AFRICA/SIERRA LEONE - Launch of the celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the Xaverian presence in Sierra Leone

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 missionary institutes  

Freetown (Agenzia Fides) - From December 2 to 4, all the Xaverians of the Sierra Leone district gathered in the house of Makeni for their annual Assembly. "The central theme dealt with during the meeting was the COSUMA Africa document, which we addressed in a spirit of research to rediscover our missionary ad gentes charism in the context of Sierra Leone", says Fr. Gerardo Caglioni.
"On 3 December, the feast of St. Francis Xavier, our Patron Saint, we organized a special Eucharistic celebration presided by the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Makeni, Mgr. Natale Paganelli, with the participation of some diocesan priests and some men and women religious who work in the city of Makeni. "With this celebration the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of our presence in Sierra Leone, which will end on World Mission Sunday 2020, began. The celebration took place in the parish of St. Guido Conforti, situated a few hundred meters from our religious house", he concludes. (Agenzia Fides, 10/12/2019)