Madeleine Brochu, San Luis, Maranhao, Archdiocese of San Luis
Pauline Legault, Recife, Pernambuco, Archdiocese of Recife-Olinda
Janice Belanger, Recife, Pernambuco, Archdiocese of Recife-Olinda
Diane Trepanier, Serra Cattita, Alagoas, Archdiocese of Maceio
Carmen Lucia dos Santos, Maceio, Alagoas, Archdiocese of Maceio
Joana Ribamar Pereira Campos, Recife, Pernambuco, Archdiocese of Recife-Olinda
Maria dos Santos Barros Fonseca, San Luis, Maranhao, Archdiocese of San Luis
Gilmarta Maria Soares Monteiro, Maceio, Alagoas, Archdiocese of Maceio
Diene Dantas dos Santos, Maceio, Alagoas, Archdiocese of Maceio
Alecsandra Carla da Silva, San Luis, Maranhao, Archdiocese of San Luis<
Although our Brazilian region comprises twelve members living in three houses, our small number is not an obstacle to our passion for our mission of revealing God's love in multitude ways.
One companion lives out our mission according to the Congregation's original call to classroom education.
Another ministers within the Education Department of Maceio concentrating on the formation of educators.
In a very different way, a third ministers in a hospital concentrating on care of children. She also witnesses to the formational dimensions of her ministry in her outreach to mothers and patient's in need of supportive services.
Some minister within base communities, offering faith formation in varied ways: liturgy coordinators, formation of catechists and communion ministers, Biblical courses, courses on the Enneagram, youth ministry and vocational awareness programs.
After receiving the required credentials, four of us are engaged in spiritual companioning/direction.
We are also involved in social service ministries. Like many international religious communities, the trafficking of people concerns us. Our most significant commitment in this realm is our partnership in the Talitha Project of the Conference of Religious of Maceio. This project rescues adolescent victims of sexual abuse who have been involved in prostitution and drug trafficking as well as
working toward preventing these social evils. In addition, we work with small communities as part of “A Cry for Life”, an international movement established with the goal of eradicating the trafficking of persons.
From another perspective, our social ministries invite us to become agents of transformation in communities, where material and economic development destroys the natural landscape and isolates people from their homes and their means of survival. This destruction and isolation make the quality of health and educational services precarious.
Our meetings with our associates bear much fruit as we form partnerships in a number of shared commitments.