Bujumbura, 05 July, 2021 / 8:25 pm (ACI Africa).
Three Sisters of Our Lady of Schönstatt who are serving in Burundi’s Catholic Diocese of Muyinga risk being evicted from their premises at a private property and are in urgent need of help to build their community elsewhere.
In a Monday, July 5 report, Catholic Pontifical organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, announced plans to help resettle the Religious Sisters in a new Pastoral centre.
“For the past three years, three Burundian sisters of Our Lady of Schönstatt have been working in the Diocese of Muyinga, in the north of the country,” the leadership of ACN says in the report, and adds, “Initially, they lived in a very small and altogether inadequate apartment, which they will in any case have to vacate very shortly, since the owner has other plans for it.”
The Charity organization reports that the Religious Sisters of Our Lady of Schönstatt have been working in Burundi, the landlocked Great Rift Valley nation, where African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge, since 1962.
ACN reports that the Religious Sisters are working in the northern region of the country, and explain, “This northern region is even poorer than the South. But undeterred by this, the Sisters have rolled up their sleeves and set to work.”