Sister Sheila Shanley died peacefully at Holy Cross Care Home, aged 82 years, on Saturday 16th March 2019. She entered the Community in 1962 and was the longest serving member and the first sister to celebrate her Golden Jubilee, in 2015. Her funeral took place at Holy Cross Priory, Heathfield on 29th March. May she rest in peace.
The sisters have always cared for the elderly since they arrived at Mundika and as well as the home for residents there is an Outreach service where the sisters visit people in the villages to give support and to monitor their health and welfare. Our picture show some of the residents and sisters taken during a recent visit of Sr Kathy and Sr Carmel.
Following the General Chapter last year only three members of the General Council live in England so we arranged a full meeting in Kenya and plan to have others at different locations. Our pictures show the meeting taking place in the convent at Mundika and another one of the group under a mango tree.
In December 2018, five Sisters made their Final Profession of Vows at the Parish Church in Jinja, Uganda. They were Sisters Jacinta, Clare, Beninya, Maria Gorette and Kizito. It was a colourful, joyful, outdoor celebration which lasted all day! The photos show the group receiving a solemn blessing and at the end of the Mass with the Bishop and Sister Kathy.
In February, six sisters renewed their vows at the convent in Jinja as seen in the picture above.