By; Jjunju Francis
The Institute of the Good Samaritan Sisters of Nalukolongo has celebrated 39 years since its inception in April 1978 by the late Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga.
Late Cardinal Nsubuga established the institute of the Good Samaritan Sisters with the charisma of caring for the under privileged and it now operates in the dioceses of Kampala Archdiocese include; Lugazi, Kiyinda-Mityana, Hoima, Masaka and Mbarara.
Each day, the Good Samaritan Sisters bathe, feed and dress the more than 100 residents of the Nalukolongo House of Charity.
When Pope Francis visited the home in November 2015, he identified it as a place that help people to see the mercy of God through the committed services and care for the elderly, abandoned, sick and most vulnerable by the religious sisters.
Officiating the annual day marked on the feast of Immaculate Conception at Nalukolongo, the Archbishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga hailed the three sets of four religious sisters professed their first vows, perpetual vows and silver jubilees for the love and commitment they have exhibited.
He further applauded the Good Samaritan Mother General Sr. Mathew Nakalema and her council for guiding the institute.
Dr. Lwanga warned the nuns to be conscious against the bad influences exhibited with technology especially on social media which mostly contains evil materials.
Among the four nuns who professed their perpetual vows include; Sr. Immaculate Namirembe, Sr. Francis Lwadda from Kiyinda Mityana diocese, Sr. Florence Nalwadda from Kampala Archdiocese and Sr. Sylvia Akolabingi from Hoima diocese.
While Sr. Rose Zalingerera and Sr. Matilda Nakiyaga from Kampala Archdiocese, Sr. Tereza Nsungwa from Hoima and Sr. Aloysius Nassolo from Masaka dioceses are celebrating silver jubilees. They also received four new religious sisters.
This year’s celebrations were held under the theme; “God is with us all the time,” that is picked from the book of Mathew: 14:22.