La Crete Congo-Nile

Lake KivuLake Kivu

Crete Congo-Nile was our very first community in Rwanda near the Shrine of Our Lady of the Poor. Little sister Magdeleine saw this foundation as a place of prayer and adoration not only for Rwanda or Africa but for the whole world. The beautiful surroundings are ideal for a time of retreat or rest. The pilgrimage to Our Lady brings many visitors and so welcome is an important part of life in this community. As elsewhere the little sisters make a great effort to earn their living. They have a small farm with cows and cultivate the garden. They also make jam from the wild mangoes which they sell and do craft work.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the communityCelebrating the 50th Anniversary of the community