Niamey, 28 May, 2021 / 8:17 pm (ACI Africa).
The Pontifical charity organization, Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International, is mourning the passing on of a Catholic missionary Nun who dedicated her life to the service of the poor in Niger, a country with a tiny percentage of Christians.
In Niger, Sr. Marie-Catherine Persévérance established a charity organization that was the link between the Catholic aid agency and the people in one of the poorest countries in the world.
In a Friday, May 28 communiqué, the Pontifical aid organization bemoans the death of the Senegalese-born Nun who “gave her life for the poor of the poorest.”
“With great sadness the international Catholic pastoral charity and pontifical foundation has received news of the passing of Sr. Marie-Catherine Persévérance… in Dakar Senegal. She dedicated her life to the care and concern for the poor in Niger, especially through service to women,” the leadership of ACN says, adding that the Nun passed on Monday, May 24.
Sr. Marie-Catherine was born in 1953 in Guinguinéo in Senegal and spent almost 15 years in Niger, an Islamic country and one of the poorest in the world, ACN has reported.