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Latest stories: Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN)

Photo of late Sr. Marie Therese Gacambi. Credit: ACI Africa

Catholic Sisters in Kenya Mourn Founding Superior General who “took after Mary’s heart”

Sep 24, 2021

Sr. Marie Therese Gacambi lived true to the values of her model Mother Mary in the way she encouraged deep reflection, humility, and obedience to Jesus among members of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN) in Kenya, where she was the first African Superior General.

The cover page of the new book titled, “Archbishop John Joseph McCarthy: A Visionary and Dedicated Missionary,” by the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN). Credit: Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN)

The Times of First Catholic Archbishop of Nairobi Behind Kenya’s Top Church Institutions

May 23, 2021

Little can be found in the public domain about the man behind the most thriving schools, hospitals and Catholic Missions in Kenya’s Archdiocese of Nairobi and the surrounding Dioceses.

Members of one of the support groups at Upendo Village in Naivasha, Kenya, in the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, sharing a meal / Assumption Sisters of Nairobi, Upendo Village

I Owe Catholic Nuns, Entire Upendo Village My Life, Testimony by Kenyan Man Born with HIV

Jan 2, 2021

Sr. Florence Muia, a member of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN), recalls a day, in 2004, when she sat with a group of people that lived with HIV under a tree in Naivasha in the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, just under 100 kilometers northwest of Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi.

Sr. Rose Catherine Wakibiru, Administrator of Limuru Cheshire Home, a charity organization for girls living with disabilities with young girls living with disabilities outside their home / Sr. Rose Catherine Wakibiru

Meet Kenyan Nun Behind Thriving Disability Program for Girls amid COVID-19 Restrictions

Jan 1, 2021

At a one-roomed house in Satellite, an informal settlement located outside Kenya’s capital city, Nairobi, a 23-year-old girl living with disability claps her hands excitedly and throws herself freely at Sr. Rose Catherine Wakibiru, a Kenyan nun who has been visiting girls living with disability at their homes since the Kenyan government directed closure of all learning institutions last month.

Sr. Agnes Mwongela serving at St. Croix Catholic Parish in Jamaica’s Diocese of Mandeville. / Sr. Agnes Mwongela

Hoping for a Better Future in Jamaica’s Empty Churches, Kenyan Nun Testifies

Dec 27, 2020

For two consecutive Sundays in October 2020, Sr. Agnes Mwongela, accompanied by the only Priest at St. Croix Catholic Parish in Jamaica’s Diocese of Mandeville went to one of the outstations of the parish and found no one there.

World War Hero’s Centre Where Nuns Give Home to Kenyan Girls Living with Disabilities

Dec 25, 2020

At an expansive portion of land in a rural suburb of Limuru in Kenya’s Kiambu County in the Archdiocese of Nairobi, sits Limuru Cheshire Home, a charitable institution for girls living with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Sr. Elizabeth Gathoni of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN) / Sr. Elizabeth Gathoni

Kenyan Nun Journeying with HIV Patients in Jamaica to Overcome Stigma

May 23, 2020

For close to a year, Sr. Elizabeth Gathoni of the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi (ASN) has observed immense transformation in the lives of HIV patients who belong to a support group that the nun coordinates in the Catholic Diocese of Mandeville in the Caribbean Island nation of Jamaica.

Sr. Florence Muia, Founder of Upendo Village, an HIV and AIDS project in Kenya.

Meet the Kenyan Nun Who Built a state-of-the-Art HIV/AIDS Facility from Scratch

Feb 20, 2020

Love reigns at Upendo Village, a state-of-the-art facility where people living with HIV in low-end settlements around Naivasha in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru (CDN) have found hope for nearly two decades – Upendo is a Swahili word for love.