Christmas 2020
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You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. Job 11:18 May this Christmas season fill your heart with hope and confidence. Blessed Christmas and a happy New Year!
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Tyfoon Ulysses, Philipines
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Living Mercy through charity!    /sites/default/files/video.mp4 
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ICB 2020
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Our congregation is evaluating the policy of the general council every year. This takes place during the ICB meeting in the Netherlands. Except this year. This year is a special year because the whole world is dealing with Covid-19. For everyone's...
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Timor Leste
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On June 24, two sisters in Timor Leste made the first profession: Sr Odete Soares and Sr Leonizia de Deus Soares Freitas. Three novices have started the canonical year: Sr Maria Angela de Deus, Sr Ilena Queni Marques and Sr Nilda Maria Ribeiro Djie...
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Timor Leste
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In Timor Leste fifteen sisters renewed their vows this year. We wish all these sisters that the Congregation gives them the opportunity to get acquainted with life in our Congregation and that they will be given the time to familiarize themselves...
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Indonesia
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In Indonesia 59 junior sisters have renewed their vows this year, and nine novices have made their first professions. With nine sisters in the first profession the number of  young sisters increased to 68 now. We wish all these sisters that the...
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Pentecost: we regain our strength and pick up the thread of life again
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When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a noise came from heaven. It sounded like a strong wind blowing. This noise filled the whole house where they were sitting.  They saw something that looked like flames of...
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Hopeful Easter days
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Despite the sad events in our congregation and in the world,  we all wish for hopeful Easter days.
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Coronavirus
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Due to the Coronavirus and to stop further spread of this virus (COVID-19) the generalate is closed untill further notice. The general board can be reached on their mobile phone and by email.
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Blessed Christmas and a happy New Year!
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Jesus, the true light that gives light to everyone, was coming into the world (John 1:9) May this Christmas season fill your heart with light and warmth. Blessed Christmas and a happy New Year! Sr Hermin Bu’ulölö Sr Dorine Drost Sr...
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20 years Dom Helder Câmara Association
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In October 1999, the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Our Mother of Mercy, in Brazil, began the Dom Helder Câmara Association. It is made up of four sectors: - the Mother School of Mercy, which develops a work with Early Childhood...
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Four sisters professed
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On 24th of September Four sisters took their final vows. Sr Anselma Tafanao and Sr Averlin Lahagu in Indonesia and Sr Natalia de Deus Maia and Sr Esmenia da Silva in Timor Leste. Sr Hermin was on a working visit in Timor Leste and accepted the...
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Elderly sisterhome in Sukadono
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Those pictures are from the Glugur neighborhood (one of the neighborhoods of the Cathedral of Parish). They visiting the elderly sisters in Sukadono (Indonesia). They brougt food for lunch together as a symbol of brotherhood. Their visit was on the...
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Postulants in Indonesia
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Sixteen young women started their postulate in Indonesia on August, 15. We wish them a successful period and hope that they develop into self-aware people in our Congregation.
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New coordinator UK and Ireland
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During the Province days in Pantasaph last week, the UK Irish province has become a community under the responsibility of the General Board. Sr Marie Thérèse Croke has been appointed coordinator. She has since started her new task. We wish her...
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New board Brazilian Province
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The Brazilian province had elected a new board on July 3rd, 2019. The provincial superior is Sr Paula Frassinetti de Azevedo Soares. She is supported in her duties by Sr Dalva Carlos de Morais (deputy provincial) and Sr Joérica Kátia Melo.
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Mary, Mother of Mercy
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Mary, Mother of Mercy is the special title, given to our congregation. In the month May we want to place ourselves under the patronage of Mary and not just ourselves, but all those in need of protection: the sick, the poor, the refugees, all those...
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Between Ascension and Pentecost
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We are looking for You when we gather hoping You, God, are present hoping it will happen one day people in peace today and for ever.
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Mary Mother of Mercy
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Mary Mother of Mercy is the special title that our congregation has been given. In May we want to put ourselves under the patronage of Mary and not just ourselves but all those in need of protection: the sick, the poor, the refugees, all those who...
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10th anniversary center for the elderly, Bayeux, Brazil
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On April 7th, 2009, the Center for the Elderly was opened in Bayeux (Brazil), an initiative of the Sisters of Charity. The center is a place of meeting for people of age and is part of the Dom Helder Câmara association. Recently, we were...
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Easter
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Stand up Don’t look back Life is stronger than death Happy Easter!
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Working visit Indonesia
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Srs Hermin and Josephine are on a working visit to Indonesia (until 11 April). During this visit they will meet with the sisters in the different communities.
