Mission that started almost 40 years ago

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The Redemptorist Missionary Sisters of Argentina are preparing to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The day will be March 5, 2021.

After six or seven years in which young people emerged in youth ministry who wanted to deepen their missionary option with a total consecration to the Redeemer, and considering that there was a voice of the Spirit in all these concerns, the Council of the Province of Buenos Aires decided in 1979 to take concrete steps to support a foundation.

They had the support of Bishop Gottau, CSsR, Bishop of Añatuya, a region with much material poverty and spiritual abandonment in the north of Argentina. The first young women went to live there and began an experience of community life, which continued in the following years when other girls joined them, and they began to live in Buenos Aires, to be able to begin studies in philosophy and theology.

On 15 March 1986, a group of nine made their first religious profession, after a year of novitiate accompanied by Fr. Silvio Bissi, CSsR.

Almost 40 years have passed, and the sisters have been on mission throughout the country, and in 2011 we took the great leap of going to collaborate in the Redemptorist mission in Mozambique.

This year, in the midst of the very special situation that is staining all humanity with the pandemic, we have begun the celebrations in union with the entire Redemptorist Family of Argentina and Mozambique.

Through Scala News, we extend the celebration to the larger Family, in praise of the God of Life and in gratitude to the many priests and brothers who have supported us, the laity who taught us to evangelize, and the entire Church which has given us a place.

Sr.  Susana Pasqualini

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