Since 2017, we have been in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, welcomed by His Eminence Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo, who entrusted us with a vast and rapidly expanding area where approximately 75,000 people live. In a country where over 50% of the population is Muslim, and a significant portion adheres to animist beliefs and other Christian denominations, Catholic Christians are a minority. However, they exhibit great enthusiasm and joyfully bear witness to their faith, often making significant sacrifices.
Our activities include:
– Missionary animation in parishes
– Meetings and spiritual retreats for people of all ages
– Pastoral outreach
– Social projects in the fields of education, training, and food security.
Saint Monica Parish is located in an area of constant urban expansion on the outskirts of Ouagadougou. It encompasses urban neighborhoods as well as the village of Boassa.
In a country where 80% of the population relies on agriculture and livestock for their livelihood, we prioritize the training of farmers and provide educational and nutritional support for children.
We believe in the irreplaceable role of women in society, and we support micro-credit and literacy projects to empower them and unlock their potential.