Desired, wanted, planned and expected, the Continental Assembly of Africa (Cameroon-Nigeria-Senegal) took place from 29th July to the 4th August in Jalingo, Nigeria.
What a JOY to be together and to share freely from the heart about the future of the continent and the whole Institute! After bravely overcoming the many obstacles involved in travelling because of the pandemic and political insecurity, we did it!
Reflecting on and sharing our experience of God during these difficult times in world history, enlightened by Nicolas Barré’s Spiritualiy was encouraging and challenging.
Our lay friends from Cameroon and Nigeria, shared moving experiences of their journey with us. It was deep and meaningful. This interaction bonded and challenged the sisters and lay friends to continue to take concrete actions together in spite of the challenges of the pandemic and the inability to travel easily!
Among the sisters, we were able to have fruitful deliberations about governance, formation, financial autonomy and insecurity. Reviewing the steps taken, we want to strengthen our relations in the Continent without forgetting our federated Sisters of Providence in Central Africa.