Sr. Magdalena, Christine Barbara Eichinger, SSpS is a member of Religious in Europe Networking against Trafficking and Exploitation (RENATE). The members are working alongside many other organizations around the world to eradicate modern-day slavery. A few months ago, thirty RENATE members gathered at the Soeterbeeck Conference Centre for a seminar.

By: UCAN Thomas Ora, Dili – Timor (SSpS sisters)

The National Commission of HIV/ AIDS, in Timor-Leste began to emerge even before independence, starting with only a few cases. The number, however, has increased every year. As the commission reported last year, in the past 13 years more than 600 cases were discovered, of which 29% were young people aged 15-24, 59% were people aged 25-44 and 9 % were people aged 45 years and older. The remaining percentages are children aged 14 years and younger. However, these numbers are limited to data from hospitals and clinics. The HIV in Timor-Leste is like the tip of an iceberg, which will be a huge problem later if it’s not handled properly.

Sr. Veronika from Slovakia was a Missionary Sister of the Holy Spirit (SSpS). She has been working in South Sudan over the past six years. She was a medical doctor. She has been in charge of St. Bakhita Health Center in South Sudan, where she saved many women and babies lives.

Bad Driburg / Generalate of the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters from Steyl

In an official letter dated February 25, 2015, the Holy See has given the go signal for the beatification process for the Co-foundress and first Superior General of the Steyl Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, Adolfine Tönnies (Mother Mary Michael).

The First Delegates Conference of the Friends of SVD was held at Christ the King Parish in Accra on May 25, 2019 under the theme, “Our Vocation as SVD Lay Partners". The Parish Priest of Christ the King, Rev. Fr. Andrew Campbell, SVD in his welcome address stressed on the indispensable role of the laity in the evangelization mission of the Church.

On 8 June, the eve of the Pentecost, the alumni of Divine Word School in Estella (1969-1975 batch), celebrated their annual meeting. After the initial reception and usual greetings, we celebrated the Eucharist presided by Lorenzo Goyeneche. It was a moment of reflection in which the festivity of the Pentecost was inviting us to recognize the way the Spirit of the Word had penetrated our lives and to express our commitment wherever we are to build a more just and equitable society.

My name is Susan Noronha and I come from a land of picturesque beauty, India. I love my country because India is a nation with unity in diversity with people living together from various religions, castes and beliefs.

The Annual Convention of our SVD Lay Associates, known here as FRIENDS OF SVD, was held from 26 – 28th October 2018, at St. Barnabas Parish, Eldoret. This parish is situated in Kimumu area and administered by the Divine Word Missionaries. The SVD Lay Associates meet once a year to share their experiences during the year.

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