Worldwide we are over 1,200 sisters in 34 countries. Among this number are some who have experienced a missionary call and who live, for a period or for the whole of their lives, among peoples that are not their own. In this way they witness to Christ’s love for all peoples.
Fifty years ago English sisters were responsible for a foundation in Tanganyika. Today in Tanzania and Kenya, 43 sisters form the autonomous Province of East Africa. Another example is the community in N’djamena (Chad), where Rwandan, Belgian and Mexican sisters opened a secondary school for girls in 2001. Chad is one of the world’s poorest countries and one in which the education of girls has been neglected. Internationality is valued highly in the congregation and many of our communities are made up of a mix of nationalities.