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Caption: Section of participants in the "walking for peace" pilgrimage of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek. Credit: Fr. Eric Wanyonyi Simiyu, SJ/Rumbek

Ecumenical Visit to Impact South Sudanese, “a blessing for us”: Catholic Missionary Nun

Jan 26, 2023

The planned ecumenical visit to South Sudan to be undertaken by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields next week is to have an impact on the people of God in the East-Central African nation, a Catholic Nun has said. 

Credit: SIGNIS

Young People’s “friendship with mobile phones” Cause for Concern: Kenyan Catholic Nun

Aug 18, 2022

The tendency for young people to be absorbed in social media forums, prioritizing “friendship with mobile phones” is a cause for concern, a Kenyan Catholic Nun has said.

Archbishop Martin Kivuva Musonde of Kenya's Mombasa Archdiocese alongside Loreto Sisters displaying the new book, "Mary Ward - Her time is now" on 29 January 2022 at Loreto Convent Msongari. Credit: Sr. Santrina Tumusiime, IBVM

Members of Religious Orders in Kenya Urged to Form Partnerships to Nurture Vocations

Feb 1, 2022

The Archbishop of Kenya’s Mombasa Archdiocese has encouraged members of different Religious Orders and Societies of Apostolic Life in Kenya to think about the possibility of living together to share resources and to nurture vocations to Religious Life in the East African nation. 

he Head of Public Service in Kenya, Dr. Joseph Kinyua, inspecting the guard of honour at Loreto Convent Msongari on 29 January 2022. He is acompanied by Sr. Lucy Nderi, the Province Leader of the Loreto Sisters in Eastern Africa Province. Credit: Sr. Santrina Tumusiime, IBVM

Kenyan President Gifts Loreto Sisters Over US$85,000 for New School to Serve Marginalized

Jan 31, 2022

Members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (I.B.V.M) commonly known as Loreto Sisters who have marked 100 years of service in their Eastern Africa Province have received a donation of Ksh. 10 million (US$87,680.00) from Kenya’s President, Uhuru Kenyatta, to aid the Sisters’ response to social and educational needs in Kilifi County in the Catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa. 

Sr. Caitriona Kelly, IBVM, Irish-born Loreto Sisters who has served in Kenya since November 1964. Credit: Sr. Santrina Tumusiime, IBVM

Loreto Sister in Kenya Shares “biggest, absolute joy” Ahead of Institute’s Centennial Fete

Jan 28, 2022

Members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (I.B.V.M), commonly known as the Loreto Sisters, are “celebrating 100 years of God’s faithfulness” in their service among the people of God in the Eastern Africa Province.

Poster announcing the centenary celebrations of the Loreto Sisters in Eastern Africa Province. / President's Strategic Communication Unit/ Facebook.

Kenya’s President Hails Loreto Sisters for 100 Years of “incredible Christian ministry”

Jan 25, 2021

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.”

Sr. Marren Rose Awiti, a member of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Loretto Sisters) and a Canon Lawyer lecturing at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). / Sr. Marren Rose Awiti.

Why Religious Who Depart from Their Institutes in Africa Struggle to Fit in Secular World

Dec 29, 2020

Starting a new life after departing from a Religious Order or Society of Apostolic Life is an arduous task in Africa, according to a Catholic nun who has suggested different ways to assist Religious who embark on such transitions as they seek to fit in the secular world.  

Lorette College of Curepipe in Mauritius. / Lorette College of Curepipe/Facebook Page

Loreto Sisters in Mauritius Hailed for Overseeing 150 Years of Quality, Holistic Education

Oct 9, 2020

Members of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), commonly known as Loreto Sisters, in Mauritius have been hailed for their dedication in offering quality and holistic education to students in the Indian Ocean Island nation.

U.S. Ambassador in South Sudan,  Thomas Hushek during his visit to the education and health facility of the Loreto Sisters in the Catholc Diocese of Rumbek on February 19, 2020. / Loreto Sisters, Rumbek, South Sudan

U.S. Diplomat Commends Loreto Sisters for Keeping South Sudanese Girls in School

Feb 22, 2020

The U.S. Ambassador to the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, Thomas Hushek, during his recent visit to an education and health facility run by members of the Institute for the Blessed Virgin Mary, popularly known as Loreto Sisters, commended the nuns for their work in keeping girls in the troubled country in school.

The newly launched state-of-the-art Mary Ward Primary Health Care Clinic by the Loreto Sisters in the Diocese of Rumbek, South Sudan. / Loreto Sisters, Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan

Loreto Sisters in South Sudan Open State of the art Clinic to tackle School Absenteeism

Feb 15, 2020

Shortly after Loreto Sisters established a Primary and Secondary school in the South Sudanese Diocese of Rumbek in 2010, bringing hope to thousands of children who used to walk for long distances in search of education, the Sisters identified a health gap among school-going children that needed their immediate attention.