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Tomorrow, February 15, we welcome Seydouba… A name that sings… but behind which seems to hide great suffering… This is how Hélène, the manager, introduced him to us. He lived through a difficult crossing in which he lost several of his loved ones… He may share something of it with us, at a time that he himself has chosen, otherwise, we will try to accompany his pain discreetly… We We asked Vincent, whom we are currently hosting, to be his "big brother", which he will no doubt do very well because there is often real solidarity between them.

Séydouba will be our 27 welcomed…. Before him we received families with children, isolated people for stays of one to two months. Most came from Afghanistan or Africa (currently many from Guinea) A few came from Albania, Georgia, Syria, Iraq….

A few have passed and disappeared from our horizon…. Rejection of their asylum application, work found elsewhere, desire to get closer to known friends here or there… Many have stayed and have maintained ties with us. They often tell us that we are their family from France. When they have had their papers and have been able to bring their wife and children, they are happy to introduce them to us and, one day, to invite us to their home around a dish from their country….

Among those with whom we have kept ties there is Hassan who had a good job in Iraq and who has just finished training as a household appliance repairer, Firas who has resumed law studies to have his diploma validated. Syrian lawyer, Costantin, professor in his country, Georgia, and who guts chickens all day to earn a living for his family… Sekou who experienced prison in Guinea and whose brother died there._cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Thanks to Michelle, he was able to join an Emmaüs community in Béthune where he rediscovered the joy of living...

Salah with such a sweet look… wrote detective novels and won a literature prize in Sudan. He has just completed training as a mason. While he was with us he cried at night and apologized in the morning...


Allasane told us that his exuberance was his way of hiding the suffering that inhabited him: that of the death of his family during the war, when he was a child and the torture suffered in Libyan prisons...


Their resilience is surely underpinned by the deep faith that many demonstrate.


They all have a face, a story for us… Their photos are in the hallway of their apartment and remind us of their stay with us over the   years. The evening meals we shared with everyone, the informal exchanges…. have forged real ties. Behind each face, each of us can put a memory, an anecdote.

We are aware of being a happy stage in their chaotic journey. Our community was partly built around this welcome. We measure how lucky we are to have been able to meet, for a certain period of time and with real closeness, so many people who remain unique and whose memory lives in our hearts and our prayers.

Sister Marie Dominique Cassin

Limoges County

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* Special DRC FOCUS! *


Diocesan Communication Service (Kinshasa)

Cardinal Fridolini et Soeur Justi générale
En RDC audience : Cardinal Fridolin - CIC
Ce 21/01/2021 Audience en RDC


Today Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 9 a.m., His Eminence's office welcomed the delegation of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception of Castres led by Sister General Justi of Rome. There was the presence in the delegation of the Sisters General Councilors Marie, Béatrice and Irma who also came from Rome, the Provincial Louise Sadio from Gabon and Sister Thérèse Ntumba from the DRC.

It should be noted that it is rare for all these officials scattered around the world to find themselves in one country at the same time. For this time, general and provincial teams have a  assembly  general in the DRC. These same general and provincial teams will participate in the perpetual vows of three religious of the Congregation this Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Saint Andrien de Ngaba, a mass which will be celebrated by Bishop Carlos Ndaka.

Founded on December 8, 1936 in France, the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception has established itself all over the world.

Diocesan Communication Service (Kinshasa)

Fratelli Tutti and Emilie


Echo of the Blue Nest N° 16

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with the mother house, let's prepare together the feast of the Immaculate Conception 

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accompany the celebrations of the parish of castres at the motherhouse

testimony of our last 4 superiors general of the congregation

'*Special LOYOLA FOCUS!*

We will have the honor, once again, to receive the *Blue Sisters (Congregation of the Immaculate Conception of Castres)*, who will speak to us about the THEME: * FEEL and GIVE IMPETUS ! WHERE LA VIE CLAME FOR LIFE! *

- The successors of Sainte Emilie talk to us.

The Blue Sisters, in their charism, are invited to be missionaries wherever they find themselves, to dare to fight for justice, for peace, for respect and attention to the weakest, in all places of life; to do all this out of LOVE according to the motto that the Congregation has adopted: "they will go without hesitation where the voice of the poor calls them".

*On 10/24 at 09:00 (Brasília time),

2:00 p.m. (Paris time), we are waiting for you!

*Live link: (click on images)

*Live link*: (click on the images)


'This "RETROSPECTIVE HISTORY" of GOD'S WALK WITH US ... from the PERIOD of our GENERAL MARIA GABRIELA SONEIRA*, does not belong only to theSISTERS BLEUES, but to all those who, in so many countries, MAKE THE WAY WITH THE BLUE FAMILY and to FOLLOW JESUS, THE SAVIOR, LOVE LIFE.```

testimony of our sisters and communities at this time of confinement 

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'*In this time of a pandemic...*


At the start of confinement, a young Senegalese  knocked on our door. “ I came to ask for a service. I'm in BTS and I can't connect to my studio to follow my teachers' video conferences. Would it be possible to welcome me to your home ? »  I ask for a time of reflection, to make a community discernment . Because we are 8 sisters at risk, the oldest is 93 years old.  And, quickly,  we give the green light to this young person.

