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Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando. Credit: Sr. Prof. Agnes Lucy Lando

Revise “traditional roles” to Align with “emerging issues”: Kenyan Nun to Women Religious

Apr 29, 2022

A Catholic Nun in Kenya has called on members of various female Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life to consider revising their “traditional roles” so that they are aligned with “emerging issues”.

A poster announcing the 28 April 2022 webinar. Credit: ACWECA

Synod on Synodality Offering "opportunity to share fruits of discernment”: Nun in Zambia

Apr 28, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality offers room for discernment and “an opportunity to share the fruits of the discernment”, a Catholic Nun has said.

Teams from  the Association of Consecrated Women in East and Central Africa (ACWECA), Strathmore University and the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation pose for a group photo at that launch of the Sisters Blended Value Project in Kenya
Credit: Association of Consecrated Women in East and Central Africa

Pray and Work, Catholic Sisters in Africa Told, Urged to Grow Social Enterprises

Apr 27, 2022

Members of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) have been told to devise ways to sustain their respective Congregations by working hard to also make a living, much as they devote their time to prayer.

A section of participants who completed a Project Management course of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) in collaboration with Strathmore University. The training is part of ACWECA's Sisters Blended Value Project (SBVP). Credit: Sr. Celestine Nasiali/ACWECA

Catholic Sisters in Eastern Africa Gain Project Managements Skills in Pioneer Training

Apr 18, 2022

Sr. Leah Nelima Nyongesa, a member of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Meru understands the challenge that her Congregation faces amid shrinking resources.

Sr. Wilhelmina Uhai Tunu. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Synodal Process Time to Showcase “role in mission of evangelization”: Tanzanian Nun

Apr 1, 2022

A Catholic Nun from Tanzania has challenged women and men Religious in Africa to use the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to showcase their “active role in the mission of evangelization”.

Sr. Jane Wakahiu. Credit: ACWECA

Catholic Sisters Living with Alzheimer’s in Africa to Benefit from New Endowment Fund

Aug 27, 2021

Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is creating an endowment fund to support Religious Congregations that are struggling to provide quality care to Catholic Sisters suffering from Alzheimer’s, members of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) have been told.

Sr. Bibiana Ngundo, a lecturer in African Culture and Religion at Kenya’s Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) during her presentation at the ongoing 18th Plenary Assembly for the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA). Credit: ACWECA

Align Formation Programs for Religious in Africa to New World Realities: Catholic Nun

Aug 26, 2021

There is a need to revise the old formation programs for those joining Religious Life in Africa to match the positive and negative realities of the current society, a Catholic Nun in Kenya has said.

Credit: ACWECA

Catholic Sisters in Africa Asked to Go Beyond “community projects” to Sustain Congregation

Aug 25, 2021

A Kenyan Nun is advocating for Catholic Sisters in Africa to be allowed, while adhering to the evangelical council of obedience, to join sectors of society that offer a “better pay” in view of sustaining their respective Religious Congregations that are facing tough financial times.

Pope Francis waves during his Angelus address at the Vatican July 25, 2021./ Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Invokes Intercession of Mary for Ongoing Regional Sisters in Africa Plenary

Aug 25, 2021

Pope Francis has sent his Apostolic blessings for the ongoing 18th Plenary Assembly of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA).

From left; Sr. Pasilisa Namukoye, ÀOSK Executive  Secretary, Sr. Mary Cecilia Njeri, ACWECA President, Sr. Hellen Badhiho ACWECA General Secretary. Credit: AMECEA

Catholic Sisters in Africa Urged to Remain True to Calling Despite Disappointments

Aug 23, 2021

Members of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA) have been urged to remain true to their role models especially when Religious Life does not turn out the way they expected it to be.

Part of the original preparatory team posed for a group photo at the Apostles of Jesus Centre in Langata. The team is made up of staff from ACWECA and AOSK Secretariats. / Sr. Grace Candiru/ACWECA

Consecrated Women in Eastern-Central Africa to Maintain Theme of Postponed Assembly

Feb 2, 2021

The Plenary Assembly of the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA), which had been slated for last August, is expected to take place in August this year under the same theme, officials involved in organizing the event have told ACI Africa.

The future James Corboy Secondary School under construction. It is an initiative of Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit (RSHS) in Zambia’s Monze Diocese. / Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit (RSHS).

Catholic Sisters in Zambia to Build School in Inaugural Entrepreneurship Project

Dec 9, 2020

Sr. Edna Himoonde, a member of the Religious Sisters of the Holy Spirit (RSHS) in Zambia’s Monze Diocese envisions a school tucked on the edge of a fruit-tree orchard. At this school, children from poor backgrounds in Western Zambia will use their time outside class to get practical knowledge in growing crops and rearing animals.

Sr. Celestine Nasiali, Coordinator of the Sisters Blended Value Project (SBVP), under the Association of Consecrated Women in Eastern and Central Africa (ACWECA). / ACWECA Facebook

Catholic Sisters’ Economic Project Transforming Nuns into Social Entrepreneurs in Africa

Nov 27, 2020

Students in the pioneer class of the Sisters Blended Value Project (SBVP), the first ever project of its kind in Eastern and Central Africa, are set to unveil their business plans after which they will launch their various income generating startups across the region.

A pie chart presentation of how skilled Catholic nuns in Central and Eastern Africa are in guiding young people in entrepreneurship. / Sr. Hellen Bandiho

Five Gaps Catholic Sisters Ministering among Youth in Eastern, Central Africa Face

Sep 28, 2020

A study in Eastern and Central Africa has established some five limitations, which Catholic Sisters ministering among young people face, a Sister has indicated in her presentation at the ongoing ten-day virtual International Consultative Research (ICR) conference.