Japan

Little Sisters of Jesus in Japan, 'To live together'

Please pray for the people of Japan at this time...

Photo Album: Little sisters of Jesus, Japan

Photographs of the Little Sisters of Jesus and their friends in Japan  read more »

Fukushima, lets not forget!

Tsunami in 2011Tsunami in 2011

Experiences of light out of darkness!  read more »

Among the disaster victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March 2011

After the earthquake in Japan on March 11th, 2011, and the tsunami that followed, the Bishop of Sendai, one of the dioceses in Japan that was most badly affected, asked (through a priest we knew) if Nozomi, of the fraternity of Wakayama, could free himself and come to his diocese to help. So Nozomi and Ludo travelled more than 1000 kilometres north and joined the teams who were already there serving the disaster victims. Ludo returned to Wakayama after a month, while Nozomi stayed for almost six months.  read more »

To each person his 'Dayenu'

Giang was asked to take charge of the formation of young men who enter the Fraternity in his Region. In order to provide this service he agreed to follow a course of "formation for formators". In this newsletter he describes this using the word "Dayenu" ("that would have sufficed for me"). This word is the reply that the Jewish people give during the Passover rite to the enumeration of all the benefits God has provided for his People. To each gift of the Lord they exclaim, "That would have been sufficed for me!" (Dayenu).  read more »

Shimonoseki, near the South Korean border

Shimonoseki, geographically, is the closest town to South Korea. 99% of the people who live in our neighborhood are from South or North Korea, from the first, second or third generations.  read more »

Kyoto, our neighbourhood of Mukajima

In Kyoto, the Little sisters live on the fringes of the city and want to bring a touch of joy and hope to the lives of those marginalized by society.  read more »

A young Little sister writes from Miyadera

The central house of the Little sisters is on the outskirts of Tokyo, where they can welcome new arrivals and have a bit more space for gatherings. A new postulant describes what she lives.  read more »

Ikebukuro 'I was in prison and you visited me.'

Three Little sisters share about the contacts and friendships they have built up with prisoners, several of whom are on death row.  read more »

In the fishing village of Wakkanai

WakannaiWakannai

A sharing about life today in Wakannai, facing the Russian islands of Sakhalin.  read more »