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Bienne Bienne

Our country though small has a rich culture with four national languages and many immigrants from all over the world.

Welcoming others in their diversity is a priority in all our communities. There where we live we want to make space for meeting the other with all their gifts.

In our five communities there are altogether 25 Little sisters. Einsieln is in the German speaking region and Aubonne and Geneva in the French speaking Cantons. Bienne is bilingual.

Aubonne, making clay statuesAubonne, making clay statues

At the Aubonne community the pottery workshop is a meeting place, somewhere to share a story or a concern. Many visit hoping to find a listening ear. The chapel as in our other communities is a silent space for prayer and meditation.

AubonneAubonne Our gardenOur garden

The little hermitage at the heart of the community in Einsiedeln is a place of welcome and prayer. Often we welcome our sisters from other countries and continents and this enables us to feel close to them and to the concerns they carry. We can also participate in the daily offices of the monks and the prayers of the pilgrims at the Abbey of Einsiedeln close by, which is also a place of pilgrimage to Our Lady.

Geneva chapelGeneva chapel With our friendsWith our friends

Ecumenism is at the heart of our life in all the commununities of Switzerland and from the foundation we have built up very strong links with the Protestant churches. All aspects of our life are coloured by this choice to grow in our communion. We also give importance to growing in our understanding of other Religions.

Work in the Supermarkets keeps us in touch with the world of work. Many colleagues come from other countries and we share their hopes and also their difficulties.

Anny Myriam at workAnny Myriam at work Our chapel in BienneOur chapel in Bienne

Immigration is an important issue in our country and with our friends we try to build up awareness of the real issues of justice. Several little sisters are in contact with prisoners either though visits or by telephone.