Sisters of the Redeemer from Tanzania Arrive in U.S.

January 9, 2024

The Sisters of the Redeemer are excited and blessed to welcome three Sisters from Tanzania to live and minister alongside them in the U.S. Province for three years as part of an intra-congregational experience.  Sisters of the Redeemer, Sr. Secilia Luwongo, Sr. Noela Mkwala, and Sr. Irene Matambwe arrived in late November from Tanzania, where the Sisters of the Redeemer have ministered for more than 65 years.

Since arriving in Meadowbrook, Sr. Secilia, Sr. Noela, and Sr. Irene have visited and learned about the Sisters’ ministries and the many Redeemer Health ministries. Each of the Sisters, who have skilled backgrounds in education and healthcare, will be assigned a ministry in the near future.

“It is so wonderful to have Srs. Secilia, Noela, and Irene here with us in the United States,” said. Sr. Anne Marie. “Not only are they growing in awareness of how the mission is carried out here and how the shared Redeemer Charism and Spirituality of the Congregation finds expression in the United States, we are blessed to have them as part of our Province community—each of them brings a unique personality and gifts.”

In addition to getting to know the U.S. Sisters of the Redeemer, Srs. Secilia, Noela, and Irene have enjoyed spending time with the Holy Spirit Sisters from Tanzania and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Mombasa, Kenya, several of whom also minister within Redeemer Health.