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Support Religious Sisters in Benin

Sister Helène and Sister Epiphanie are both from Togo and belong to the Congregation of the Missionary Catechetical Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart. Since July 2018, they have been living and working in Parakou, a large and dynamically developing town in northern Benin.

There are many different ethnic groups living in the town of Parakou. The majority of the population is Muslim, but since the town lies on an important communications intersection and is easily accessible, the congregation has had its formation house here since 1997, and it is here that the young African Sisters of the congregation receive their formation.

At present, there are five young Sisters undergoing training. They are all from poor families and most of them live a long way away. Given the poverty of their background and of the local parish, these Sisters need outside support if they are to continue in their work of prayer, instructing young people and adults in the faith, and visiting the sick and elderly and bringing them Holy Communion.

ACN is stepping in to help: we are proposing to give $2,200 for the coming year to support Sister Helène and Sister Epiphanie in the work of providing a sound formation for the younger Sisters.

Will you help use keep our promise Sisters like Sister Helène and Sister Epiphanie in Benin?

We are sure they will remember you in their grateful prayers.

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