During her internship in France, Sr Germaine Alouassa from Cameroon had the opportunity to experience a pilgrimage in the footsteps of the founders of the Daughters of Jesus, while discovering the insertion of some of our communities. The experience showed her that learning about our history during religious formation and rediscovering it in the places of origin is not the same.
Go and draw water from the common source
This pilgrimage allowed me to live a revitalizing personal and spiritual experience. Going to the common source was for me a time of renewal, where I discovered how the history of our religious family and its charism shape who we are.
Walking with Mother Sainte Angèle
The life force of Mother Marie de St Charles
The fire that animated Father Liausu
As I recalled all that I had experienced in these places, I was amazed and grateful. I discovered that it is in the ordinariness of everyday life that the Lord joined with one of them to help them build their work with what he or she was.
Come alive and grow
At the end of this pilgrimage, I feel called to :
- Be inspired by the courage, simplicity, and boldness of the founders,
- In times of joy and crisis, in order to move forward in the humility that sets us free.
- Trust in the Lord who guides the boat as he did in the beginning.
- Live rooted in a people, close to the humblest.
- Reread my personal history, in order to discover the traces of God.
- Always remember in my mission the evangelical values lived by our founders in order to live them today.
In this “time of crisis and of grace“ that we are currently living through, I am stimulated to take part with all of the Sisters in the future of the Congregation.
“Jesus, O you who leads us on your paths of humanity….. »
Sr Germaine Alouassa dj