canonical Year” of my novitiate, in which one important lesson I am learning is to “take the present seriously.” I am very happy that everything has been planned and organized well in the community. We have proper schedule during the day which guides me, practically like “what to do andRead More...

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GO DEEP WITHIN AND CONNECT

It is easy to connect beads with wire, when one is making a chain for Rosary, but it is hard to connect oneself with what is within. Now a days, people are intelligent, very smart in recreating new things. They find easier to connect one thing with the other so to make them one. We often have experienced it from computers, such that when there is no internet connection, doRead More...

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SCHOOL NEW ENVIRONMENT

When we celebrated calendar year 2020 on its first day of the year, positive energy fills our hearts for it is double 20, “a perfect sight”, an optometrist approves. It is indeed a positive nudge for a prosperous year, believing also that this, too, for a better perspective to live by.  One school year counting starts by June to March, ten months complying the Education Department requirement of 195 toRead More...

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WITNESSING GOD’S NEARNESS IN “THESE DAYS OF ISOLATION”

As the world and its habitants are so busy in coping with the challenges of this pandemic, it is still vivid in my mind of our community’s article shared in “United in Hope” on how we in the community have experienced God’s abiding presence during these days. It has been our daily prayers that our “rice granary” will not run out of stock, our “treasury  bag” (purse to pay weeklyRead More...

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LEARNING FROM “MY NEIGHBORS”

Who is my neighbor? The gospel of Mark 12:31 emphasizes the two New Commandments of Jesus: love God and love your neighbors as yourself. As a community of believers, we are bound to love our neighbors, learn from, care, and respect them.   I consider the Novitiate as the first community life I have experienced.  I am grateful to God and to my sisters in this community, for they haveRead More...

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LEARNING TO WAIT, HOPING IS COPING

“BOUND FOR MANILA? Oh! so SCARY…” Yes, the usual reply of people, the “new normal response” to those who travel to the capital city of the Philippines, due to the continuous spread of COVID 19. Here, we have had the longest Lockdown and just recently, Manila has returned to another 15 days Lockdown with a much-tightened quarantine regulation. We now topped with the highest number of new cases among ourRead More...

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WHY AND WHAT FOR WE IDENTIFY OURSELVES AS “WE ARE”?

Days ago, we went down familiar and unfamiliar routes. We always have with us an “answer” concept wherever we go. However, reality can change due to the attitude and wish of inhabitants of a particular place, even more when dealing with a people’s belief. It is true that answers may vary in every situation, but we are always the same in terms of human nature and sometimes in terms ofRead More...

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MORE THAN THE CUP OF THE KING

What do we wait? Why do we always have to wait? In love poems, lovers always promise each other they’ll wait “even eternally.” We know that in everyday life most people from this society don’t wait unless it is something or somebody important. However, in dates the most important issue is not to wait, but to be attended. How to wait is an important key in life. This is urgentRead More...

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DEALING WITH A NEW WAY OF LEARNING

(Based on the Experience of Online Classes With Sr. Elizabeth Rani Savarimuthu) Technology has the implications of both good and bad, depending on how we use it. It was then created with its prime reason: helping or serving human needs. However, this purpose has turned into a destructive reality because of our unlimited desires, curiosity and self-satisfaction. Yet, there are some people who recognize the value of technology amidst thisRead More...

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FINDING WAY BACK HOME IN HIS OLD AGE: A STORY OF AN IMPORTANT MAN

“I met an authentic Doctor who brought me back to life, healed my physical and spiritual         brokenness”.   – Agusto Soares   A miracle happened to a man who walked away from God´s light for 84 years! He is an important person to me, he is my grandfather, regarded as “lost” but he is back, to a new life. Sometimes, we lose way in our journeys yet, there is always aRead More...

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OF BLESSINGS AND LIFE SKILLS

Due to our quest to help people find some forms of new skills and new way to “earning and saving” for the family, as Dominican missionaries, are happy to find some sources for this purpose. So, in the month of June 2020, we were fortunate to receive a blessed chance to give a response to young girls to develop some skills. It is a way to prepare them for aRead More...

