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Remembering Our Sr Mary Mamwacha

By Sr Joan Mukhwana

Today marks a year since our  beloved Sr Mary Mamwacha SSND  went to God. The  School Sisters of Notre Dame  in the Kenya area marked  this special day on Saturday the 11th of July. The sisters and Sr Mary’s family gathered at our  formation house in Kisumu,Kenya in anticipation of Sr.Mary Mamwacha’s  death anniversary. On this day,  we gathered to celebrate the Eucharist  and bless the new  tombstone.

The newly Professed sisters joined us in the celebration. L-R  Srs Edna,Beatrice,Julie,Ruth and Joy.

The newly Professed sisters joined us in the celebration.
L-R Srs Edna,Beatrice,Julie,Ruth and Joy.

The  celebration of the Eucharist was led by Fr Dominic OP .Among those present were the  newly professed sisters who had just arrive  from  Ghana. They were part of the beautiful choir that sang at  this celebration.The sisters shared with the family a  gift of sister Mary’s memories. These memories  recorded in a digital video disk tell of Sr Mary’s life and her last days on earth.  After the Eucharistic celebration ,we all processed to Mary’s resting place  and held a blessing ritual for  the new tombstone.

It was a great way to remember our Sr Mary, A woman of great faith who shared her love,faith hope with all the people she lived and worked with. May she rest in eternal peace.

Sr Mary's resting place.

Sr Mary’s resting place.

The sisters and family gather at Sr Mary's resing place for the blessing of the tombstone.

The sisters and family gather at Sr Mary’s resting place for the blessing of the tombstone.

The family processes  out to the  place of rest.

The family processes out to the place of rest.