Prayer Books for Religious Sisters in Tanzania
The Congregation of the Bene-Mariya Sisters was established in Burundi in 1956. Their mission consists in helping families to live according to a Christian spirit and to shape their lives after the pattern of the Holy Family of Nazareth.
As a missionary congregation, the Bene-Mariya Sisters are ready to leave their own homeland and go wherever the Church calls them. The Sisters, whose name means the ‘Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,’ are active not only in Burundi but also in Tanzania, Chad, France and Italy.
In Tanzania, the congregation is growing rapidly, and currently there are 33 young women in the novitiate, plus many more who would like to join the community. Altogether the congregation has 92 Sisters in Tanzania at the present time. One result of this success was that the community did not have enough prayer books for the many new Sisters who had joined them – and these prayer books are vital to the life of the community.
The congregation turned to ACN and, thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, we were able to give $1,300 to cover the cost of 60 additional prayer books. Now the books have arrived, and there are enough to go around for all the new Sisters. Needless to say, the Sisters are delighted and have promised their prayers for all who have helped them!
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