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Emilienne Nancy, Huguette Nina, and Solange Sylvie all Cameroonians have the pleasure to share with you our joy of our first step in the garden of the sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame.We come from different regions of Cameroon: Yaoundé (Emilienne Nancy and Huguette Nina) and Figuil (Northern Cameroon) (Solange Sylvie).

We covered kilometers in order to reach Kumbo (formation house); the journey was not easy due to bad roads. In Kumbo, we were welcomed like princesses with a lot of joy, and this made us to feel at home. Concerning the preparation of the celebration to the Entrance in the Pre-Novitiate, we started by a recollection on the previous day, which helped us to better welcome God and his Will in our heart.On the day of the celebration, all the sisters, manifested their joy to welcome us in the Congregation in one way or the other.

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Monarch Butterflies at the Mother house

With gratitude during this post-Chapter time, the staff and sisters at the Mother House have been waiting patiently for the birth of monarchs. For a little over a month, thanks to Dawson College, we have a monarch kit which has been home to eggs which have become caterpillars. And!! So far three beautiful monarchs have appeared, showering all who pass by Bineta’s office with joy! The photos tell the story!!

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October Article for The RI Catholic

Pope Francis’ document on the family, “The Joy of Loving,” gives many helpful reminders for dealing with the stress and challenges of everyday life. One that is stated very early is, “Where love is concerned, silence is always more eloquent than words.”

In our age of Instagram and Twitter, texting and posting, silence seems to be a rare response. How many people regret the emails that they posted before they took the time to think! In general silence seems to be a rare commodity in today’s world. We are constantly bombarded by noise and media. In response to this, colleges have quiet dorms and trains have quiet cars. Some families keep cell phones off the dinner table.

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