Saturday was the annual meeting and centennial celebration of the Diocesan Anglican Church Women in the Diocese of Edmonton. The ACW had invited Clotilde, in her capacity as President of the Diocese of Buyé Mothers' Union, and Canon Bibiane, Mothers' Union Chaplain, to be the keynote speakers, sharing what the Mothers' Union does in Buyé. They marked the occasion by inducting Clotilde and Canon Bibiane as honorary life members of the ACW.
Clotilde outlined the history of the Mothers' Union in Buyé and shared some of the programmes the Mothers' Union currently offers, such as literacy training, micro credit, home economics training for women, as well as faith development, family support and a variety of ways of empowering women in Church and in society.
Gifts were exchanged, including a quilted hanging for Clotilde and a stole for Canon Bibiane, and the ACW offered to fund the training of a woman for priestly ministry in Buyé.
Saturday evening, the clergy of the Diocese of Edmonton and our guests from Buyé gathered for an informal evening at Bishop Jane's home. It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know each other and build the relationship between our two dioceses.
|Clotilde, Canon Bibiane, Bishop Sixbert and Rev Dominique share a song|