The diocese of Haute-Savoie and Val d’Arly, on the occasion of the Day of Consecrated Life, interviewed the sisters of the community of La Roche-sur-Foron:

“We are a community of eight sisters aged between 32 and 85, an intergenerational and international community: Cameroon, France, Switzerland, Vietnam, reflecting today’s society.

The community is involved in voluntary work at church level: Catholic Relief Services, public chaplaincy, health ministry, choir, alphabetisation.

Our desire is to try to welcome groups and people on a daily basis in an open and simple manner, in our Home, which is open to different groups from the Church or civil life for training courses, sessions, etc”.

Catholic Relief Services was founded in 1943 by the Catholic Bishops of the United States to serve World War II survivors in Europe. Since then, its size has grown to over 130 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.

For over 75 years, its mission has been to assist poor and disadvantaged people abroad, working in the spirit of Catholic social teaching.