Monday, 16 June 2008

KENYA: Catholic Nuns Prepare for their Centenary Jubilee

NAIROBI, June 13, 2008 (CISA) -Consolata Missionary Sisters have began preparing for their centennial jubilee in 2010.The sisters have organized three pilgrimages in honour of Our Lady Consolata, or the Blessed Virgin Mary, in different parts of the country.Sr. Luiza Elvera, the administrator of Consolata Sisters Regional House in Nairobi, said the first pilgrimage will take place on June 22 from 8.30 am, starting at St Paul’s University Chapel compound to Consolata Shrine Parish Westlands.The second pilgrimage will take place next year in Meru Diocese and the last in Marsabit diocese. “The pilgrimages are a part of a journey towards our centenary jubilee in 2010, marking 100 years of our foundation,” Sr Elvera said.Prior to the first pilgrimage the sisters will hold special evening prayers for nine days. Anybody wishing to attend the prayers is welcome.There are and 22 professed Kenyan Consolata sisters and two novices. Consolata Missionary Sisters were founded by Blessed Joseph Allamano in 1910 in Italy. They arrived in Kenya in 1911. They also work in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, USA, Switzerland, Spain, UK, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina.

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