COP 28: November 30 to December 13, 2023

  Pray for COP 28 Pope Francis reminds us in “Laudate Deum” that COP 28 being held in DUBAÏ from November 30 to December 13 is a major meeting.  For him, the concern for protecting creation is ongoing and he will be going to Dubaï from December 1-3, in answer to an invitation from the President of the United Arab Emirates.  Aware of the situation, Pope Francis has launched an unprecedented call for action for our common home.  He doesn’t hesitate to point out, “The United Arab…

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News from Madagascar

Associates in Mission: Over the last several years our Associate friends: Jacques and Marie-Annick Hervieux make their way faithfully to Madagascar to provide multiple services to the sisters of the region. While Marie-Annick devotes herself to different household tasks and gives French lessons, Jacques meticulously, as he is known to do, makes furniture to help set up communities: bedside tables for the rooms in the new house in Antsirabe, an altar for the Ambositra community, and so many other things, … Entrance to the postulancy in Antsirabe:…

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LTCFs (Long Term Care Facilities) in the hotseat!

We talk about it a lot. Media reports of how residents are suffering in some places. Exposing these situations is a good thing. Fortunately, this only concerns certain establishments. The social council where I live listens attentively to all the difficulties, they become aware of. According to their resources and by working with the people in charge they hasten to improve negative situations.  The resident does not want things to be difficult. Difficulties come from their loss of autonomy and their advanced age.  To live in a…

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A festive spirit in Madagascar!

Time pushes and shoves us, doesn't it?... We always have to go faster, and yet…! Sometimes connections are instantaneous, and sometimes they are slow: "the network is saturated", "the internet speed is slow", "the train was late", ... In fact, the reasons can be many and varied. In reality, the odds are stacked against you. In Madagascar, there are often power outages, and it's not always easy to get online. This explains the delayed news. Nevertheless, it's never too late to rejoice that young women are still…

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