Meet The People 

Behind the Mission St. Therese of the Infant Jesus

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Mission Staff

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Rev. Canon H. Fragelli

Rector of the Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Mission. Director of Saint Francis de Sales School. President of the Panthers of Christ the King club. Responsible for the Institute’s apostolate in the Diocese of Mouila. 

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Deacon Sean Kenney

Mission Rector's assistant; catechism teacher at the school; school chaplain.

To be ordained a Priest in July 2020.

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Abbé Lotes

Seminarian serving at the Mission for the 2018-2019 school-year. 

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Monsieur Jonas

Candidate to the Priesthood doing his internship at the Mission since 2017

Abbé Albert Amuzu

Candidate at the Mission for 3 years

Now at our Seminary (Gricigliano). 

Monsieur Josemarie

Candidate to the Priesthood doing his internship at the Mission since 2019.

Maman Noeline

Mission Administrator. Runs the kitchen, laundry and is responsible for the bakery and Mission Shop. Noeline also teaches catechism to the little ones.

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Runs the “Maria Bambina” Orphanage; responsible for the Mission’s lady’s group: Our Lady of Fatima Group. 

Papa Major

Responsible for the Discipline at our Saint Francis de Sales School. President of the Mission's Mens Group "Companions of St. Joseph"

Maman Giselle

Head baker at the Mission's “Miss Natalie Bakery".

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Alex Bonga

Oblate at the Mission for 3 years. Alex was responsible for all the 

Mission Oblates.

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Mission’s Oblate. Dieu-Vivant picks up and drops off the children of the school every day; takes care the Sacristy; works in the garden; takes care of all the Mission’s electrical lamps.


Mission Oblate. François studies at our Saint Francis de Sales School.

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Mission Oblate.



Mission Oblate.


Mission Oblate

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Postulant. Martha is finishing College; helps Noeline in the kitchen and works in the sewing workshop. 

Angelique Therese 

Living at the Mission since 2015 as a Postulant. Angelique is the responsible for the Mission’s Clinic.

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Mission Oblates are the Mission’s Lay Brothers. They run the sacristy; serve as altar-boys; pick up the children of the school every day; work in the garden, in the carpentry and a variety of other Mission’s tasks. 

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Monsieur Jean Jacques

Headmaster of our Saint Francis de Sales Primary School.

Monsieur Celestin Bayah

Headmaster of the our Saint Francis de Sales Secondary School.


Saint Francis de Sales Pedagogic Inspector.

Maman Flore

School Secretary.

Maman Josette

Teacher at our Saint Francis de Sales Primary School. Responsible for the girl’s dancing group (Les Majorrettes); Responsible for the Mission’s boy and girl Scouts.


Trainer and coordinator for the girl’s dancing group “Les Majorrettes

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Teachers at our Saint Francis de Sales school. 

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Papa Noel

Monsieur Alain Noel, more known as “Papa Noel”:  Chauffeur for the School and Handyman for the Mission. 

Chardin & Raisa

Chardin is the Mission’s ground keeper, while his wife Raissa does the cleaning of the chapel and other buildings. 

Dr. Michel

Doctor at the Mission’s “Les Buissonetts” Clinic.

Julie Camelia

Nurse at the Mission’s “Les Buissonetts” Clinic.

Maman Yvonne

Head Cook for the Saint Francis de Sales’ kitchen.


Chauffer or the school bus. Chaufeur of the Panthers of Christ the King. Mission maintenance man. 


Our mechanic. David does the maintenance of all the Mission’s vehicles and most importantly all the school buses.

Claude Adrienne

Claude Adrienne runs the Mission store. 

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Head carpenter at the Mission’s Saint Joseph Carpentry.

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Carpenter at the Mission’s Saint Joseph Carpentry. Dolin is also a Panther of Christ the King.


Know as “Lion” works at the Mission’s Saint Joseph Carpentry; the “Lion” is also a Panther of Christ the King. 

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Carpenter at the Mission’s Saint Joseph Carpentry.

Maman Major 

Responsible for the Mission’s “Miss Kate Sewing Workshop”

Armelle Poity

Teacher at the Mission's sewing workshop.


Baker at the Mission’s “Miss Natalie Bakery”


Mission Baker.


Mission’s stone mason.


Mission’s stone mason.

Fabrice Ngoma

General Secretary of the Panthers of Christ the King and chauffeur for the school bus.

Coach Patrick

Panthers of Christ the King coach from 2015 through 2016.

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Coach Lucas

Main coach for the Panthers of Christ the King from 2016 through 2019.

Coach Rafio

Head Coach for the Panthers of Christ the King for the 2018-2019 season

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Coach Makambo

Head-Coach of the Panther’s of Christ the King since the 2019-2020 season.

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Mission Mascots

Marc-Antoine (son of our cook) and Chardin (son of our ground-keeper) grew up at the Mission. They are affectionately called the “Mission’s Mascots”

Friends of the Mission

How does God show His love for us? By giving us good and faithful friends. So… we feel VERY loved by God at the Mission. Here are some, just some, of the many friends the Good Lord has blessed the Mission with. There are so many more… if we had their pictures they’d be posted here too! 

Gabon's First Lady; madame Sylvia Bongo Ondimba

Cardinal Raymond Leo Burke

Archbishop Basile Mvé Engone 

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Monsignor Gilles Wach

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Monsignor Mathieu Madega Lebouankehan

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Governor Benjamin Nzigou

Our Diocesan Vicar General

Benedictine Abbey of Flavigny

Benedictine Sisters of Ephesus

Our Brother Priests in Libreville

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Priests of the Diocese of Mouila

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Our Religious Sisters from Mouila

Province governor

mouila Mayor and Staff

Gabonese minister Jean de Dieu Moukagni Iwangou

Police Commissioner

American Ambassador Cinthia Akuetteh

General Perrin

Colonel Manguila

The Cooper Family

The Palm and Falter Family

Mr. Robert Powers

Mr. & Mrs. Roger & Maya Vargas

Miss Shirley Meuret

The Blanchard Family

The Halisky Family

The Heidemann Family

The Laczkoskie Family

The Pampelonne Family 

The Penrod Family

The PILLET Family

The Ryan Family

The Serafino Family

The Truty Family

The Tim & Katie Halisky Family

Mr. & Mrs. Steve & Wendy Lee

The Zivnuska Family

The Louis Toenjes Family

The Merlo Family

The Saint Lezin Family

The Vidigal Family

Mrs. Mary Hall

Monsieur NGOUMBA

Monsieur Mouloungui

Mme Guerra-Devigne

Miss Maria Isabel Vidigal

Miss Lynne Thomas

Mr. & Mrs. Kate & Matthew Angeli

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Angel Toenjes

Miss Jocelyn Halisky

Mr. & Mrs. Jean-Noel & Catherine Vilain

The Jose Francisco Vidigal Family

Mr. Jack Scholtz

The Hocmiller Family

Dr. & Mrs. Enio & Guida Fernandino

The Hocqmiler Family

Emmanuel & Benedicte Schneider

Dr. and Mrs. Trunfio

Bruce & Maria Becker

Doyen et Mme Clement

Dan Zignego

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Andrea & Brian Phillips

Nancy Heideman

Monsieur Poity

Monsieur NGUEMA

Maria Fragelli Becker

Mr. & mrs. Luiz Gonzaga & Laura Freitas

Maman Bivouli

The John & Leah Halisky Family

The Heaton Family

Dr. Glenn Castañeda

Dr. Benoit

Col. & Mrs. De Loynes

Canon Bergerot

Baudoin et Marie Soleil

Large or small, every donation helps and God will surely not be outdone in generosity.