The Department of Pastoral Care for Migrants and Refugees of the Archdiocese of Johannesburg, and Jesuit Refugee Services and other agencies serving refugees and migrants hosted a roundtable discussion on the issues around migration, and policy and legislative changes to the Refugee Act affecting migrants and refugees in South Africa.
Dominicans from across Gauteng gathered to celebrate the feast of St Catherine of Siena, to honour a saint who left a major mark on the history of the Church and on the Dominican understanding of what it means to be involved in the market place.
Photo courtesy of Sr. Marie-Luise Faupel, O.P.
We are extremely happy to announce that the Oakford Dominican Sisters have opened a new mission house in Bloemfontein, South Africa! Early last year, Congregational Prioress, Sr. Paula-Mary Van der Walt, and South African Congregational Councillor, Sr. Cecilia Smit, engaged in conversations with the Archbishop of the Diocese of Bloemfontein as well as, Fr. Patrick Towe, OMI, of the Central Province of South Africa to discern such a venture.
Front left to right: Srs. Pamela, Christiane, Paula-Mary, Sarah, Carol
From May 20, 2015, to the beginning of June, our Congregational Prioress, Sr. Paula-Mary, and Sr. Christiane, the German Area Councillor, visited our Sisters in England. At this time, six Sisters currently live in and around London. Srs. Pamela, Sarah and Carol took part in the meeting which dealt with current issues. Srs. Bernadette Hurley and Prudence Cooper, who belong to the English district, are on a time-limited mission transfer to South Africa.