The departure of Sisters Anna and Lucie marks the end of a long relationship between the population of Bohain and the surrounding area in the north of France; a relationship that first began in 1935 with the arrival of a community of Sisters.
Why did we choose to go to Bohain?
The first Sisters arrived at the request of the Director of the Rodier weaving mills, to look after the mill workers and the residents of the retirement home.
We then opened a domestic science school as well as a care centre and a vocational school “Sainte Sophie”. Through their professional commitment, many Sisters have lived alongside the endearing population of what they call the “Hauts de France”.
Sunday, June 16, was a day of thanksgiving for all that has been achieved thanks to the many Sisters who had worked in teaching, caring for the sick, catechesis and various church services.
After the Eucharist, an aperitif and a festive meal brought together many friends from the parish sector as well as 18 Sisters from the Daughters of Jesus and other Congregations. Sisters Anna and Lucie were very spoiled with gifts signifying the recognition of the inhabitants of Bohain.
Sr Irène Bourel dj