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A REASON TO GIVE THANKS

“Forever I will sing the Goodness of the Lord!   (Ps. 89)  My vocation is one of the most precious gifts I received from God. In my years of commitment, the year 2020 is a milestone, a fitting time to look back, to celebrate the “now”, to leap forward, to foreshadow… The first day l stepped on the grounds of Missionary Dominican Sisters of the Rosary in Baliwasan, Zamboanga City, lRead More...

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“ILLUMINATED DARKNESS”

The chant prayed today invites us to reflect about Revelation 12,11 “They did not love their lives to the death…” This phrase invites us to turn back and to look back to our own story, our own identity, sensibility and the events that have meaning and the strength that emanates from faith, from a pure, sincere, brave and true love.   Today marks polish Maximiliano Kolbe’s celebration -a missionary inRead More...

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TO BE GRATEFUL MEANS TO FIND BLESSINGS IN EVERYTHING

First and foremost, I thank God for giving me this opportunity to share my experience of staying in San Luis Beltran Province in Philippines. My love for my missionary vocation, my Congregation, our Founders, and Charism has been my motivating factor to leave the shores of India and step into the unknown.  I left India on 21st of July 2018 with mixed feelings of trust in the Lord, joy, uncertainty,Read More...

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SLOW DOWN, DO NOT GO FAST

“Why are we always in a hurry?”  Let us look at why the world is rushing, why people are always in a hurry. Industries are engaged in fast machine and are lessening manpower. Bishop Socrates Villegas in this week´s Mass gave three points to reflect on why we are always in a hurry:   First, there are too many sufferings: sickness, hunger, poverty. But it is observed that some areRead More...

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LOCKDOWN AND A GIFT: THE SCHOOL OF ATTENTION TO THE SISTERS

I’m sure that more than ever we have seen, listened to and taken care of each other…we have won all that lost time from the past, it is so good! God is good! If attending others have been intense in the pandemic, it has been even more to our elder sisters and/or sick sisters. When I refer to elder sisters, I must precise that I am in Africa, where lifeRead More...

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EAST TIMOR: THEN AND NOW

What does it mean for me to be a missionary in East Timor then and now? Being a missionary to East Timor was a dream for me then, to help the suffering Timorese during the Indonesian time. A dream which was realized. The time I arrived in East Timor was a time when the young people especially males were being persecuted by the Indonesian military, a difficult time for themRead More...

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KEEPING HOPE ALIVE

When COVID-19 entered the world, it has amassed put everyone’s life in danger. There are thousands and thousands of cases that World Health Organization reported daily. What is even more fearful that even on this eighth month there is no medicine nor vaccine assured, or that is confirmed as a discovered cure. There are only precautionary measures and protocols to follow in keeping us safe.  I am anxious especially withRead More...

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“You must go to everyone I send you to and say whatever I command you.” (Jeremiah 1:7

The missionary sending emanates from a faith act and trust in God and conducts the human desire of supporting others in “something.” This “something” takes us to the coasts and mountains in an adventure and an unexpected experience that will remain in the heart forever.   As missionaries, we are ready to listen to and to look with our eyes wide open our surroundings. We are available for going andRead More...

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FINDING THE KEYS TO THE HEART

“When the Lord closes a door, He opens windows.” There are many things that the “lockdown and quarantine times” crafted and reinvented our lives with. It was a long stay then, for the three of us from the South, meant only for a quick and important reason in going to Manila. Yet, we were caught up with quarantine lockdown and made us stay more days, into weeks, months and eventuallyRead More...

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MAKING MOST OF THE EXPERIENCE…A THANKSGIVING

The year ending 2019 was a year of thanksgiving to God. Lots of blessings had been received from Him in various ways, such as: success in our work, difficulties overcome trust in Him is graced in times least expected. We are confident that God is journeying with us, challenges to live a life with full vigor and enthusiasm in our mission, to share love and life especially for those who haveRead More...

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Poem

And you were gone No byes, no farewells, no lingering looks Before even we realized you were gone You as if seemed to be in haste. Your warm smile Your encouraging words Your impatience, your eagerness Sorely now we miss as days pass. To God we prayed to take away your suffering He answered rather and took you away from all sufferings. God, we believe, whatever He does, does bestRead More...

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LOCKED DOWN OF THE MARKETS & VARIOUS FACILITIES; BUT NOT OF HUMAN LIFE AND THEIR BASIC NEEDS (a personal reflection).

