14 Nov, 2020
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La Turena, Bucaramanga (Colombia), Sr. Beatriz Alvarez Gómez.- My participation in the Beatification of Marie Poussepin. Since the last months of 1993, the Commission was created to prepare this solemnity, as it is necessary to think about many details. Fortunately, I was part of it. Decisions on the souvenirs to be given, on the trips of the Sisters from all the Provinces, on the models of images to be given to the Vatican for the Gobelins for the Basilica in the interior and another on the façade of St. Peter's. And to think about everything concerning the arrival in Rome and accommodation, programs and the departure of all to Tours, Dourdan, Sainville, Janville, Chartres.

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13 Nov, 2020
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Petaluma (Colombia), 11/13/2020, Spirituality House Community Nazareth.- Our community of the Nazareth-Petaluma spirituality house is located in the Petaluma Alta village, Cachipay, Cundinamarca, Colombia, Latin America. It was erected on April 22, 1963, by Monsignor Ciro Alfonso Gómez, bishop of the diocese of Girardot. We belong to the parish of Our Lady of Carmen, located in Cachipay. We are encouraged by the great sense of belonging to the Congregation and to the province of Santafé de Bogotá.

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13 Nov, 2020
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Marie Poussepin’s Home, Bangalore (India), 11/13/2020, Steffi Sylvester.- It was exactly 8 years ago that I came to Marie Poussepin’s Home for the first time, asking for an admission in the hostel. Little did I know about Dominicans and their way of life. All I wanted was a place to stay, a place to call home. Over a period of two months, from a blank page of not knowing Dominicans I progressed to learn quite a bit. Blessed Marie Poussepin’s history and life were still unknown; all I could see on a daily basis was her image in the glass painting in the chapel which reflects two different faces of her. When you see her from inside the chapel, it’s always a very calm and composed one. On the other hand, when you see her from behind the chapel, she has a very protective person’s look. (My friend and I were once scared by her looks on the glass painting, when we tried to sneak peek into the garden from behind the chapel). From that day onwards, I always tell Marie Poussepin “Oh good lord, your look scared us,” but over the tenure of my stay there, Marie Poussepin became my intercessor and one of my Inspirations.

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