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African beatitudes and GSR: sisters on the ground in Nairobi

  • The small Justice and Peace Commission office where the Association of Sisterhoods of Kenya's team works (Jill Day)

In Nairobi's traffic-clogged maelstrom, Catholic sisters go quietly about their calling, helping the dying, supporting the destitute, educating the impoverished and healing the sick.

It would be easy for them to be invisible, some 3,000 women among 3.3 million people sprawling across a highlands plateau in eastern Africa. If not for their grit. If not for their faith.

"I strike the match I was given," said Sr. Agnes Wamuyu Ngure, "and it starts a fire that I don't feel I control.''

Read the full story at Global Sisters Report.

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