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Desist from undesirable behaviour

By Mathias Mazinga

Added 19th February 2017 05:53 PM

There is too much hatred in our country. This undesirable culture starts right in our families

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There is too much hatred in our country. This undesirable culture starts right in our families

The Archbishop Emeritus of Kampala, Emmanuel Cardinal Dr. Wamala has asked Ugandans to cultivate a new culture of sincere love and concern for one another.  He decried the vice of hatred and violence, which he said had grossly endangered families and communities.

“There is too much hatred in our country. This undesirable culture starts right in our families and it has led to the murder of children and spouses. Let us cultivate a new culture of genuine love with one another. Let’s extend our love and concern to the poor, the minority and the disadvantaged people,” Wamala said.

 

The Cardinal was launching the celebrations of the centenary of the arrival of the Catholic Sisters of Mary Reparatrix in Uganda. The function took place at Bugonga Catholic Church, in Entebbe Municipality, on Sunday (February 19).

Wamala later thanked the Sisters of Mary Reparatrix for their dynamic apostolate, which he said had benefitted many Ugandans. He asked the Christians in Uganda to give moral and financial support to the Sisters of Mary Reparatrix as they celebrate their centenary.

A brief on the Sisters of Mary Reparatrix
 
The Catholic Sisters of Mary Reparatrix were invited to Uganda by Bishop Henry Streicher, in 1913. The Bishop invited the semi-contemplative nuns basically to pray for the success of his episcopate and the people of his vicariate.

 


The Sisters arrived in 1913 and settled in Entebbe, where they later started a dispensary, which is the current Grade B Hospital (Entebbe).
 
The sisters also started a primary school, St. Agnes Boarding Primary School. They also later started Mary Reparatrix SSS, Bugongo (also in Entebbe).

But probably the most amazing achievement of the Sisters of Mary Reparatrix is the establishment of the Catholic religious institute of the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Reparatrix (also called the Gogonya Sisters), which they mothered.

 

The congregation’s Regional Superior for Uganda, Kenya and DRC, Sr. Rita Nabukalu, blew a traditional trumpet (horn), as a symbolic gesture of launching the centennial year.
 
Nabukalu later declared that the centennial year would climax with a grand celebration at the Sisters’ headquarters in Entebbe on October 11.

The celebrations will run under the theme: A century of love and service.

Christians pledged about sh8m towards the Sisters’ celebrations, during a mini-fundraising function that was held after mass.  

 

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