To laugh is to… love!

I’ve been working for nearly 7 years at a hotel in the little resort of Wells next the Sea. Among the housekeepers, I’m the one who’s been there the longest. I’m also the oldest one. There are days when it’s a real slog trying to make the beds, clean the bathrooms, prepare the tea trays […]

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Laughter, words and love!

I arrived in Rome one year ago to learn French.  You are going to wonder why someone would come to Rome to learn French?  Many people ask me that question and I too sometimes wonder why. Until now, wherever I went, even if I didn’t know the language, I always tried to learn a few […]

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Life in a little village

A little village in England, two sisters, one Indian and one Polish ; one pilgrimage, two shrines, one Anglican, one Catholic…that is the daily life of our little sisters in Walsingham. With a smile Surprises and unexpected events happen in everyone’s life. When l.sr. Dorinha asked me to go to England as part of my renewal, […]

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A light in the street

The word went around as soon as it was morning: Nour died last night! She had been carried off by the flu… Nour was a woman from Madagascar, with no fixed address, about fifty years old. She had settled up against the outer wall of the train station, surrounded by cardboard boxes, a mattress, and […]

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Thanks to Spinach…

The Holy Spirit had asked me to go to Northern Ireland. Then, after 15 years, asked me to go to England. I travelled by boat, crossing the Irish Sea for 8 hours to reach England. Since moving to London, I’ve been discovering “new worlds”. The community has been present here for over 30 years on […]

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Letting go and moving on

Federica-Modesta left Naples some months ago in order to go to our community in Casablanca, where she will soon begin her novitiate. Before she left, her heart overflowing and her eyes full of wonder, she felt welling up inside a basic tension between memory and the path ahead. She’s certain of one thing: nothing will […]

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To be at home

Each year, Taizé organizes an ecumenical meeting  in a European city.  Along with many young people, we set out for Ljubljana in Slovenia. Marysia, a young woman who recently joined the Community, travelled with a Polish group taking part in the whole programme.  She was hosted by a Slovenian family who gave her accommodation in […]

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Ecumenism? Naturally!

“It is very natural for our experience of Church here to be ecumenical.”During this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we’re going to Strasbourg (France) to see how our Sisters live it in their daily lives. The experience of Christian unity proves to be very concrete here. Already, there are two signs in our neighborhood […]

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Something that opened heaven for us…

Eyes shine, misted over with tears at the sight of a tiny infant…The infant in question is Jesus, born 2000 years ago, and still present in a handicraft stand at a fair, and in the hearts of those who contemplate him. A humble little stand, but it drew admiration and astonishment: We have worked many […]

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Little Sister for Jesus

I lived in Mexico for 48 years. Long years. During that time I received so much, and matured humanly and spiritually. The people showed me another face of God, another way to live my faith. God revealed Himself there as so close to me, at once so human and so divine. Now, here I am […]

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