#BreakingNews American Catholic Nun is Kidnapped in Burkina Faso - Please Pray for the Safe Release of Sister Suellen!
The Marianite Sisters of Holy Cross located in Burkina Faso were attacked and the contents of their house demolished. 83 year old Sister Suellen Tennyson, MSC was kidnapped. Sister had served previously in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and has been on assignment in Burkina Faso since 2014. Please pray for the safe return of Sister Suellen and for the conversion of her kidnappers. This American religious, Sister Suellen Tennyson was abducted by unidentified armed men from the convent in Yalgo, Bukina Faso, Africa. "We first and foremost are praying for Sr. Suellen’s safety and for her release from her captives. Let us pray too for all impacted by the actions of this group, particularly our sisters who witnessed the vandalism and kidnapping. We are in touch with governmental leaders who have pledged to keep us informed as they learn more.” - Sr. Ann Lacour, MSC, Congregational Leader
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Communique of Mgr Théophile NARE, on the kidnapping of Sr. Suellen TENNYSON (Source: https://www.facebook.com/Paroisse-Saint-Guillaume-de-Tanghin-101683345220244/
On the night of Monday April 4 to Tuesday April 5, 2022, Unidentified Armed Men (HANI) visited the community of nuns in the parish of Yalgo in the diocese of Kaya. They kidnapped Sister Suellen TENNYSON, of the Congregation of Marianite Sisters of the Holy Cross. Aged 83 and an American national, she has been on duty at Yalgo since October 2014.
Sister Suellen TENNYSON was taken to an unknown destination by her captors who, before leaving, vandalized rooms, sabotaged the community vehicle which they tried to take away.
While waiting for the search undertaken to find her to be successful, we remain in communion of prayer for the release of Sister Suellen TENNYSON. We also pray for her sisters, for her congregation, as well as for the pastoral workers and the faithful of the parish of Yalgo, a parish located 110 kilometers from Kaya, capital of the Center-North Region.