Nairobi, 25 January, 2021 / 9:05 pm (ACI Africa).
Kenya’s President has commended members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (I.B.V.M) commonly known as Loreto Sisters for their selfless contribution to various sectors in the East African nation in what he described as “incredible Christian ministry.”
“I commend the Loreto Sisters for a century of incredible Christian ministry, education in our country and also to the social ministry and other works of Mercy they have conducted for the last 100 years,” President Uhuru Kenyatta said during the Saturday, January 23 centenary celebrations of the Loreto Sisters in Eastern Africa Province.
He added, “Loreto’s training has contributed immeasurably to the creative and performing arts, to politics, governance, religion and theology, environmental protection, community service, among many fields.”
President Kenyatta, a Catholic, went on to note that the contribution of the members of the 411-year-old Institute in Kenya is “inked in their alumni, who include a President, Bishops, scientists, leaders in government, academia, legal minds, captains of industry, entrepreneurs, sportsmen and women.”
“As a child, having spent two years in Loreto, I was eager to learn. My childhood foundation gave me the spirit of hard work, honesty, duty to my country, respect for others and, most of all, the fear of God,” the President said during the January 23 event held at the Loreto’s Mary Ward Centre in Nairobi.