INTUTION FOR PREPAREDNESS: Hearing about a new Virus “Corona” from January 2020 tried to learn something about it .  When 19th March a “Janata Curfew” was announced by the Prime Minister on behalf of the same, somehow I felt it is something to take seriously and I was inspired to give information to the Children and staff in our Centre.  During the class on the 18th of March collected allRead More...

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WhatsApp: Boon or bane?

Introduction Texts, Internet, social networks are “gift of God” if used wisely – Pope Francis “Emails, text messages, social networks and chats can also be fully human forms of communication. Social networks can facilitate relationships and promote the good of society, but they can also lead to further polarization and division between individuals and groups.” said the Pope Francis in his message on the World Day of Communications in 2016.Read More...

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Behind the Mask

Behind the mask is a patient in fear, unsure what will happen after being brought here.Behind the mask is someone special who, was born for this moment to take care of you.Behind the mask is someone’s son or daughter, guiding you through these unchartered waters.Behind the mask, someone comes to you in prayer, full of mission and faith, guiding your care.Behind the mask, someone is leading the way, planning andRead More...

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COVID 19 PANDEMIC AND OUR MISSION

The intention of the Holy Father Pope Francis for the month of March was to pray that the Church in China may persevere in its faithfulness to the Gospel and grow in unity. This statement is printed in the 2020 calendar at least six months in advance. The Holy Pope might have been inspired or he sensed of the calamity that was going to take place in China. Similar calamitiesRead More...

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You’re living by faith?

It’s amazingHow people can live by faithWithout even realizing itRight now in our homeWe’re living by faithIn what the scientists told usWe’re living by faithIn what the virus is telling peopleLook at how our actionsIs the result of what we believe?If we notice everyone is wearing a mask nowWhen they go to public placesEverybody is washing their handsTill their skin has changed coloursAll because we believe in an invisible thingThatRead More...

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Dominic the Prophet

We as Dominicans are very privileged to belong to the spiritual family of St. Dominic. We are proud of him. The month of August is unique month for us the Dominicans because in this month we celebrate two important feasts.  The feast of St. Dominic and also the feast of Assumption of Mother Mary the great supporter of him.  As we celebrate the feast of St. Dominic let us haveRead More...

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Covid 19

COVID-19 is a battle for our souls, a “spiritual battle for the 21st century”.  It’s a battle and we will win. “Whenever we feel overwhelmed by the chaos and difficulty of life, we can turn to God in prayer for peace and serenity. In this time of uncertainty, fear, seclusion and separation from what we term ‘normal,’ our human solution is to ‘handle it ourselves.’ But that is not what ourRead More...

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Temporary Vows’ Renovation

Listen to what God wants from you: “And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6, 8) To me, having renewed my vows -my option of living a religious life- in times of pandemic is to thank my vocation as well as the vocation of my companions Frania, Eveling and Yaneth, who being from differentRead More...

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DOMINICAN MISSIONARY SISTERS OF THE ROSARY – NICARAGUA Living from Hope

Dear sisters, please receive our more sincere greeting. From Nicaragua we want to share some of the experiences that we have lived in the last months. Some of us will make it by writing and others by a video that will get to you. We are just like everybody else -as presence of the Congregation in this country- living in hope. As we all know, Nicaragua lives since 2018 underRead More...

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Participation in the formation course ‘Preparation for Formation of Companions’ (PAF-Guatemala)

The experience of PAF (curso de Preparación para Acompañantes de la Formación, in English: course ‘Preparation for Formation of Companions’) has been a great gift received at the beginning of this year. I want to praise the wisdom of these words: “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven…” (Ecclesiastes 3, 1) these words I know them by heart after they were repeated over andRead More...

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CIRCUMSTANCES DO NOT MATTER…WE SAY YES!

We -Angelica Gomez (Mexican) and Onelia Lopez (Guatemalan)- want to share what it means to profess our temporary vows during this pandemic in the Congregation Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Rosary. It has been an event where we have felt welcomed, supported and empowered by God and by all the sisters in the Congregation.   Since our first call in this walk with Jesus along with our brothers and sisters,Read More...

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An experience is shared with us from Peru

This community of elders is called Ascension Nicol and Ramon Zubieta. The nine sisters who form the community greet you. Some with more and others with less limitations due to our age, but we are all conscious. We are spending our quarantine in good conditions and being wonderfully served by two paramedics, one in the day shift and the other in the night shift. In addition, there are other employeesRead More...

