Some members of the Holy Family of Helmut, the Holy Family of Bergame and the Holy Family of Bordeaux.
Some thirty Religious from three Congregations founded under the protection of the Holy Family of Nazareth came together on Sunday, 28 December in the Holy Family School complex of Kinshasa-Righini for a day of prayer, sharing and fun.
The Sisters of the Holy Family of Helmut, the Holy Family of Bergame and the Holy Family of Bordeaux, congregations founded in Belgium, Italy and France respectively come together every year to celebrate the feast of the Holy Family together. This year it was the turn of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bergame, who have the Holy Family school complex, to host the event.
After Midday Prayer and Benediction, the Religious, Aspirants, Postulants and Novices of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bergame presented some dances and sketches depicting the virtues (e.g. truth, forgiveness and trust) of the Holy Family of Nazareth. These virtues apply to couples and families as well as to Religious. The Sisters also asked Jesus, Mary and Joseph to remain among them so that their houses would become houses of peace, continual prayer, obedience and charity.
During this celebration at Kinshasa, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Bordeaux were united in spirit with their Sisters who were meeting at Idiofa in the province of Bandundu. In the Cathedral of St. Kizito, the Bishop of Idiofa, Mgr Joseph Moko, celebrated the Eucharist during which Sr. Georgine Mufogoto, the Delegation Superior of the DR of Congo, received the perpetual vows of Srs. Gisèle Katembe, Sylvie Kazoa, Norbertine Muzozi and Mireille Tshitshi.
Fr. Jean Baptiste Malenge, OMI