Sister Charity Nkwera from Tanzania receives Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

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Sister Charity Nkwera from Tanzania receives Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology

Sister Charity came to us in August 2020 from St. Gertrude Monastery, our Twinning Community in Imiliwawa, Njombe Region, Tanzania, to complete her education. On May 14, she received her degree in Psychology and will continue at The College of St. Scholastica to earn a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

The former prioress of St. Gertrude’s, Sister Sylvia Kilongo, was on sabbatical with a Benedictine community in Nebraska, and so was able to attend the graduation.

Sister Charity walking to the stage to receive her diploma
Sister Charity walking to the stage to receive her diploma
Sr Charity Nkwera receives her diploma for Bachelor's in Psychology
Sr Charity Nkwera receives her diploma for Bachelor’s in Psychology

Sisters Sylvia Kilongo, Charity Nkwera, and Maria Agnes Atai Ongodia at Sister Charity's graduation
Sisters Sylvia Kilongo, Charity Nkwera, and Maria Agnes Atai Ongodia at Sister Charity’s graduation

At Sunday Eucharist the next day, Sister Sylvia and Sister Beverly Raway carried up the Gifts in procession, led by Sister Maria Agnes and Sister Charity who danced and sang.

At Sunday’s evening meal, a special cake was carried in with singing, dancing, and traditional music.

Sisters Sylvia, Charity, and Beverly with the graduation cake
Sisters Sylvia, Charity, and Beverly with the graduation cake

We are proud to call Sister Charity our ‘adopted’ Sister! May she continue her education with grace and deep faith, and return to minister to her people in Tanzania.

 

 

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