Rome (Agenzia Fides) - The Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (MSOLA), known as "White Sisters", open their 25th General Chapter in Rome on Saturday, July 1st.
For three weeks, they will reflect on the challenges posed today by the mission to the Congregation under the theme "Messengers of Hope, listening to the voice of the Spirit, going forth towards the outskirts". During the Chapter, the new General Council will be elected.
According to the note sent to Agenzia Fides, the Congregation was founded in 1869 by Cardinal Charles Lavigerie, one year after the Missionary Society of African Missionaries (White Fathers). The religious women are currently 633, from 32 nations, engaged in 26 in countries, 14 in Africa: Mauritania, Tunisia, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Chad, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Malawi .
The charisma of the Congregation is the evangelization of the peoples of Africa, expressed in various fields: education, pastoral care, health, justice and peace, the integrity of creation, interreligious dialogue, especially with believers of Islam. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 30/6/2017)