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The sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame and associates in Cameroon

THE PIONEERS

The African adventure of the sisters of the Congrégation de Notre-Dame of Montréal began on September 1, 1970, with the arrival of the first daughters of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys to set foot on Cameroonian soil: Sisters Fernande Dubé, Jeanne Beaudoin, Colette Ouellet, Solange Monfet, YvonneLamonde and Françoise Baril. They first settled in Eséka and Makak.

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“Back-To-School” Celebration At The Mother House

On September 14, the sisters and employees of the Mother House celebrated “back-to-school (work!)” with a festive lunch and games prepared by the various Services. It was also a very special opportunity to once again welcome the new members of the team:  Mrs. Suzie's son was in charge of the music. The games were all creative, intelligent and fun.

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CND Associate Relationship Visitation East Newsletter

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 8 is usually the day that many schools and homeschooling families use as a pivotal feast to mark the beginning of their school year. And what can be more universally appealing (especially to children) than celebrating a birthday? This is one of the three birthdays celebrated in the Liturgical Year: Jesus on December 25, St. John the Baptist on June 24, and the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 8. All three persons came into this world without Original Sin. The feast on this date has been celebrated by the Roman Church. Saint Augustine described the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary as an event of cosmic and historic significance, and an appropriate prelude to the birth of Jesus Christ. “She is the flower of the field from whom bloomed the precious lily of the valley,” he sai

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