Alleluia! So much to celebrate in Cameroon

Language icon Our pioneers, Sisters Marguerite Marie Carsana and Jacqueline (Paul) Lamotte, surrounded by some African sisters, cut the jubilee cake

50 Years of Mission, 50 Years of Love

On the 12th May 2018, the Infant Jesus Sisters celebrated two happy events.  Sr Jeanne Tobak Ilene made her final commitment to follow Christ within the Institute and the Vice Province commemorated the Golden Jubilee of our sisters’ presence in Cameroon -  12th May 1968 - 12th May 2018 -  fifty years filled with passion for Christ and service of  the most vulnerable people.

The celebrations were held over the 11th – 12th May in Somo,  Bafia diocese.  Sr Jeanne made her final profession during the Jubilee Mass, celebrated by Monseigneur Araham Kome, Bishop of the diocese of Bafang and Administrator of the diocese of Bafia.  A large crowd had gathered, drawn from each of our places of mission in Cameroon : Mimboman, Ekounou, Makénéné, Somo, Ndikiniméki, Nitoukou, Fundong.   Having Sr Marguerite Marie Carsana and  Sr Jacqueline (Paul) Lamotte, who represented the pioneers of  this mission,  together with some sisters who travelled  all the way from Nigeria and Central Africa to join us, added something really special to this wonderful event  and made our joy complete. 

Photos of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Vice-Province and the Final Profession of Sister Jeanne Tobak Ilene

Row 1:  Sr Jeanne carrying a statue of the Infant Jesus during the entrance procession at Mass
Row 2:  Both photos show the Sisters in the Gospel procession, as is the custom in the North West of Cameroon
Row 3:  Picture 1 - Sister Jeanne signing the official document marking her  Final Profession, in the presence of Bishop Abraham Kome and Sr Bénédicta, Vice-Provincial.
Row 3: Picture 2 - Mgr. Kome blessing the monument erected to mark the Infant Jesus Sisters' 50 years of service and love in Cameroon.
Row 4:  Our pioneers, Sisters Marguerite Marie Carsana and Jacqueline (Paul) Lamotte, surrounded by some African sisters, cut the jubilee cake.

 

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Published on: Fri, 01 Jun 2018 12:31:53 GMT

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