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Project of the Week: Democratic Republic of Congo

Basic Support for Religious Sisters in Maluku Last year the Daughters of Mercy of the Third Order of Saint Francis celebrated the centenary of their foundation. The congregation was established in today’s Croatia in 1920, and eight years after its founding was incorporated into the Third Order of Saint Francis.  Today the Daughters of Mercy […]

ACN News – Coronavirus in DR Congo: ACN Grants Aid to Sisters

ACN News – Coronavirus in DRC ACN grants aid also to religious Sisters by Christophe Lafontaine, ACN International Adapted by Amanda Bridget Griffin, ACN Canada Published on the web, June 23, 2020   A loss of wages that were meagre to begin with. No further material or financial support from parishioners. Abject poverty. The Coronavirus […]

Project of the Week – Burkina Faso

Project of the Week – Burkina Faso Info from ACN International Projects Department Posted online May 14 , 2020 Help for the families of forced to flee their homes The diocese of Dori lies in the far north of Burkina Faso, in the Sahel region. Ninety-five percent of this population is Muslim, while Christians make up […]

ACN Project of the Week – Angola

Angola Subsistence aid for Dominican Sisters   Thirty-four Dominican Sisters in Benguela pray the canonical hours 7 hours a day. Their prayers rise up for the Church and for all of humanity. These contemplative nuns live secluded from the world and in poverty, but say, “We are aware of the greatness of our calling. In […]

Bosnia – Two professions in the life of the Croat religious sister Marija Bešker

Bosnia The more people give, the greater their contentment   “She is stronger than Tito,” a doctor at the Trauma Surgery Unit of the Clinical Centre of the University of Sarajevo says. She is quick to retort, “Of course! President Tito is long dead and I – thank the Lord – am very much alive.” […]

Feature Story in Paraguay – Sisters go where priest rarely visit

Paraguay Sisters work where priests rarely visit  Tupãsy! Tupãsy? The Mother of Jesus is coming! These were the words spoken in Guarani to welcome the Missionary Sisters of the Teaching and Atoning Saviour. The people living in the remote villages of the Paraguayan department of Canindeyú at the border to the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and […]

Project of the Week: Bulgaria

Bulgaria Support for the apostolate of five Franciscan Sisters   Bulgaria is now a member of the European Union, but despite this, around a fifth of the 7.1 million or so inhabitants of this Southeast European nation still live in poverty.   In fact, one in 10 people are defined as living in “extreme poverty.” […]

ACN Project of the Week : Helping Carmelites Sisters in Croatia

Croatia A Success Story – and a new project!  For over 25 years now, ACN has been supporting the Carmelites in the convent of Saint Joseph, in the Croatian town of Breznica Djakovacka. Last year the Carmelite order celebrated the 500th anniversary of the birth of Saint Teresa of Avila who, together with Saint John […]