Bonded together by Church

A very special bond unites the Malabar rite Church and the Chaldean Church from which it originated. It was this bond which L.sr. Anitha wished to explore by going to Iraq for two months. I wanted to discover the roots of my Malabar rite Church, which lie in the Chaldean rite. And so the Little […]

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Like “divine” hospitality…

L.sr. Elli-Miriam has lived in Morocco for many years. As she moves through the day, every chance encounter is a celebration—people, and a few cups of tea, transform her life of prayer. We’re on retreat, and this morning Fr. Mikaël (a Trappist brother from the monastery of Midelt) spoke to us about being sent out: […]

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What’s left when everything crumbles

We’ve had a fraternity in Aleppo for many years. We had to be absent from there for the past few months, but as soon as it became possible after the earthquake, l.srs. Diana-Maria and Carol went to visit our friends and neighbors. This is what they shared with us when they came back to Lebanon: […]

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Weaving Unity in Jerusalem

More than 15 different Churches live side by side in Jerusalem, most of them in a very limited space in the Old City: the Greek Orthodox Church and the Greek Catholic Church; the Latin Rite Catholic Church; the Syriac Orthodox Church and the Syriac Catholic Church; the Chaldean Catholic Church; the Coptic Orthodox Church and […]

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Between roses and thorns

We recently had the International Formation Team meeting in Ankawa, a suburb of Erbil, in the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.  Little sister Lamia, who is part of the team, is Iraqi and she suggested that we meet in her country, instead of meeting in Rome as we usually do. We were immediately enthusiastic about […]

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Get up!

It has been nearly a year since I left the region of Italy and the fraternity with the Gypsies, where I lived for 10 years. I returned to Lebanon. I was happy to come back in order to share with my people the difficult reality my country has been plunged into for years now. At […]

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