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May 11, 2023 marks the 62nd Anniversary of our Good Shepherd Sisters Contemplative Foundation in Quezon City, Philippines. From the Annals: “For every great achievement that has its end the greater glory of God and the salvation of souls, God uses a worthy instrument to accomplish His purposes. In the foundation of a Magdalen Monastery in the Philippines, He choose His beloved and faithful handmaid – Mother Mary of St. Francis Flinn - an American with a truly missionary zeal. On October 3, 1955 Mother Francis took over the superiorship of the Quezon City convent. Little did anyone know that... more
A BRIEF HISTORY At the request of the Bishop Paul Ambrose Bigadet, the Good Shepherd Sisters first set foot on Myanmar in 1866 to take over the education ministry in the campus of St. John the Baptist’s Catholic Church, at Bo Sun Pet Street, Yangon. As the years went by, the Sisters expanded the mission around Yangon responding to the needs of the time. There was a continuous flow of missionaries from the Mother House, France to promote the Good Shepherd Mission in Myanmar. Some of the outstanding ministries at the time are: St. John’s High School which has become No. 2, Basic Education High... more
The Province of Philippines – Japan had a glorious celebration of Good Shepherd Sunday this year. Aside from praying for more Vocations to the Priesthood and Consecrated Life on this World Day of Prayer for Vocations, prayers of thanksgiving were offered for the gift of Consecrated Life as Religious of the Good Shepherd, particularly for eight of our Sisters who celebrated their Jubilee of Religious Profession: Sister Mary Marcia Mercado, Platinum (70 years), Sister Mary Bonaventure Mirasol, Diamond (60 years), Sister Mary Natividad Lucero, Sister Mary Corazon Malinay and Sister Mary Pilar... more
Maria de Fátima Coelho Pires Leader of the Southern Europe Region Maria de Fátima Coelho Pires was elected Leader of the Southern Europe Region during the first Chapter of this region, held in Rome from 23 to 28 April 2023. This Region is made up of four countries: Spain, Italy, Malta and Portugal. The Regional office will be located in Rome. Maria de Fátima was born on August 8, 1958, in Portugal. She made her first profession on August 15, 1987, in the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. She holds a Degree in Psychology by the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome... more
Earth Day 2023: Declare Climate Emergency Now! April 22, 2023 Saturday, is Earth Day, an annual event to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Last April 20, 2023, the Religious of the Good Shepherd Philippine-Japan Province participated the event by being one of the signatories of the Statement Declaring Climate Emergency sent to Malacañang and to the Lawmakers in the Congress. And joined, together with other civic groups and religious congregations in a Mass held at Our Lady of Loreto in Sampaloc, Metro Manila for this intention. The Province has also the following Statement... more
Every day, we saw these young boys scavenging food and other metals in the rubbish bin in front of our convent. This scene has challenged us to share our food with them one Christmas – part of the Christmas cake that we baked – and from there we started building a good relationship with them. They started sharing with us their stories and their desire to change their lives. One of them said “Sister, we do not want to be killed as robbers, can you please find us a place where we can do farming?” This plea for help to change their lives impelled me to do something, to look for a plot of land... more
First and Final Professions of Religious Vows (Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd Sisters, Myanmar Sector) Last March 15, 2023 Sr. Mary Catherine Mai Khin Swe Aye (Pyay Diocese), Sr. Mary Emily Pum Man Niang (Kalay Diocese), Sr. Mary Martina Cing Lam Lun (Yangon Diocese), and Sr. Rose Marie Aye Nandar Min (Mawlamyine Diocese) of the Myanmar four sisters of the Myanmar Sector made their final vows. And, with them Sr. Maria Goretti Nant Yin Nyein Aye made her first profession. The Eucharistic Celebration was led by His Eminence Cardinal Charles Bo, the Archbishop of Yangon Diocese. Bishop... more
Du Centre de communication, Province de Bolivie/Chili. Le jeudi 13 janvier 2022, "Semblanza de Josefa Misionera Infatigable" (Portrait de Josefa Infatigable Missionnaire), écrit sur Mère Josefa Fernández Concha par la sœur chilienne Angélica Guzmán (à droite), a été lancé par une émission Facebook Live sur la page Facebook de la Province de Bolivie/Chili . Le lancement du livre, qui retrace la vie et les œuvres de Mère Josefa, servante de Dieu et missionnaire de la Congrégation du Bon Pasteur, a eu lieu ce jeudi en l'honneur de l'anniversaire de sa mort. Le livre détaille sa vie depuis son... more
NOTRE ENGAGEMENT EN TANT QUE CONGRÉGATION À Un voyage de sept ans ensemble… « Dieu de la communion, permets-nous de devenir des communautés d'action participative et de plaidoyer, pour la Terre et les pauvres. Permets à nos communautés religieuses, en particulier, d'être des leaders prophétiques au service de notre maison commune et des plus petits d'entre nous. » (Prière pour les communautés qui rejoignent la Plateforme d'action Laudato Si’) 14 novembre 2021 Chères Sœurs et Partenaires dans la mission, Aujourd'hui, alors que nous marquons la 5ème Journée Mondiale des Pauvres et que nous... more