The Province of East Africa welcomed the sisters from the different parts of Africa-Madagascar as they came together for the Continental Session for the African Junior Sisters.
It began last June 3, a very significant day for us as we remembered the anniversary of the canonization of Saint Marie Eugenie and at the same time celebrated the feast of St. Charles Lwanga and companions, martyrs of Uganda.
The juniors sisters of East Africa prepared a special “Kenyan welcoming” with songs and dances that made all the sisters dance with joy.
Then the sisters were ushered in procession to the chapel. There was an offering of significant symbols such as a candle, the East African cloth - “kitenge” , a plant and the flags of the 15 participating countries (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Tchad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Niger, Guinea, Togo, Benin, Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Madagascar, Vietnam and Philippines).
The opening Mass followed which was presided by Fr. Jean Marie Mezo, the Assumptionist Regional Superior.
There are around 40 sisters participating including Sr. Marthe, from the General Council, who is also present to journey with the sisters during this entire session.