We welcome him, one, two, three times a day during the week. We provide him with the hydroalcoholic product, he wears his mask. We   offer him a room to settle in,   but he can't connect… So we give up our community room. This involves jostling us : new organization for our meetings, being careful not to disturb him in his work, then the fear, for each one that he could transmit the virus to us in the community.

We wanted to give this youngster a chance of success. In June, he came to thank us, because he was going to second year.


Throughout the time of confinement, the parish secretariat, to keep in touch with the faithful, sends us the parish sheet every week with its news and asks us to be a relay,  en les_cc781905-5cde- 3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ transmitting to our contacts and neighbors, who do not have internet in their mailbox. We responded to this request, which allowed us to forge links. At the déconfinement, many came to thank us for this service. 

      _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_  Sisters of N/D of the Immaculate Conception of CASTRES  -_cc781905-5cde-3193_cf-516-bad3    Saint Jacques community in Castres


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October 3: Feast of Saint Jeanne-Emilie de Villeneuve

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the feast of Saint Jeanne-Emilie de Villeneuve: preparation

(click on the book to view it or download it)



February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2021

and March 4, 2021

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

To register :


Reflection and interiorization - Sr. Marie Philomène

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On a pilgrimage with Saint Emilie in the families of young people in search of their vocation.... today we are on the 6th day of the novena.... what graces and joy shared.... On the 3rd day the mother of one of the young people gave birth and the little one is called Jeanne Emilie...

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Thesisters  Blue in times of pandemic  

During the period of confinement due to the covid-19 virus, the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes is cancelled. in castres prayer in honor of marie at the blue convent this saturday 1st august 2020.

In times of pandemic

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To read the articles, see the videos... click on the link of each image>>>.

Covid 19, reality or nonsense: the bet of living in a HEALTHY and HOLY world

FRANCE & PAO: Responses to covid-19


Sister Gilles Aimée CISSE, Immaculate Conception Institution - SENEGAL

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with mary and as emilia, be  disciples of jesus

Community Lourdes-Soum

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The Blue  community is established in Madina Wandifa on January 11, 2020. A memorable date is that of  the arrival of the first blue missionaries in Senegal in 1848.

The Sisters   were warmly welcomed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Kolda, Monsignor Jean-Pierre Bassene.

Three sisters  make up the community: Ines Germaine Gomis, Marguerite Pascale Sadio, both Senegalese and  Emilienne Nacoulma one of the first two nuns in Burkina Faso who just made her profession there just 6 months old.

Beyond the cultural, it is a whole mission of proximity that we try to live.

Like our predecessors, we go from house to house to visit families, traditional authorities and in the villages we go with the priest to celebrate the Eucharist.

For the children we are nurses who have come for the vaccination...
For the adults of the pastors...  for others of the unknown... in short, we arouse curiosity.

We are more with the catechists for the needs of the pastoral evangelization of the villages.

There is a lot to do but we take the time to "go to" and "be with".
May Saint Emilie through your prayers continue to show us the way.

(Sister Marguerite Sadio)

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Missionary action in Cotia -  Sisters and Lay Blues.

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Missionary action in Mato Grosso.



Mission of the Blue Sisters in Campohermoso with migrants.

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Meetings of Indigenous Liders in Mato Grosso

The Synodal Apostolic Exhortation  of Pope Francis


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Feast of Mary Immaculate

Video: Consecration to the Immaculate


Sung by Father Anderson Gomes (Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Praia da Costa Vila Velha ES.


Images: Convento da Penha Vila  Velha ES  Brazil


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Consecration to Mary Immaculate

Mary, Mother of the God of life and our Mother,

full realization of God's Project, on this day that the Church consecrates to you, we want to repeat to you our affection, our love, our prayers, and the commitment of our whole being to follow your Son.


Gathered today, as brothers and sisters of the same " famille ", we want to ask you to accept to be the first and perpetual animator of our “ Congregation ”.

The Mother and sister of each and every one of us.

Accompany us throughout our walk !


Help us to live our Baptism and our Consecration, according to the Gospel. To convert our heart to the demands of the Kingdom, renouncing ourselves, to assume, following Jesus, all his attitudes and feelings.

To passionately seek the Will of God and its realization in us and in the world, so that the PROJECT OF GOD may be accomplished in each sister, each brother and in the Institute.


We renew our commitment, to accept in our life the mediations which are for us, the expression of the will of God, and to live with love, coherence and fidelity, our Consecration to God, to our brothers and sisters, especially the most poor and needy.


May the Holy Spirit, from whom all Life proceeds, fertilize our mission

For the Reign of Christ to be realized in all its fullness. AMEN.

(From the Consecration of Ste Jeanne Emilie de Villeneuve)

Novena to the Holy Spirit with Emilie

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