Young women ordained as Roman Catholic Church nuns

08 Jan 2015 09:10am
OTJIWARONGO, 07 JAN (NAMPA) – The Roman Catholic (RC) Church mission in Namibia ordained new young missionary sisters of the “Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (MSC)” at Otjiwarongo in the country’s Otjozondjupa Region on Monday.
Family members who travelled from their respective regions to attend the ordination, packed the RC Church build at Otjiwarongo’s Orwetoveni Township, witnessing the first vows-making of new MSC sisters as from 09h 00 to midday.
The six sisters graduated after attending a four-year theological training course at the Otjiwarongo-based St. Anthony RC Church Centre.
The new sisters or nuns as they are also known, are Hilaria Hangula, Daria Iikuyu, Johanna Akundungila, Mechtilde Tomas, Lydia Jeverinus and Agatha Uurumbu.
They will be posted at different MSC centres around the country.
“You should be the doers of the word of our Lord in your profession and not only be its listeners,” Father Johannes Kanana, who presided over the graduation ceremony, urged the new nuns.
Kanana noted that the RC Church leadership is proud to see more young women joining the church’s social responsibility through the congregation of the Missionary Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
“You have done us proud, remain committed to your profession and do not disappoint the church,” Kanana stated.
A number of sisters, student sisters and family members of the ordained sisters held a joyful celebration at St. Anthony RC Church Centre as from Sunday evening until early hours on Monday, preceding the ordination..