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A reflection is shared with us from the Philippines

The Asian continental novitiate in Manila shares with us the following reflection: The Silent MasterIn the day there was a great master, who is silent and extremely brilliant.He started his trip from Wuhan to Italy and now he is everywhere.While he arrives to a country the whole world participates, crying with sadness.He took some lives in silence.Many meetings, churches, schools, hotels and dormitories were shut down immediately.The time has come,Read More...

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DO NOT BE AFRAID BECAUSE I AM WITH YOU

We have been experienced this pandemic, Covid-19, for almost half a year. People lost their loved ones daily here and there. Everywhere there is a solitude moan. We are afraid ourselves of losing one of our loved ones and we are also afraid of dying without our relatives next to us. On the other hand, we are always reminding that these fears will only lead us to a futile anxiety.Read More...

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From the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Do we fight Coronavirus using vaccines or by changing our mentality? One of the articles in the last IDI (598) of May 2020 by Neil Mitchell, OP, caught my attention and it has made me to reflect on how we can defeat this wicked pandemic. We already know the world’s reaction -especially in Africa- in relation to the possibilities of developing vaccines against Covid-19. As Africans, we have lived horribleRead More...

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From Ecuador…

Two former students from the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Rosary shared: EXPERIENCE LIVED DURING THE PANDEMIC. In the last week of March, the pandemic broke out in Guayaquil, a port city of 2,3 million inhabitants, where almost half of the Covid-19 cases in Ecuador took place. You can see the horror and the tragedy. Fear is felt everywhere, and families wander in the city knocking doors to get aRead More...

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MY EXPERIENCE IN THE CENTRAL AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF SPIRITUALITY SOCIETY OF JESUS

The Central American Institute of Spirituality (CEFAS in Spanish) has been doing this work for the last 25 years. It began by Father Carlos Cabarrus.  CEFAS develops an integral program in three areas: human, psychological and spiritual. It has a very complete team of professional experts who guide personal and group process of the participants. It is very difficult to talk about my experience lived in PAF…I will try toRead More...

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FROM THE ITINERACY OF RIVERS TO THE ITINERACY OF ACTIVITIES RELATED TO OUR EVANGELIZING MISSION

Our itinerant community, composed by four sisters and two Dominican monks, has the responsibility of encouraging the life of the missions Kirigueti and Timpia and their respective communities and just like other communities, we have been affected by the pandemic. As every year before we start with our missionary work, we got ready to plan. We like that our planning states day, month, hour, activities and person in charge. EverythingRead More...

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Dear Sisters

I would love to share with you the experience I have had in Spain collaborating with the congregational juniorate project. In the first place, I am thankful to the General Council for trusting me and give me the opportunity of sharing these days with the novice. From some time ago, I feel a special and urgent call: answering with the minister of healing, combining Spirituality and psychology; heal wounds andRead More...

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INTUITIONS

I was thinking to write about my experience lived during my first formation (juniorate, postulancy, novitiate and new generations) that the Ecuadorian religious conference offers (CER in Spanish) to the consecrated life, but my intuition took me somewhere else.   “Right there, that small woman, that is me. In the silence intimacy, where stillness embraces me, I recreated myself. The absence of noise was my nest. I spin across myself,Read More...

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HOLIDAYS IN QUARENTINE

I am on Holidays in my giant Democratic Republic of the Congo, where -as in any other country- it was ordered, on March 10th, a national emergency state, immovability and closed borders. All the activities are still suspended, and people continue their social lockdown. I think that -for a reason that only God knows- few days after I left Ecuador, the first Covid-19 was reported in Ecuador. If this wouldRead More...

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Unforgettable holidays

I am Hilda, I work in Quito for the last 7 years and I came to Peru during the first days of March to spend my holidays and to do some paperwork, something that I was able to do just before the government declared national immobility due to Covid-19. I am in Chiclayo in my sister’s house. From here I extend my fraternal and solidary greeting to all and eachRead More...

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“Only a woman, only she can reach another woman’s heart…”

I have always been moved by the expression of our founding Father: “Only a woman, only she can reach another woman’s heart…” My Dear Sisters: I want to share with you how this expression of our founding Father is heard by myself since I was in my internship and how it has marked my pastoral life with women in different countries… Sisters, without taking out the first sense of theseRead More...

