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Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph
A Catholic Religious Congregation in Asumbi
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- Sr. Caroline Veronica Afandi, FSJ has diedMarch 26, 2021The late Sr. Caoline Veronica Afandi was born on 26/4/1994 to the family of Mr. Absalom Malongo Mandala and Mrs. Jesca Munagi Malongo of Chandolo Village, Lusiola Sub-location, Vihiga Sub-location in Vihiga county. EDUCATION The late Sr. Caroline started her Nursery School at the age of 6 years at Chandolo Primary School where she studied and did her K.C.P.E in 2008. She then joined St. Clare Maragoli Girls Secondary School – Hambale in 2009 until 2011 when she left after completing her Form three. She then proceeded to Vigina High School where she sat for K.C.S.E in 2012. RELIGIOUS LIFE The late Sr. Caroline got to interact with the sisters first when she joined St. Clare’s Maragoli Girls Secondary School. She admired their way of life and developed a desire to joined them. She started doing Catechism and she was baptized on 1/4/2013 by Rev. Fr. Conrad Otende at Hambale Catholic Church. She joined the family of Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph on 30/4/2013. She was confirmed on 4/8/2013 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church – Asumbi by Most Rev. Bishop Philip A. Anyolo, who was at the time the Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Homa Bay. She made her first profession on 8/12/2017 after which she was posted to St. Clare-D, Langata in Nairobi. OUTSTANDING QUALITIES The late Sr. Caroline was a humble person since her childhood. She always wears a smile in her face and never grumble. She was prayerful, hardworking and committed to any duty given to her. She was a good singer and loved singing. SICKNESS The late Sr. Caroline Veronica Afandi was a young, strong, youthful and heath person until 30/6/2018 when she was involved in a tragic road accident at Kaplong – Bomet road which claimed the lives of two other sisters. She was rushed to Kaplong Mission Hospital where she was attended and transferred to Tenwek Mission Hospital. She was later Air-lifted to Karen Hospital in Nairobi for further management. She sustained severe head and spinal injuries that rendered her incapable of walking and speaking. When her condition stabilized she was taken to Christamarianne Mission Hospital for care, where she has been since 4/9/2018 and occasionally, she would be taken to Matter Hospital for specialized treatment. With time she developed other complications, her breathing system started malfunctioning and she was put for a tracheotomy tube to aid smooth air exchange and when she could no longer easily feed, a mastectomy feeding tube was inserted to aid in feeding. In the last two months she became anaemic requiring blood transfusion and she succumb to heart failure on 26/3/2021 at 3.40 p.m. May the soul of Sr. Caroline Veronica Afandi, FSJ rest in eternal peace. AMEN....
- Sr. Anthonina Musula, FSJ has diedMarch 25, 2021The late Sr. Antonina Musula was born on 22nd November 1956 to the late Mzee Harun Lianguluti and the late Mama Elima Endoshi from Shiveye sub– location in Kakamenga County. The late Sr. Antonina was the 5th born in their family, she was sister to Consolata Luhava, Late Ema Ilamwenya, Late Alice Masitsa, Joseph Amulavu, Late Jackson Munyeti, John Ngayira, Late Dismas Itambo, Kizito Shivayiru and Margaret Muchisa. HER CHRISTIAN FAITH. The late Sr. Antonina was brought up in a Catholic family where she was baptized as an adult at Tindinyo Parish on 1st January 1972 and received her Sacrament of Confirmation on 4th March 1973. EDUCATION The late Sr. Antonina joined Shiveye Primary School in 1965 from Class 1-3. In 1968 she joined Chesonoi Primary School classes 4-6. 1n 1971 she joined the congregation of FSJ as aspirant and continued with her primary education in Rangenyo primary school. In 1985 she sat for her F4 exam in St. Joseph Chepterit Secondary school. In 1986-1988 she joined Asumbi Teachers College where she trained as P1 teacher. In the year 2004, she went for sabbatical Program in U.K -Hawkstoke Hal where she studied pastoral Counselling. RELIGIOUS LIFE The late Sr. Antonina joined the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph and was admitted to aspirancy on 8th January 1973, to Postulancy on 2nd May1975 and to Novitiate in 1977. She took her first Vows on 1st December 1979, perpetual vows on 2nd May 1987 and Silver Jubilee in 2004. APOSTOLATE/MINISTRIES The late Sr. Antonina Musula served in different communities as follows; Teacher. Year Community 1. 1979-1982 Bishop’s House Kisii House keeping 2. 1983-1983 St. Francis Centre Student 3. 1984-1985 Chepterit Convent Student at St. Joseph Sec.Sch. 4. 1986-1987 Kipchimchim Holidays 5. 1987-1989 Asumbi Mother House P1 Student 6. 1989-1998 St. Mary’s Narok Head teacher-St Mary’s Pri.School. 7. 1998-2013 Asumbi Mother House Head teacher at St. Theresa, s Asumbi G.B.Pri. School 8. 2014-2014 Nakuru 9. 2015 – Hambale until death Administrator St. Joseph’s Hostel OUTSTANDING QUALITIES Sister Antonina was faithful to her religious life and she was keen with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, Liturgy of the hours and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. She was devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary and loved reciting the Rosary. Sr. Antonina was a lovely person, smart and neat, understanding and honest and truthful, Mentor, organizer and planner, good manager, loved sisters and their families and attended all their funerals, disciplinarian, just in her ruling, persevering in sickness and sorrow, great celebrant. She was hardworking, committed and dedicated to her ministry. . She was patient and persevered even in illness and suffering. SICKNESS Sr. Antonina enjoyed good health most of her life. However, at the beginning of March 2021, she felt a bit unwell and received first Aid treatment at the local pharmacy in Hambale with a Doctors consolation. She felt better and reported to St. Francis Spiritual Centre for her annual retreat on 23rd March 2021. In the evening of reporting, she experienced a change in her health condition. At 1:45am she was rushed to Christamarianne Mission Hospital where she was admitted with very high blood pressure, epigastric pains, cough and pneumonia. The chest X-ray was done and showed heart enlargement. She was immediately started on appropriate treatment and by the next morning reported experiencing signs of improvement. She was calm, stable and happy. On 25th March, 2021 at 5:30pm, her condition changed. Her blood pressure shot up and efforts to lower it failed. She was rushed to an ICU facility but succumbed on arrival. Sr. Antonina Musula, FSJ passed on, at 6:40pm on 25th March, 2021. Eternal Rest Grant Unto Her Lord. May her soul rest in eternal peace. AMEN....
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