Democratic Republic of the Congo - Monastery of the Tree of Life, Kinshasa (OSB)

Project 3221 – Formation of a sister in biblical theology


SoeursThe monastery of the Tree of Life was founded in 1997 by the monastery of the Saviour (Lubumbashi). The community owns a plantation of fruit trees and vegetables. Young boys work with the community and so can pay their school fees, and the house for their accommodation is paid by a woman.

The vegetables are bought at a moderate price by the local women to be sold onwards. The community also provides drinking-water for the local population, thanks to a well dug to a depth of 125m. In 2014 a health centre was built.

Sister Anastasia is in the second year of a Licence in Biblical Theology at the Catholic University of Kinshasa. Financial assistance would be needed to cover the various expenses of study (inscription, travel, etc).


Sum requested: €1040

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