- Category: 150th anniversary
- Published: Saturday, 09 February 2019 13:55
Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa (White Sisters) and Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) celebrate the Jubilee of 150 years since their foundation by Cardinal Lavigerie. In different countries of the world where our sisters and brothers are present we organized celebrations to open the jubilee year.
On the 16th of December we gathered at the cathedral in Tunis to officially launch the 150 jubilee year celebration.
In Rome, on 26th of January 2019, as part of the commemorations of the Jubilee Year of our Foundation and of that of the Missionaries of Africa, Cardinal Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, presided over a Solemn Mass in the Saint Louis des Français Church where Cardinal Charles Lavigerie our founder was ordained Bishop in March 1863.
On the occasion of the 150 years since our foundation, a special walking route and a guide have been prepared in the Netherlands to help discover the heritage of our two Institutes: the Missionaries of Africa and the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa.
This last day before the opening celebration, we went to the Institute of the Belles Lettres Arabes created and managed by the White Fathers since 1923.