On Friday May 27, 2016, Sister Cecile Lanovaz received a very warm welcome with open arms and hugs from the Sisters of Prince Albert.
Sister Cecile has dedicated her life as a missionary since 1967 for 49 years in The Gambia, Africa. During her stay, she will be visiting the sisters, her families and friends for numerous months.
Sister Cecile received the call telling her:
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:19-20).
For her, this call was to follow Jesus. God is telling her to help indigenous people who have never been taught about Jesus Christ. God called her to set aside personal ambitions in order to be a witness of the Gospel.
While in mission, she has drawn many people closer to Jesus and has spread the good News in her milieu, reaching to those who desperatally needed Jesus. Once the Holy Spirit has drawn them, she then encourages them to live according to Jesus’ teachings.
During her stay in The Gambia, working as a Pastoral team with Sister Philomena, a cluny sister, and with Father Grimes, they have prepared many catechists who returned to their own village and then evangelized in their own language. They also introduced a new catechism in all the schools and trained the teachers.
Sister Cecile is considered a Mother Teresa!Read more