Johannesburg, 23 March, 2022 / 2:12 pm (ACI Africa).
The editor of the book, “Bienvenu Shelter: 20 Years of Welcoming, Caring and Empowering”, has said that the publication provides insight into the ministry of the Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, the Scalabrinians, with refugee women and their children in the Archdiocese of Johannesburg.
In an interview with ACI Africa on the day the book was launched, Sr. Marivane Chiesa said the writing of the 155-page text involved several collaborators who facilitated the documentation of the history of Bienvenu Shelter and the missionary service to refugee women and their children at the facility over the past 20 years.
“The book records the memories and testimonies of the very people who have passed through here, whether from the staff or from the women themselves who have lived here and left their mark of faith and hope”, Sr. Chiesa said in reference to beneficiaries of Bienvenu Shelter in the last two decades.
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The new book “is also in recognition of all the people who were part of this journey, especially the women and children who trusted in the Bienvenu Shelter, in their team of Sisters, professionals and volunteers,” the Scalabrinian Nun said about the book that was launched on March 15.