Uganda’s oldest nun Sr Nambi dies at 106

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Rev Sr Boneventura Rosa Nambi, Uganda’s oldest nun, passed on this week aged 106 years.

The Rev Sr Noeline Namusoke, the presiding superior general, said Sr Nambi succumbed to stroke on Thursday.

Sr Nambi who was part of Daughters of Mary (Bannabikira) Sisters in Bwanda, Kalungu District, was buried on Friday.

Born on October 10, 1913, Sr Nambi, was to celebrate her 106th birth day next month.

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Masaka Diocesan Bishop Emeritus John Baptist Kaggwa, who led the requiem Mass at Bwanda Convent said Sr Nambi was not selfish and would share the good and bad with her fellow nuns and pupils.

Daughters of Mary (Bannabikira) Sisters operate a permanent retirement home specifically reserved for aging nuns who affiliate to this pontifical congregation.

On her 18th birthday, Nambi was enrolled in what was referred to as a school at Bwanda.

As requested by her mother, in 1934 after her training, Sr Nambi wrote a letter requesting to join the novitiate.

When she was admitted as a novice, her parents went with her to Bwanda Convent.

For four years, she trained in catechism which is the major calling for Daughters of Mary.

Sr Nambi was later taken to Katigondo Seminary, Bukalasa and then Villa Maria before her ordination in 1939.

Credit: Daily Monitor

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