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Ash Wednesday
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The beginning of Lent is Ash Wednesday and is marked in with a Holy Mass and the distribution of the ashes. To endure the Lent sincere acts of compassion for the less fortunate must be part of our penance, our contemplation. And of our renewal of...
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Working visit Timor Leste
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The first working visit this new year is to Timor Leste. Sr Hermin and Sr Josephine have recently arrived in Dili and will visit all sisters in Timor Leste. Timor Leste is a part in development and together the sisters will see whether this...
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We wish you a peaceful Christmas and a happy 2019
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Positioned, cherished and surrounded by human hands with the greatest of care and tenderness, life is given opportunities both yesterday, today and tomorrow thanks to us, thanks to you and thanks to me.           Sr Hermin Bu’ulölö Sr...
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Final profession Sr Joérica
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Sunday, September 23, Sr Joérica Kátia Melo took her final profession in Bayeux (Brazil). Sr Hermin Bu’ulölö, the general superior, accepted the perpetual vows of Sr. Joérica. The Eucharist was celebrated by Dom Gabriel, the Bishop of Floresta,...
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Working visit Nias
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In addition to the provincial chapter in Medan (Indonesia), Sr Hermin and Sr Dorine set course for Nias. They are enjoying the inspiring encounters with our sisters there at the moment. In the next Briefing you will be informed on the content of...
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Post-province USA
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Last week the American Sisters and Friends met for the final USA province meeting. During that meeting, the province converted from province to post-province on 3 July 2018. Sr Elisângela and Sr Josephine were present as delegates of our general...
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New provincial council
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Thursday 12 July 2018, a new council was elected. Sr Blandina Zagötö is the new provincial superior. She is supported by Sr Florentina Siregar as Deputy Provincial, Sr Hilda Milla Ate and Sr Petronella Lie as members of the provincial council. We...
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Vincentian pilgrimage
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This year’s Vincentian pilgrimage is planned from May 27 to June 20. Five sisters from our congregation and fifteen brothers CMM will follow in the footsteps of Mgr J Zwijsen and St Vincent de Paul. Two DMJ sisters will join the Vincentian...
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New board Belgium province
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The province Belgium has a new board: Sr Marie-Louise Aerts, Sr Annie Timmers and Sr Marie-Jeanne Teuwen. More information will follow later.
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Happy Easter
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A silence capable of both taking everything from you and giving back everything to you, that carries, uplifts, rejects and overwhelms you as you set foot on holy ground. It is only in silence that we come closer to the Merciful One. (From...
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Working visit Timor Leste
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Sisters Hermin en Elisângela are visiting Timor Leste from 13th until 26th of March. They are talking to the sisters of various communities about the development of this new part of our congregation.
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Pay a visit to the Philippines
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Sr Dorine and Sr Josephine will pay a visit to the Philippines from 19 February up to and including the 1 March. They will have discussions with individual sisters and the various communities and also of course with the coordination team of the pre-...
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General Council will visit the various communities in the Netherlands
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From 3 up to and including 8 March the entire general council will visit the various communities in the Netherlands. They will speak with small groups of sisters. The Dutch sisters are always very interested in the events and developments in the...
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New email addresses and telephone numbers
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From the beginning of he New Year a few important changes have taken place. From now on the members of the general council will each have a mobile phone and in this way they may be contacted directly. Their telephone numbers have been included in...
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Generaal bestuur complete
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In the second week of November our general board was complete. Sr Elisângela had managed to obtain her visa. The board had a meeting next day and in that first meeting the tasks were divided and agreements were set amongst the individual board...
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Srs. Hermin and Elisângela in Brazil
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Srs Hermin and Elisângela in Brazil Only one week after her arrival in The Netherlands Sr Elisângela returned to her homeland, Brazil, for a working visit. Together with Sr Hermin she attended the festivities for the 185 year jubilee of our...
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185 years of Sisters of Charity
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Throughout the years our predecessors have made God’s mercy visible wherever the needs of the time demanded this. They have done this in a simple and unassuming way, and in the spirit of loving mercy. After:Const. art 8 Trusting in the...
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Working visit the Philippines
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From 2 till 12 October, Sr Hermin and Sr Dorine are for a working visit in the Philippines. Sr Josephine Corpuz is also still there. She hopes to come to the Netherlands soon after the working visit to complete her work as a General Board member.
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Working visit to Timor Leste
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Sr Hermin and Sr Dorine paid a visit to Timor Leste from 26 August up and including 6 September. This was the first real working visit in this term of office. It proved to be a special trip because the new formation house in Dili was opened during...
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