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August 23, 2018

Invitation – AGM

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February 1, 2018


MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 104th WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES 2018 [14 January 2018] “Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and […]
November 17, 2017

Mother Assunta Training Centre

The blessing of the Mother Assunta Training Centre , an extension of Bienvenu Shelter, took place on 14 November. Mass was celebrated by the Auxiliary Bishop […]

17th Year Anniversary

On 23 March, Bienvenu Shelter celebrated its 17th year anniversary. Mass was said by Fr Jorge Guerra. The staff and children from the Lovely Bears Creche led the liturgy.

About the Shelter

Our history

The Scalabrinian Congregation was established in 1895 as a response to the large immigration influx from Europe to North and South America. Its founder, John Baptist Scalabrini was able to grasp in the social and religious needs of the migrants.

Our aim

Our missionary focus is to be migrants with the migrants and to be in mission with people on the move along with a special priority for the poorest and most vulnerable, safeguarding and promoting the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees, internally displaced people, seafarers, itinerants, and people on the move.

List of our volunteers


In order to maintain the Shelter many hands are needed. If you are interested in sharing your time and your abilities with us, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sr Marivane Chiesa


Adilia de Sousa

Project Manager

Sue Kelly


Lisa de Sousa

Chief Operations Officer