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From Madagascar to La Chartreuse d’Auray, France

GIVING LIFE THROUGH A SIMPLE GESTURE 

Sr. Joséphine Rasoazanamadio  DW

For three years now, I live at La Chartreuse d’Auray in France.  I am a Daughter of Wisdom from Madagascar and for many years now I wished to care for the elderly.  I was invited to go to France to train for the care of the elderly. What a blessing! My deepest wish was fulfilled, and with it,  I found Wisdom that I had been seeking a long time.

And now I meet Wisdom in the community where I live : a community of around 40 Sisters. Most of them are integrated in a “Home for Senior and Dependent Persons” (EHPAD). Sr. Madeleine Joret, Superior of the community and 3 other Sisters provide the leadership service to the Senior Sisters. Therefore, the group called “Oasis” has 5 members including me. 


 
In community, I meet Wisdom in…

Evert day personal and community
prayer
Attention to world events integrated in prayer
Sharing and respectful attention to each other, despite our differences
- Twice a month Community meetings with our older Sisters. Their testimonies touch me. Even at 90, they participate in faith sharing, reflection and study of the Word.

I also meet Wisdom in…

- The care I provide with the personnel.
My participation to the animation with the person in charge and in the residents’ rooms
Listening to each one
Journeying with them on their daily path, giving them service, making them happy even if only by a smile.

My desire is to be a witness to Wisdom with the elderly by gestures of kindness.
Isn’t the purpose of the Gospel, LOVE ?
I entrust to the Lord my desire to be a living Gospel in all my relationship.

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