New Foundation in Kisumu


26 November 2022 was an important day for the FSP East Africa Delegation, and in particular for the Nairobi community, because it marked the opening of a new apostolic community in Kisumu, a city in western Kenya, which is the seat of the region’s archdiocese. The new James Alberione Community was opened in response to repeated requests from the Archbishop Emeritus of Kisumu and his successor Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba.

The four sisters chosen to staff this new community–Sr. Hellen Joseph Ndiang’ui, Sr. Pushpa Cheerramkunnel, Sr. Noel Lucy Nangira and Sr. Catherine Ocharo– traveled to Kisumu in early September to prepare the new book center and also the community’s living quarters. The local Dominican Fathers offered our missionaries the hospitality of their house and their full cooperation with the Pauline mission.

In the lead-up to opening day, the four sisters dedicated themselves to the itinerant apostolate, visiting parishes, schools and meeting places in the Archdiocese and neighboring dioceses in order to make our Pauline presence known in the territory and also promote our publications.