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“We are all in the same storm, but not in the same boat”

Dear sisters, I was asked to write my experience while living in Ecuador and that is what I am going to do. On March 11th, 2020, I arrived to Quito, Ecuador’s capital, from Chile, following my missionary dream that was born when I was a novice in Lima in the years 1990 and 1991. In this missionary experience, my assigned community is Quininde, located in Esmeralda province, Ecuador. However, byRead More...

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In the silence of Everything

Hello! I am Sara del Pilar and I was born near of the ocean in Mancora, Peru. I have come to Quito, Ecuador where I have lived 30 beautiful years. The last years, I have been living in Rosario (Argentina) because I was studying, and I came back to Quito at the end of 2019. I was tired of the books and the city. I felt I needed to stopRead More...

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Education within reach of countryside youth

I committed myself to accompany girls and teenagers in the “Proyecto Promocion de la mujer” (Women’s promotion project) of the Missionary Sisters of the Rosary in the boarding school “Santa Rosa” of San Ignacio, Cajamarca, because we value countryside girls’ education since it is very important for their development, especially considering the dangers that they face.   I arrived to the boarding school on March 10th, a week before theRead More...

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Missionary experience in Barañain, Pamplona

The mission has been, is, and will be an unforgettable and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. It is a joy and plenitude feeling that it cannot be compared to any other luxury that we have in our everyday life. The mission involves many pleasant experiences despite the challenges that are also part of the missionary life. The missionary experience is expressed as a life novelty in all the dimensions ofRead More...

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SESSION OF THE MIXED INTER-POSTULATE

The session among postulants takes place every third weekend in ITPR-Mvolyé from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. The program includes animation, eucharistic celebration, meals, the works at the crossroads, different household chores, etc. During the year different topics are programmed and among them, we chose to talk about “Self-knowledge.” To know yourself is very complex because you must go deeper to know our being. We cannot just base on theRead More...

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THE FLOWER OF CONTAINMENT IN THE COMMUNITY

Nuestra Senora del Rosario de Yaunde community is composed by twelve members. From March 18th we have been taken the actions suggested by the World Health Organization (WHO), the government, Cameroonians and the Catholic Church to fight against corona virus (COVID-19). We have been taking these suggestions and we decided to make the following commitment: Each of us has a bucket of water and soap outside our houses to washRead More...

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Don’t be afraid!

Don’t be afraid! These words were pronounced by beatus John Paul II on the day of the inauguration of his pontificate, October 22nd, 1978 and are still relevant today. I allow myself dear sisters to dedicate these words to ourselves in the difficult times we are facing. Don’t be afraid because Christ has defeated death. He’s alive, it is Easter!           We have been called to accept life as it is,Read More...

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GET UP AND SERVE WITH LOVE

By using this title my dear sisters, we want to share with you the different tasks we have in our community (Nuestra Senora del Rosario) and the joy and love that characterizes each of us when serving others. These tasks are cooking and liturgy. Each of the tasks is developed from Sunday to Saturday by us in groups of two members each (one sister and a postulant or two postulants).Read More...

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INCREDIBLE BUT TRUE EASTER IN SIMBOK

Within 24 hours, 3 couples became parents of 6 wonderful babies in our hospital ‘Notre Dame Du Rosaire De Simbok’ on April 15th. Many times, we focus on what is wrong: water and light problems, personnel arriving late, carelessness, patients’ ingratitude, exhaustion, failure, etc. It is not easy to deal with people or to manage goods. We forget to have a positive perspective about things and to be thankful toRead More...

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THE SPORT: A PASTORAL AND MISSIONARY EXPERIENCE

Motivated by our Congregation’s constitution (number 44, page 37), which invites to incarnation, I included myself among teenagers to evangelize. In our action plan, we have many activities in the program, including practicing sport on Saturday morning, though unfortunately coronavirus has prevented us from practicing. The main objectives for incarnation and joining teenagers’ group are: Being close to teenagers to help them to evolve -especially those who are isolated- towardsRead More...

