Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Jeanne Devos honoured

Jeanne Devos was born in Kortenaken in 1935, is a trained speech therapist and joined the missionaries of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in the 1960s. That led to teaching at a school for deaf children in Chennai, India. Later, together with other nuns, she set up the National Domestic Workers Movement, which protects the rights of domestic servants.
Belgian Roman-Catholic Sister and Missionary J...
Belgian Roman-Catholic Sister and Missionary Jeanne Devos, head of the National Domestic Workers Movement (India). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Last week in the Flemish Parliament she with judge Koen Lenaerts, Christine Van Den Wyngaert of he International Criminal Court in The Hague, and professor of modern European history at Pennsylvania State University  Sophie De Schaepdrijver were honoured for their services in positively representing Flanders to the rest of the world. The five received the Golden Medal of Honour from Jan Peumans, speaker of the parliament.

Jeanne Devos is a woman who brings the words of Christ into life.


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