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Bupe Chembo was ordained in 2005 as SMA priest. He is from Zambia and belongs to the Great Lakes District in Formation. He worked in Ivory Coast in the formation House at Ebimpé, Anyama, and lectured Church History at CFMA, now ICMA. He is presently pursuing his studies in Rome. 




Sr. Patricia is from the Donegal County in Ireland. Her missionary experience began in 1963 when embarked for Cape Coast in Ghana to teach. After a training period in Ireland, she worked in missionary animation department in connection with other religious congregations before returning to Africa in Zambia and then Ghana where with two other OLA sisters she for trained young sisters of the congregation of "Mary Mother of the Church". Provincial Councillor of Ireland, she also worked in Rome for ten years and served as a missionary in Argentina. Sr. Patricia currently animates the movement of OLA lay missionaries in Ireland. In collaboration with Father Bupe Chembo, sma, she will host the theme of

Self-sacrifice for the mission.

Sr Chantal Dartois1Sr. Chantal is from Rennes, France. She trained as a nurse and work for few years before joining the Sisters of Our Lady of Apostles. She took her first vows in 1967 and for a year committed herself to providing home care to less fortunate including poor families and migrants of the populated district of Venissieux, Lyon, France. In 1968 Sr. Chantal is sent to Egypt where she served as nurse, French teacher and appointed in-charged of young sisters from the year of her arrival till 1983. Sr. Chantal successively also served as provincial councilor, personal assistant to the general superior and general superior in a period of five years. She now works as missionary in Algeria. Speaking about her mission in Egypt and Arab world, she said, “Egypt remains in my heart as a ‘first time love’. It will take a while to talk about it! I love and do feel comfortable in the Arab and Muslim world where our presence and closeness to people is so fulfilling and I thank God and my congregation for asking me to serve in this new mission at the service of the Algerian people, our communities and the diocese of Oran.” Sr. Chantal will deal with the issue of

Family spirit, internationality, simplicity and community live.  

Sr Irini Chenouda1Sr. Irini is an Egyptian national. Trained as medical docteur, she worked in hospital set up in most of her missionary appointment in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Lebanon and Egypt. She also worked in the administration as provincial leader of the OLA in Egypt and general councilor. Sharing her many years of rich experiences, she said:

“I have been lucky to work with other religious congregations, to have attended, all alone as a woman, spokesperson at some meetings of the Catholic’s hierarchy (with bishops) and to have been over eight years the Catholic representative of the Ecumenical Council team of Middle East Churches, Health sector (Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, Syria ...). Attending Roman days in Rome has been for me a channel of discovery of the universal Church, the Churches of the Maghreb and that of Mashreq. Coming from an old Oriental Church old of 2000 years, I have lived mission, the wealth of local churches: young and full of life, I have learned others’ culture, their mentality as well as their traditions and how to respect them. I have equally learned their sense of celebration and sharing, I have acquired new ways of looking at the sick and the suffering. I did learn how to be efficient with little resources, and this solely based on listening and loving patients under our care, giving them our time, touching them treating with respect.

Sr. Irini is the current archivist of the OLA generalate in Rome. She will talk about the unicity of mission by developing the topic  

SMA-NDA: One mission, different roles. Diversity of gifts, ministries, tasks and a large family.

Sr Marie Helene



Sr. Marie-Hélène is a member of Our Lady of Apostles. She lives in Gerland Community of Lyon. She worked in Cairo and Sarh (Chad) as a missionary before taking the position of lecturer of Theology and literature at the Catholic University of Lyon, her current position. Sr. Marie-Hélène will present the topic:

Mission Ad Extra particularly in Africa.