“Twelve of these religious are now living in the recently established home for elderly members of the community. They are aged between 78 and 90,” ACN officials say in their report.
The Sisters have devoted their entire lives to working as nurses, pharmacists, teachers and catechists. They also work in the formation of the younger Sisters of the community or in the administration of various projects, as leaders and Religious superiors.
“At the same time, though, these elderly religious are themselves in need of care today. Some are seriously ill and bedridden,” the leadership of the Pontifical organization observes.
Sister Margareth who is in charge of the retirement home wrote to the Charity organization, which works in poorest countries and in places where Christianity is faced with challenges.
She wrote, “We are very proud of our elderly sisters, who have served the Lord and his people for so many years with all their hearts and with utter devotion, and who continue to serve the Church in whatever way they can, and above all through their daily prayer.”
In order to be able to improve the care of the senior Sisters, the community had asked ACN for help to provide electrically assisted orthopaedic beds, which can be adjusted at the head and foot with the touch of a button, and also two wheelchairs.
To meet the costs, ACN with the support of its benefactors has donated 4,500 Euros to equip the home for the elderly Religious Sisters with facilities to make their life comfortable in old age.
Reporting the donation, ACN officials say in the January 11 report, “Now, after a life devoted to others, these frail and elderly religious can themselves receive the care they need. Our heartfelt thanks for your help and may God reward all who have contributed!”
Agnes Aineah is a Kenyan journalist with a background in digital and newspaper reporting. She holds a Master of Arts in Digital Journalism from the Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications and a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communications from Kenya's Moi University. Agnes currently serves as a journalist for ACI Africa.