Mission

News and Events

2024

SPC HONG KONG

Students, Faculty and Staff of St. Paul's Convent School visited SPC Generalate in Rome

A group of 80 students, along with their teachers and staff, from St. Paul’s Convent School in Hong Kong visited our Generalate during their Europe Music Tour in Rome.

Witnessing the beauty and significance of the Generalate was a remarkable experience for them, and we’re glad to have provided them with such an opportunity.

2023

RETURN TO THE FATHER IN HEAVEN

Canonical Visits of Mother General and Sr. Marie Khen to the Four (4) Provinces Of Vietnam

SPC NEW MISSIONARIES TO  REPUBLIC OF CENTRAL AFRICA

God’s work knows no borders, as two new missionaries have been dispatched to Central Africa. Sr. Mary Ann Cruz (from the Philippines), a medical doctor and former missionary to Haiti, and Sr. Maria NGUYEN Thi Thanh Mai (from Saigon, Vietnam), a former missionary to Daegu working as a pastoral minister at the Multicultural Family Center in Daegu, South Korea, have answered His call to serve in Africa.

Praise be to God for their dedication and selflessness in spreading His love and compassion!

A SCHOOL BECOMES A REFUGE

SWITZERLAND

In collaboration with the Association Jurassienne d’Accueil des Migrants, the Sisters of SaintPaul of Chartres  who are present in Biel, La Chauxde-Fonds, Boncourt and Porrentruy, (AJAM) have agreed to transform their School for Girls in Porrentruy into a Refuge Center for unaccompanied young migrants aged 17 to 18. While the Sisters initially opened their doors to Ukrainian refugees, they recognized that these young refugees often had family connections or guardians to whom parental authority had been delegated, rendering a dedicated refuge more suitable.

SPC GENERALATE, ROME MISSION SEND-OFF OF THE NEW MISSIONARIES

During  Vespers on the Death Anniversary of Mother Marie Micheau, a mission send-off was held to bless the new missionaries who are embarking on their journey to Congo and the Generalate. Sr. Nativité from Saigon, Vietnam, and Sr. Chantal Marie-Louise from Madagascar have been chosen to serve in Congo, while Sr. Chantal Odette will be serving in the Generalate.

We are grateful to Sr. Nativité for her joyful spirit and generosity while she was serving in the Generalate for almost three years.

All glory to God for his abiding love and providence.

SPC JAPAN

Canonical Visit of Mother General and Sr. Hélène

SPC THAILAND

SR. FRANÇOISE JIRANONDA OF SPC THAILAND RECEIVEDTHE SERVANT LEADERSHIP AWARD

Sr Francoise Jiranonda, SPC of SPC Thailand was one of the recipients of the Sisters Anti-trafficking Awards.

The award ceremony was held on October 31, 2023, at Farringdon in London, and was graced by the presence of the Rt. Hon. Theresa May MP and Sir Mo Farah.

The event aimed to highlight the remarkable role played by Catholic sisters in the fight against human trafficking.

Sr. Francoise Jiranonda, along with two other sisters from the congregations of SMI (India) and SSL (Nigeria), was recognized for her invaluable contribution to the cause. She was conferred with the prestigious “The Servant Leadership Award” for her unwavering commitment to fighting human trafficking.

 

CONGRATULATIONS dear SR. FRANÇOISE.

REPUBLIC OF CENTRAL AFRICA

Meet our new Postulants in Central Africa

BLESSING AND INSTALLATION OF ST. ANDREW KIM TAEGON’S STATUE AT ST. PETER'S IN THE VATICAN, KOREA'S FIRST PRIEST AND MARTYR-SAINT.

The installation of St. Andrew Kim Taegon’s statue in a niche on the exterior of St. Peter’s Basilica on September 16, 2023, was a remarkable moment for the Catholic Church and the Korean community.

St. Andrew Kim Taegon’s legacy of faith and sacrifice will continue to inspire us all for generations to come. May his intercession be a source of strength for all those who seek to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

SPIRITUAL RENEWAL

From September 6 – October 16, a spiritual renewal is being held in Rome and France. Forty-two sisters are participating in this spiritual nourishment. Glory and praise to God!

THE SILVER JUBILARIANS

SPC MONGOLIA

POPE FRANCIS' VISIT TO MONGOLIA

SPC USA

Canonical Visit of Mother General and Sr. Emily

SPC MADAGASCAR

Canonical Visit of Mother General and Sr. Gerard

2023 WORLD YOUTH DAY IN LISBON, PORTUGAL

Our Sisters from Ethiopia, Thailand, the Diocese of Lancaster-Preston, UK, and Switzerland joined the World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal.

SPC THAILAND

Fortifying the Christian Faith in the Education and Pastoral Ministries

SPC CONGO

The Christian Faith is ALIVE...

ROME, GENERALATE

VIOLIN CONCERT IN THE GENERALATE

A violin concert was held on May 14, 2023, Sunday evening at the Generalate. Sr. Veronica Yong from SPC Seoul played the violin. Her accompanist was Sr. Helena Yam, a missionary in Rome, from SPC Daegu.

SPIRITUAL RENEWAL

From May 8 to June 1, 2023, spiritual renewal is being held in Rome and in France. There are 43 sisters from 17 Provinces, Districts, and Regions respectively participating in this spiritual nourishment.

SPC THAILAND

MOTHER MYRIAM CELEBRATES HER DIAMOND JUBILEE

SPC HANOI

U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY BLINKEN VISITS SPC HANOI

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in Hanoi on his first visit to Vietnam since becoming the top U.S. diplomat. On Saturday he met Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh as they discussed strengthening ties between the two nations.

He also came to visit our sisters in Hanoi. He said, “I met with the Sisters at St. Paul de Chartres Convent, an organization serving the Vietnamese community, where I also visited their kindergarten and the kitchen where they prepare meals for those in need. Their work is inspiring.”

CANONICAL VISITS

THAILAND

EAST TIMOR

PHILIPPINES

INDONESIA

Sr. Helena Nam, Daegu Province, Graduated from Musica Sacra

Sr. Helena Nam, the melody composer of our 325th Anniversary theme song, “Abounding Grace” recently graduated from the Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra here in Rome with the highest honors, Summa Cum Laude.  One of the highlights of the mini concert recital was her composition of Ave Regina Caelorum, a fusion of the Gregorian and modern arrangement.  Congratulations dear Sr. Helena.

PROFESSION AND RENEWAL OF VOWS

SEOUL

PHILIPPINES

INDONESIA

CONGO

AUSTRALIA

SPC GENERALATE, ROME

WELCOME DEAR SR. MARIE-PAULETTE 
 

We welcome Sr. Marie-Paulette Razazarohavana from Madagascar Province as the new Local Superior in the Generalate.

New Students

  Sr. Marietta Kattiya Chongsomchai                          Sr. Teresa Nguyen Thi Mai                              Sr. Dorine Anick Velo Onjaniaina                     Sr. Lucie Marie Claire Razafinara                                  Thailand                                                               Wyoming, USA                                                           Madagascar                                                          Madagascar            

GODSPEED DEAR SR. SOPHIA
 
After 9 years, Sr. Sophia Kim from Seoul Province ends her mission as the Local Superior in the Generalate. She will be replaced by Sr. Marie Paulette from Madagascar Province.
Thank you very much dear Sr. Sophia for your humble, thoughtful and quiet service in the Casa.
May God bless you with good health and bountiful graces. We will miss you…