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Kenyan Mission

Ursulines of Mary Immaculate of the North Province North responded to the call to the African continent, to Kenya in 2003. We opened our mission in Kenya in 2003 at the request of the Bishop of Meru Most. Rev. Salesius Mugambi, to work in St. Ursula Hospital, a diocesan hospital in Matiri, which is about 230 km away from Nairobi. The Superior General Mother Giovanna Alberoni requested the Provincial Superior of the North Province, Sr. Tecla Nellanikat to venture into this mission.
Srs. Priya, Benette and Rani Jose dared to answer the call to the mission in Africa as pioneers. After the initial struggle our sisters began to work in Ursula Hospital, Matiri, Taraka district a Hospital run by Italian group in the Diocese of Meru, Kenya. Our presence is much appreciated by the people, and our sisters render their service with great generosity in spite of the difficulties they face in the functioning of the hospital.

Sisters service in Matiri Hospital

The province felt the need to be rooted more deeply in the Kenyan soil and to impart the “Ursuline Education” to educate the children and youth of today specially the girls by establishing a school. With this in mind a plot of land was bought in Syokimau village, of the outskirts of Nairobi in Machakos District in 2005. We remain grateful to Mother Giovanna Alberoni and Sr. Elvira Mattappally who were instrumental for this project.
Sisters Mariella and Sophy were sent to Kenya in the year 2007 with this mission. With their hard work, sacrificing spirit and commitment the dream of having a school was realized within two years.
In January 2009 we have started a residential school named as Brigida Morello Girls Secondary School (BMG).

Sr. Mariella with Children

Our sisters are very much concerned about the integral formation of the students. They provide counselling, organise motivational talks and other orientation program to develop the potentialities of the students.

Sisters in the mission
Brigida Morello School

sisters are involved in the pastoral activities of the parish.

The Lord has blessed our Kenyan mission with vocations. The formees of Kenya are sent to our Formation house in Tanzania to have their formation program.

We were extremely happy to have the first indigenous sister from Kenyan soil in the year 2018.

Sr. Veronicah Kwamboka