Malakal, South Sudan: Armed Forces Peace Building Efforts
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Malakal, South Sudan: Armed Forces Peace Building Efforts

The first unified troops who graduated on August 30 in South Sudan need to be guided by the “Spirit of peace” for a successful mission, a Catholic Nun serving in the country’s Catholic Diocese of Malakal has said. On August 30, South Sudan graduated over 21,000 new troops that are to constitute a unified national army, police, and…

Kisumu, Kenya: Death of First African Superior of Franciscan Sisters of Saint Anna (Lwak)
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Kisumu, Kenya: Death of First African Superior of Franciscan Sisters of Saint Anna (Lwak)

KISUMU, AUGUST 17, 2022 (CISA) – Rev Sr Mary Gabriel Juma Okango FSSA, the first African Superior of the Franciscan Sisters of St Anna-Lwak (FSSA) died on August 10 at the age of 75, after a bout of illness at the Agha Khan Hospital, Kisumu. Sr Gabriel as she was commonly known, was born Mary Juma…

Highlighting the Commitment of Women Religious
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Highlighting the Commitment of Women Religious

With the push for new leadership roles for women in the Catholic Church continuing to gain steam, the largest global umbrella group of women religious is highlighting what their members are already doing across a variety of fields. On Wednesday, July 13, the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) launched the second installment of a…

Pope Video February: For Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women
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Pope Video February: For Religious Sisters and Consecrated Women

his month, we will pray in a special way for religious sisters and consecrated women. What would the Church be without religious sisters and consecrated laywomen? The Church cannot be understood without them. I encourage all consecrated women to discern and choose what is best for their mission in the face of the world’s challenges…

Kenya: Loreto Sisters Centenary Fete
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Kenya: Loreto Sisters Centenary Fete

A member of the Institute who has served in Kenya for close to six decades has shared with ACI Africa what she calls their “biggest and absolute joy” ahead of the Centennial Celebration scheduled for Saturday, January 29 at Loreto Convent Msongari in Nairobi. Sr. Caitriona Kelly, a native of Ireland, looks back at the…

Sister Norbert Sorohan FMSJ Has Died.  R.I.P.
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Sister Norbert Sorohan FMSJ Has Died. R.I.P.

Your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of SISTER NORBERT SOROHAN  who died at  Franciscan Convent, Burnley on 1st January 2022 Anna Mary Philomena Sorohan was born on 8th April 1931 in Ballinagh, County Cavan, Ireland,  the eldest of twelve children to her parents John and Mary Sorohan.  The first of her…

India: Missionaries of Charity Refused Licence to Receive Funding from Abroad
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India: Missionaries of Charity Refused Licence to Receive Funding from Abroad

The Missionaries of Charity was founded in 1950 by the late Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who devoted most of her life to helping the poor in the eastern city of Kolkata. She won the Nobel Peace Prize and was later declared a saint. Her organization runs shelter homes across India. According to the Hindu…

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Documentary ‘Sister’: ‘Oh my God, he’s a human being’

Sister Helen Prejean grew up in the Jim Crow South, joined the Sisters of St. Joseph at the age of 17, and emerged to become the leading voice against the death penalty in the USA. This film by Joe Cardona and José L. Vázquez documents the influences that shaped Sister Helen’s path from a cloistered…

Cameroon: Trauma Counseling for Catholic Nuns Bamenda
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Cameroon: Trauma Counseling for Catholic Nuns Bamenda

Catholic pontifical and charity foundation, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, has announced plans to support the psychosocial training of Sisters in Cameroon’s Bamenda Archdiocese who the foundation notes have been traumatized by the ongoing violence in the Anglophone region of the Central African country. In a Wednesday, September 8 report, ACN notes that…