By Peter Ssebulime
8th Jan 2019
The Religious Sisters of the Institute of Daughters of Mary Bwanda in Lwengo District, Masaka Diocese have professed their vows and celebrated years of service at their annual celebrations day today.
Their annual day is marked every January 8th.
Three sisters made their first vows, nine celebrated silver jubilees, while 12 marked their Golden Jubilees and 26 Diamond Jubilees.
The 105 year old Sr. Bonventure Rosa Nambi from Katende Parish in Kampala Archdiocese celebrated 80 years in religious life in the institute that was founded by Archbishop Henry Streicher on December 3rd 1910 and placed under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
During his homily Bishop Kaggwa acknowledged the service not only in spiritual area but for a whole person through formal education, counseling, economic and agriculture empowerment the sisters have built wherever they serve at least in 16 dioceses within East Africa.
He however urged the sisters never to lax in teaching catechism because society is ever derailed due to materialism ending up in witchcraft.
Chairman Uganda Episcopal Conference Rt. Rev. Bishop Joseph Anthony Zziwa the ordinary of Kiyinda Mityana hailed the contribution of the institute and more so the care they have extended to the old sisters like Sr. Nambi who still lives with a sound mind.
The celebration was also attended by the archbishop of Kampala Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, the Bishop of Hoima Rt. Rev. Vincent Kirabo and Politicians like Joseph Sewungu.