OCEANIA/SOLOMON ISLANDS - 70 years of mission, witness and service in the Solomon Islands: new leadership for Daughters of Immaculate Mary DIM

Monday, 21 February 2005

Honiara (Fides Service) - For 70 years they have been present in Solomon Islands, involved in first evangelisation, pastoral work, education, service of the poor: the Daughters of Immaculate Mary recently held an extraordinary Chapter in the capital Honiara, choosing the new mother general and co-workers. Sr Anna Ngosana will guide the DMI congregation established since 1932 which has 72 sisters from Guadalcanal, Malaita, Makira and Ulawa working in Solomon Islands. The sisters received a message of good wishes and encouragement to continue their important mission from Archbishop Adrian Smith of Honiara who celebrated a solemn Mass at the end of the Chapter.
During their meeting, the new Mother General told Fides, the Sisters confirmed their commitment to strengthening unity around the Eucharist and to draw from communion the strength to carry out with zeal and dedication their special mission as consecrated persons with witness and total gift of self to others.(PA) (Agenzia Fides 21/2/2005 righe 20 parole 202)