Little sister Magdeleine arrived in Belgrade on September 3, 1958, during her trip to the countries of Eastern Europe. 
  On October 28, 2018, little sister Ania Izabela made her final vows in the congregation of the Little Sisters of Jesus in Warsaw Poland.  This fell around the date of Brother Charles’s conversion (October 29th or 30th).
  It seemed crazy to organize a celebration with a large gathering of people when you consider the situation of our region of Mabasele, in the Oïcha diocese of Beni Butembo.  In addition to the insecurity over the past 4 years, the Ebola virus epidemic is just 30 km (18.6 miles) from us.
Today I would like to thank all of you for the wishes you sent for my 50 years of Profession.        The celebration began with my family in the village where I was born.  We had Mass with my brother Gerard who came from Algeria for the occasion.  It was held in the little parish church with all my family and the people of the village, followed by an aperitif and meal all together in the meadow around the house.  This lovely moment reminded me of my youth. 
    “The Baby Jesus of the Crib cries out to you, ‘tenderness’… for each and every human being.   He opens his arms to the whole universe but first of all to the little and poor.”       lsr Magdeleine
Bethany, near Jerusalem August 22, 1982   This is my testament   I possess nothing and that’s how I wish to die. […] It is a treasure far more precious than gold and silver, and it is this that I would like to bequeath not only to my family and to the Little Sisters but to all of humankind.