Sr. Maria Isabel

A Letter From Ivory Coast

Hello Fr. Des,

My Missionary Vocation started in 1967 when I arrived in the former Upper Volta, now called Borkina Fasso, where I stayed, where I stayed for 15 years. Then I went to Niger, near the Sahara desert, and stayed for 2 years. Then I arrived in the Ivory Coast, where I have stayed for 8 years-27 years in all!

As you know, Ivory Coast is a French speaking country in West Africa. We are running a secondary school with 450 girl students. I teach English as a second language. We have no problem regarding discipline and work because their future lies in the success of their studies. The majority of our students are animists. The rest are Muslims and Christians.