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Our Lady of Chartres Convent, Philippine Province
Makes Factory Line Assembly of Face Shields
Vietnam/Philippines: Our Sisters' Operation Assistance on Super Typhoon Victims
Some of our communities in Central Vietnam and the Northern part of the Philippines were badly hit by the super typhoon, but our sisters were still able to manage to help and distribute relief packs to the people in their respective areas.
The sisters in other communities who were not affected by the typhoon and flash floods were united to send goods and supplies to our communities that were badly hit which were then shared with the victims of the calamity.
SPC of USA District Life and Mission
Despite the raging spread of the pandemic COVID-19 in USA, our sisters in the USA District kept their ministry alive doing pastoral and spiritual ministry online and offline and as a volunteer frontliner at St. Francis Connection Center, a Catholic Extension-supported social outreach center in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, to help and distribute healthy meals to people in need,
Here’s a glimpse of their vibrant life and mission.
Crotone, Italy: Pandemic Crisis Life and Mission
Our sisters in Crotone, our new mission community in the Southern part of Italy continue to fulfill their life and mission despite the Covid crisis by visiting the old and young people in their homes to cheer them up, helping the parish to pack foods and more.
France: Assembly with Young Professed
Sister Monique Françoise, Provincial Superior of France had an assembly with the young professed sisters just before the lockdown.
Prayer for the Departed
Réquiem ætérnam dona eis Dómine,
et lux perpétua lúceat eis.
Requiéscant in pace. Amen.
“Give them, Lord, eternal rest
And let the light of your face shine on them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.”
Mission Send-Off of Sr. Marie Ky
During Vespers, a simple mission send-off was held at the Generalate Chapel on October 8, 2020 for Sr. Marie Ky, a missionary in Rome but re-missioned to France.
Prior to this, on the last week of September another mission-send off for Sr. Marthe Ny and Sr. Justine was also held. They were assigned to France also.
Commemoration of the Arrival
of the First SPC Missionaries in Indonesia
The Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres in Indonesia held a Thanksgiving Eucharistic Celebration to commemorate the arrival of the first missionaries in Indonesia.
Indonesia despite a Muslim country is also blessed of Christian vocation in our congregation.
Sr. Martha PHAM and Sr. Cecile LIEN Completed Their Studies in Angelicum University
Sr. Martha PHAM and Sr. Cecile LIEN (Trần Thị Bích Liên) both defended their Masteral theses successfully at the Angelicum University. Sr. Martha defended her thesis online: “The Ascent Towards Happiness: Man’s Happiness and the Role of Acquired Habits according to St. Thomas Aquinas while Sr. Cecile defended her thesis offline on “Friendship of Man with God: A Thomistic Study on the Virtue of Charity” on Spirituality.
Sr. Martha who is from Danang Province, Vietnam is a missionary in Australia. Sister Cecile comes from Mytho Province, Vietnam.
Closure of the Torpignattara Community in Rome
After 90 years of presence and service in Torpignattara. The Paschal dimension of our life and mission is an inevitable reality.
The property has been entrusted to the Diocese of Rome.
A thanksgiving mass was held at Sta Maria Medtriace Parish on September 19, 2020.
God’s Outpouring Blessing in SPC Congo
Five years ago, the Sisters of St. Paul of Chartres (SPC) started its mission in Congo Brazzaville, the Republic of Congo. Two communities were established: in Mbota which is a pastoral center and in Mvouti where a dispensary, a nursery school, and a formation house were set up by the missionaries from the Philippines, Thailand, Madagascar, and Haiti and later from another sister in Vietnam.
After 5 years of toil and challenges, they held their first profession ceremony for their two young sisters.
SPC Congo is under the auspices of the Generalate.
The Christmas in August,
The Exhibition to Save the Earth
by Sr. Jo Kyu-hee (Elizabeth)
In the world where everything seems to have stopped due to COVID-19, a global pandemic that swept the world, Sr. Elizabeth’s (Seoul Province) hands had moved busily to prepare an exhibition to give peace and comfort to those who are depressed by the limited activities and a bad economy caused by COVID-19.
SPC Generalate Chaplain was appointed Bishop
by Pope Francis
On Thursday, July 23, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Félicien Ntambue Kasembe, CICM to shepherd the people of God inKabinda Diocese, Democratic Republic of Congo which has been vacant since October 2018.
Bishop Félicien has been serving as one of the General Councilors of the Scheutists since 2017. He is one of the CICM priests who celebrates mass for the sisters in the Generalate.
PéléVTT Marian Pilgrimage in France
PéléVTT is a Marian Pilgrimage for the intergenerational evangelization of young people from ages 11-18 years old. They visit Marian shrines or cathedrals using the motorbikes.
Sr. Marie Bénédicte SPC, is a young missionary sister from Danang, Vietnam. Missioned in France, she participates in the yearly Marian pilgrimage team by motorbike known as PéléVTT.
Sr Anne Christina, a young sister in temporary vow and 3 aspirants: Anne, Marthe and Catherine join her for this year’s mountain biking pilgrimage.
SPC Thailand, Alive in Faith
Thailand, a Buddhist country with only 0.46% Catholics all over the country, calls for a great feat to promote vocation. And even amidst the pandemic crisis, the SPC Formation Program in Thailand for young sisters was fully alive.
Seminars and activities for bible studies to enrich and cultivate their faith and vocation were shared among the young sisters led by Sr. Theresa Punnachet
Jubilee Celebration at the Generalate
On the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul, Sister Marie DANG Thi Le Thuy and Sr. Marthe Rose NGUYEN Thi Hong Hoa had a simple silver and golden jubilee celebration respectively at the chapel in the Generalate.
Sr. Marie Thuy is a missionary from Saigon assigned in our new community in Crotone while Sr. Marthe Rose from Danang is assigned at Torpignatarra.
SPC Congo: Reception Ceremony
On the evening of June 29, Feast of the Sts. Peter and Paul, SPC Congo held a Reception Ceremony of the 2 new novices as well as the reception of the crucifix of the Postulant.
At present there are 2 second year novices, 2 new first year novices and one postulant.
SPC Congo accepts aspirants only every 2 years so as to be able to give an intensive focused formation for the group of novices and postulants in formation.
Archdiocese of Daegu, Koinonia: Pope Francis’ "Program on The Life of Faith”
The office for the young people of the Archdiocese of Daegu, organized a faith program activity for the children to make their life meaningful even if they just stay in their respective homes.
This is the “Program of the Life of Faith” inspired by Pope Francis during his message to the young people for the XXXV World Youth Day 2020 which aims to foster their daily faith.
Mother Goretti's Letter
Sr. Jo Kyu-hee, Silver Prize Awardee
Sr. Jo Kyu-hee from Seoul Province won the silver prize award during the 40th International Contemporary Art Exhibition.
SPC Formators from Australia and East Timor
Joined the Formation Program organized by UISG.
New Students in Rome
The new students who were sent by their Provincial Superiors to study in Rome this year are from Vietnam: Danang and Saigon; and from South Korea: Daegu and Seoul.
They are Sr. Angela Yee (Daegu), Sr. Elizabeth Yang and Sr. Martina Kim (Seoul), Sr. Therese Cuong (Saigon), Sr. Marie Tran (Saigon), Sr. Lucie (Saigon) and Sr. Therese Phuong (Saigon).