We know from experience how true this metaphor of Fr. Gailhac is when referring to our formation as RSHM and, in a particular way, to the formation of the youngest members of our Institute. This is the reason why the Temporary Professed Sisters will soon begin a significant experience of our Sources, of deepening in themselves the spirit, charism and mission of our Institute. The whole formation programme will take place between December 2021 and early 2023, including a face-to-face meeting in Béziers from 28 December 2022 to 13 January 2023.
We invite you to get to know the Sisters participating in this formation programme and to keep each of them in your prayers!
Joanita José Vasco
First Profession: 23rd of January, 2016 in Brazil Belo Horizonte
I work with young people, teenagers, and children in Beira. Now I have been sent to a new mission in Manica. I am a Nurse by profession, and I work as a volunteer. I feel happy working with this age group, and I enjoy my work at the hospital, I find trust and openness in patients and colleagues.
The current issue that challenges me in the country is the case of insurgents in Cabo Delgado in Northern part of Mozambique. Children and women fleeing, and others being killed, is a noticeably big challenge.
In my free time I like to go out, go to the beach, contemplate the sea. My artistic gifts are embroidery and making vases. My hope or dream for the Institute, is that we remain united, without divisions of Areas or cultures.
Rhânella Altina de Oliveira
First Profession: January 2020, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais
Currently, I work at our Provincial Center on CAEP (Centro Administrativo Educational da Provincia), which coordinates the RSHM network of schools in Brazil. I also work at Projeto Vida Padre Gailhac here in Belo Horizonte. These ministries focused on education, impels me to be more dedicated, loving, caring and committed to those entrusted to me.
At the moment, among other issues, I am particularly concerned about the political situation in the country, aggravated by the pandemic crisis and the lack of a respectful and committed government to life as a whole. Having said this, however, I feel comforted by faith and encouraged to assume with more enthusiasm the life-giving mission of Jesus, embraced by the Institute.
During my free time, I really enjoy reading and practicing ‘ukulele’, in addition to other activities. My greatest hope for our Institute is that it will always be a prophetic sign of charity and unity, wherever an RSHM is and that everyone who get to know us may also feel encouraged to commit themselves to these values.
For me being an RSHM is a great gift which brings joy, love and peace in my life. I am always glad to know and love God and to make God known and loved that all may have life to the fullest. As an RSHMI I fully participate in the mission of Christ. Currently I am at school doing my bachelor’s degree. When I am in my community, I do parish work. I visit the sick, working with the youths and giving day of recollection to different groups in the parish. When I am at school I teach catechism to my colleagues who want to receive sacraments.
Our mission is to know and love God and to make God known and loved and this is more significant because I bring all people I encounter closer to God that they may have life and have it to the fullest. The current issue that challenges me the most is the political issue because the economy of the country has really gone down, the people of God are suffering. The other thing is that, there is no justice on how some matters are being handled. My artistic gift is crocheting and cooking. My hope for the institute is that it will continue growing in personnel for us to continue serving God where ever we are.