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Easter from Macau

We have a remarkable Easter for the Global church. With so many countries on lock down, unable to attend mass or come together in this Easter. But we were lucky the religious group here in our place with the permission of the Bishop we can celebrate Mass in the convent without outsiders of course only the priest. We need to open our eyes and our hearts in order to recognizeRead More...

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He is Risen, Alleluia!

Easter is a time of rejoicing of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ that, He died and rose again in order to bring new life to the humanity.  We are also inspired by the words of Pope Francis during Easter time. “The grace of God washed us of our sin and we took on Christ; Every time Catholics receive the Eucharist, They are united with the Servant Christ in obedience toRead More...

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Love as saying to the poor that “you are not alone”

The right to christian funeral is not a due  for many reasons ranging from the situation of communion of the deceased with the Church, that of the family  and sometimes, unfortunately, for economic reasons because it is necessary to pay some fees for the mass. Well, for Brice, a poor young sick man who died at Batcham Fiela in December 2019, things were easier. The priest announced one day atRead More...

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Welcome to the web portal of the Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Rosary

Full of joy we invite you to visit our new web portal, let’s share the good news with our contacts and invite them to be part of this great family! For us this is an opportunity, an open window for continuing our mission to those who surf the net. The beautiful and diversified presences we have in the world are worth communicating them. Every action, even the smallest one isRead More...

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Leadership and context

Christ encouraged us with an example of limitless sacrifice. This testimony may seem to be resignified in our current context. Our leaderships require to pay attention to basic needs such as listening, welcoming, service and merciful gaze. It is vital to irradiate a humanizing leadership in the middle of these social, values and health crisis. The evangelizing exercise of attending with dedication and disposition to our children underlines not onlyRead More...

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Prayer in times of coronavirus

Father and Mother of all creation God of mercy and compassion Today your daughters and sons, who you have tattooed on the palm your hands, Cry out to you, from our fragility From this deep via crucis we are suffering as humanity   Give strength and protection to all health care workers who expose their lives to save the lives of others. Give intelligence and wisdom to all the scientistsRead More...

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One thing, everything there is in the now of time

Everyone desires to live a life at its best. How we define “best” has something to do with what we have in our hearts and to seek every possibility to fulfill it. Just as what we desire and how we seek to fulfill them is marked both by our uniqueness and character.  In this land of the living that we all share, we dare to care and to get connectedRead More...

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Moments of joy in the community

Our communities must be joy communities This is a day for renewing the vows of one of our young professed in Notre Dame du Rosaire community in Yaundé, Cameroon. We believe in religious life, we believe that our convents are places of prayers and pity only, of sacrifices for resembling Christ’s suffering, places where we should resolve conflicts and our differences, which usually put us under tension, places where weRead More...

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First vows’ celabration in Batcham, Cameroon

We lived an awesome experience during Sister Edith Verdiane Djuidje’s first vow profession. It was very moving and touching as it was the first time that temporary vows took place in Cameroon, especially in Batcham, a land known for being very attached to its traditions and not much to the Christian culture. What excited me most is that the ceremony was all organized by the Batcham community, the community inRead More...

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Peace as the fruit of a prayer for peace in India

Last December, during the Dominican month of peace, we had as a community a spiritual journey to India, in communion with the whole Dominican family who prayed for peace in India as instructed by the former Master of the Order, Fray Bruno Cadoré. How did it go? Each sister, after having chosen a task (to research data on a)  India geography b) the history of the establishment of the DominicansRead More...

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Christmas celebration in “Ngouache”

Since October 30, 2019, the name “Ngouache” has a sad connotation; a landslide claimed the lives of more than 40 people, leaving others homeless and deprived of their possessions. The news provoked a very strong emotion throughout the country, but some went beyond emotion. Who are they? Well, a journalist -who works and live in France with his family- explained to his children the situation of the children survivors ofRead More...

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The Richness of Simplicity

Our common study on the mission with the Dominican Family, has given us the opportunity to go to Dagat-Dagatan, Pampanga, a place  surrounded by garbage, to experience the lifestyle of the indigenous people. Through this small mission exposure we are able to experience how to live as a Missionary, following the example of our Founders Msgr. Ramon Zubieta and Blessed Ascension Nicol. Both mission places remind us of our callRead More...

