Clotilde de Maroussem: Morocco, Mon Amour

Whatever the surprises and changes in our lives…Our first love is always remembered!

Twenty-one years ago, while praying during my Novitiate, MOROCCO appeared written in my “inner screen”. From that moment on, the Lord helped me to live a fascinating adventure together with a deeper thirst and desire in trying to understand better as well as searching the means to clarify what this call to the Islamic world meant.

This first call to mission took 17 years to materialize and to experience it during my sixties with a good life experience was very fruitful. My mission in Morocco has arrived to an end after four years.  I leave this country, but part of me will be staying here, as a perfume stuck on my skin, Morocco is an integral part of me.

From my room; a glance at the left-handed that I am
Break free like them…
Mint Tea: the National Drink
Atlas Lion: name of the national football team
Women: You have enriched me in a power full way, «شكراكثيرا» (Thanks so much)
The welcome: warm, by transcending our frames
A Contemplative, in the heart of the city
Inner or outer desert: a place where the challenges of our lives take form and also fade
Fatima’s hand, prominent in the Maghreb countries
Recognition
Beyond Appearances
Chefchouen at dawn, the blue city still asleep
Fatima’s hand, prominent in the Maghreb countries
Royal palace in a royal city



The dancing swallows at Boujloud square
The Tragedy of Immigration to Europe
Fairy Finger for Fez Stitch
“Take Care of Us,” shout the cedars of the Atlas Mountains
Snails for babouch soup, a sign of fertility
This ever greater desire to discover you
Interesting meeting place
The cat, so loved by the Moroccan people
Our daily bread
The sacrificed, Sheep Day feast (Eid  Al-Adha)
Zamzam: the spring, source of life
So much to tell…

Donkey and mule the most exploited workers of the country
Peacefulness even in the far most distanced villages
Fantasia: the alignment art between the rider, the horse and the shots
Shared lives
The beauty of the different mountain ranges of the Atlas

Artist Statement:

I am an IBVM sister, from the tropical Island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean and still actually based in Morocco.

I use photography as a mean of exploring the different aspects of my vocation where inter-faith becomes fundamental.

Sensitive to beauty specially in nature, I feel the need to involve and connect those who look at my photo.

31 thoughts on “Clotilde de Maroussem: Morocco, Mon Amour

  1. Merci Clothilde de partager avec nous ces belles photos. Chaque pays que l’on visite ou on y réside laisse sur nous des tatouages et nous aide à changer notre perspective sur la vie.

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  2. Merciii Clotilde😊 De très belles images representatives du Maroc (le chat, les bab, le pain, le lion d’atlas…) Plaisir partagé. Good job

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  3. Merci Clotilde pour ce magnifique partage tellement riche. Chaque détail apporte une touche exceptionnelle.
    Les couleurs sont explosives
    A bientôt

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  4. Merci pour ce partage Clo. Beaucoup d’émotion dans toutes ces superbes photos qui nous révèlent bien ton grand amour pour ce magnifique pays et l’âme de ses habitants. Cheers !

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  5. Merveille de rencontres de l’ame a travers ce regard pose avec delicatesse sur l’Alterite … Couleurs et lumieres magnifiques … Enfant du sol tu es devenue … Precieux tresors interieurs pour toi, humain augmentee …

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  6. Merci Clo de nous partager ces magnifiques clichés, certainement un pays qui donne envie d’être découvert !

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  7. Merci Clothilde pour cette générosité qui te caractérise depuis toujours. Tu nous tends la main et tu nous ouvre ton cœur, ton esprit et tes yeux en ouvrant les nôtres! Que de merveilles et quelle chemin… que Dieu te garde!
    🙏🤲🏼

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  8. Quel beau voyage tu nous offres avec en filigrane la présence et la gloire de Dieu. Les couleurs sont vivantes et le tout ressemble à une prière. Merci pour ce merveilleux partage.

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  9. Merci Clotilde pour ce magnifique partage! On sent ton amour et ton attachement à ce pays et à ses habitants!

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  10. Thank you Clothilde for sharing with us snippets of your beloved Morocco! Thank you for your special gift of bringing and putting life, delicate n precious : its beauty, its frailties, its surprises… in the palms of our hands, making us more human n bit “ perfumed” like you!

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  11. Exquisite – thank you. I am touched by many of the images and the apt captions. I am particularly drawn to the image and caption “The welcome: warm, by transcending our frames”

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  12. Cheres,Chers
    Isabel, Sophia, Gilles, Hermione, Ariane, Dominique, Kareen, Marie Ange, Vanessa, Denis Claude, Isabelle et JeanMarc
    Merci de votre commentaire et appréciation sur mon exposition Morocco mon Amour
    Ce fut pour moi une belle expérience humaine et spirituelle qui est venue m’ouvrir à une autre dimension de perception des choses. De le partager avec vous fut un grand plaisir pour moi. En Celui qui nous a créé … artiste ….et libre …Clotilde

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  13. Dear Deirdre, Korin, Julie, Igora, Bernadette, Mary, Geraldine, Marguerine, Kathy and Pauline
    Thanks so much for your comment and appreciation about my exhibition. It was for me a beautiful human and spiritual experience that came to open me to another dimension of perception of life. To share it with you was a great pleasure for me.
    In the One who created us … artiste … and free … Clotilde

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  14. Quel beau cadeau de découvrir à travers ces photos ton vécu au Maroc Clotilde…MERCI pour ces belles photos …un voyage merveilleux et transcendant….comme quoi ce qui est écrit reste écrit…peu importe le temps écoulé, ta voie était de vivre un moment dans ce pays…Avec ta foi et ta persévérance tu y es arrivée….Que Dieu te guide pour ta nouvelle mission…

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  15. Dear Clotilde, Beautiful photos that speak profoundly about your experience. My you continue to find life and joy wherever you will find yourself next. Take care and thank you for sharing your self. Blessings Janet Palafox ibvm

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  16. just magnificent Clotilde. Merci pour ce beau partage. Can’t wait to hear and see more about this unique experience. God bless you always

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  17. Chère Clothilde,
    Merci pour ce beau voyage à travers ton âme d’artiste et cette sensibilité contagieuse !

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    1. las fotos son una belleza que expresan esa parte de tu personalidad tan aferrada a la naturaleza, a la armonia y a las emociones mas profundas. Gracias por compartirlas

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