The mosaic of our lives

We in India are a beautiful “mosaic,” with all our cultures, religions, and ethnic and linguistic groups. Here, differences are a part of life. We take that for granted, since we’ve all grown up with people of other religions and cultures. For us, it goes without saying that there are going to be differences…and we […]

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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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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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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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Ubuntu

L.sr Magdeleine used to say to us, “How can we know each other and love each other if we don’t live together?” Perhaps this phrase contains the roots of the dream that the Little Sisters nurtured over time, in trying to imagine a new means of formation before final vows. We responded to this invitation […]

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