By; Jjunju Francis
The Institute of Good Samaritan Sisters of Nalukolongo has convened its 6th General assembly that is termed as “a chapter” where the new leadership is expected to be elected.
The Institute was started by the Late Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga in 1978 to cater for the elderly, poor, sick and needy mainly at Nalukolongo.
The chapter that is held every six months has commenced today May 10th and expected to run up to 30th of this month under the theme, “God is with us.
This time, it is looking at the challenges to their charisma (divinely conferred power or talent) in the modern world
The Chairperson Chapter organizing committee, Rev. Sr. Lawrence Nakiwu says they chose the theme basing on the achievements so far received and currently they stand at 180 religious sisters operating in the dioceses of Kampala, Masaka, Lugazi, Hoima and Kiyinda- Mityana.
All the institution members contribute to the synod by presenting their issues that are scrutinized and summarized into 20 points that will be deliberated on by the 37 delegates.
Sr. Nakiwu says the challenges of the time must be given due consideration because their charisma of helping the elderly poor, destitute and the most venerable are many and not all can be accommodated in their homes but would be reached to from their areas of residence.
The facilitators are Rev. Sr. Grace Kyomugisha from Our Lady of Good Counsel, Sr. John Clement Nambusi from the Daughters of Mary of Bwanda in Masaka and the Canonist Rev. Fr Andrew Kato.