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Kawsay-Peru

KAWSAY NETWORK (PERU)

Somos uma Rede Internacional de Vida Consagrada, uma comissão permanente da Conferência dos Religiosos do Peru, comprometida em construir uma sociedade sem tráfico de pessoas, promovendo através de ações concretas, dignidade, justiça e solidariedade. Em Lima, de 8 a 10 de maio de 2019, realizamos o VIII Encontro Nacional da Rede Kawsay Peru, “Vida consagrada por uma sociedade sem tráfico”, com a participação de 39 congregações, incluindo nosso MDR. DesdeRead More...

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Namacurra

NAMACURRA: A GROWING MISSION

A part of the seed fell on good land… We, the sisters of San Martin de Porres community, continue our pastoral work in Namacurra mission. This mission was originated by the proposal of our Quelimane Bishop, Hilario da Cruz Massinga, who asked a missionary to collaborate and accompany Namacurra mission, which is more than 300 kms from Quelimane where we lived. There was nobody to evangelize 50 christian communities there.Read More...

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Chile

MISSIONARY MONTH OF MARY (Chile)

The arrival of November brings the charm of the beginning of the month of Mary, which is very important for our country. This month is being celebrated in the middle of a social outbreak, which is a product of tremendous inequality, low salaries, bad quality health, very poor pensions and very expensive medicines, among many other factors. Just like Israel walked through the desert amid difficulties, our country is inRead More...

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Spain

SHARED EXPERIENCE (SPAIN)

During the last two months with our elder sisters of the community: Baranyain, Burriana and Leon we lived unique moments of ease, joy and sense of belonging. The first aspect that facilitated our integration was the reception from the sisters, which makes us feel as if we were part of the communities. We were marked by the virtues, the sense of belonging and the responsibility they showed for one another,Read More...

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Guatemala

“Blessed is she who believed, for there will be fulfillment of those things which were told her from the Lord” (Lc 1, 45) (GUATEMALA)

“Jireh” settlement (The Lord my provider) is located on 23rd avenue in Guatemala City. By watching how a group of women from this settlement live and coexist makes us think about how they can organize themselves among many uncertainties and are able to move forward with their families. The capacity of generating joy and optimism in their everyday lives and the encounters they have every Wednesday to share God’s word.Read More...

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South Peru

DAYDREAM LIVING (SOUTH PERU)

We shared with you what we have lived, listened, and experimented while being with Matsiguengas women in Ivochote chapel -from Quillabamba community- by our sister Ester Rojas Natividad. I have been working with Matsiguengas women for 13 years in the upper and middle Urumabma, located in La convencion province in Cusco, Peru. Currently, many Matsinguengas women dream about being “somebody in life” in their community. They aspire to have recognitionRead More...

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Nicaragua

To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1: 7) (Nicaragua)

Amid a reality of death, repression, imprisonment, abusive dismissal, cancelation of juristic person to Human Rights and other GNOs, attacks towards media and invasion of their facilities, and thousands of people migrating to other countries there is a light shining. A faint light at times, but it never goes out. The value, bravery and courage of teenagers -even under imprisonment- continuously provide hope for a new tomorrow for all ofRead More...

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Philippines

DISCOVERING THE TRUE HAPPINESS (The Philippines)

“The secret of peace and happiness is found in one’s self-denial, in emptying oneself and letting everything be filled by God’s love” (Blessed Ascension Nicol Goñi).  There are people who search for happiness in the material things: money, cars, possessions and other things that are not from God. Mother Ascension gives us the clear answer to happiness: true happiness is to be found only in God by discovering oneself. LetRead More...

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India

A CELEBRATION WHICH BRINGS JOY TO THE UNLOVED (India)

Matru Chhaya is a trust run by Dominican Sisters in Balasinor Taluka of Mahisagar District, in Gujarat State.  Our vision is to become a reality the rights of equality as well as the right of living with human dignity in the villages where we work. Our mission is to work among the marginalized and disadvantaged section of the society for a free and just world. We do this by creatingRead More...

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Congo

COME TO SEE (Congo)

We shared with you dear sisters the different events that marked our lives in the postulate in Malaika community in Kinshasa. We entered the postulancy on April 29th, 2018. We started by living a three days retreat called “Come to see”. Our retreat was animated by the MALAIKA’s community sisters: Sister Ines Raimundu and Sister Wivine Munduku. Our entrancy to the postulancy had place during an eucharistic celebration honored byRead More...

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