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We believe in the strength of the little seed in our hearts, whose benefits are reaped one hundred-fold.

 

ODNS urgently needs your help in obtaining funds for the Compagnie de Marie Notre Dame’s humanitarian projects. Although some of you have already provided a considerable contribution, some of these projects do not currently have enough funding..  For the projects funded in France we still need :

-      €86,000 for the MOBOKOLI secondary school in Kinshasa, DRC

-        €8,000 for Santa Maria de Fe, Paraguay

-        there are only enough funds to cover the costs of tuition and school meals for 15 out of 300 children at the Nueva Vida school in Nicaragua!

As you can see, this appeal is both urgent and important!

Can we rely on your generosity?

Please note: these donations can be deducted from your taxes if you like.

We would like to thank those of you who can make an online donation or send a cheque payable to “ACIRF ODNs”, 50 rue Roger Radisson, 69005 Lyon, France.

 

Yes, ODNS believes in the strength of the little seed in our hearts, whose benefits are reaped one hundred-fold!

We all carry a part of the resurrection inside us.

 

 

We were deeply emoved by the election of our new Pope, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J. He opens up a new chapter of hope for the Church. The name “Francis” calls to mind the evangelical spirit of his closeness to the poor, the way he identifies with children and his commitment to renewing the Church. He has shown himself to be discreet, devoted to the care of his people and, above all, devoted to the poor.

ODNS is delighted by his election and joins in prayer with the Jesuits :

Dear God, you have chosen your servant Francis as a successor of the apostles to lead your people and to represent Christ at this time. Help him to support all of his brothers. May he ensure unity, love and peace and may the whole Church be in communion with him.

Dear God, our Father, give your servant Francis, whom you have chosen to guide your people, the light and strength of your Spirit in his mission of serving your people. May the Church, faithful to its mission, always share the joy and hope of humanity and be revealed as the light and soul of the world in order to transform it and bring it into your fold.