Kenya : A Missionary Sister of Jesus and Mary Takes the Habit

Source: FSSPX News

On October 3, 2012, feast of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, patroness of the missions, one of our postulants received the religious habit and took the name Sister Nicolas of Jesus. To her joy, many of the young Swiss woman’s family members were able to be present.

The ceremony was celebrated by Fr. Henry Wuilloud, superior of the district of Switzerland and the novice’s uncle. Fr. Philippe Pazat, the Missionary Sisters’ chaplain, preached the sermon, and sent us this report from Nairobi in Kenya:

“The Good God blessed us with a splendid day. After the ceremony and an excellent buffet, we got to hear some beautiful Swiss melodies: yodels to the accompaniment of an accordion. It was rather surprising in the middle of Africa! But to bring us back to Africa, some of our African faithful displayed their talents with some songs in Swahili. And to complete the show, the whole community presented a Italian!

“We also have the joy of announcing to you the entry of two new postulants. One of them is French, Hélène Pieronne; some of you may know her because of her help with the sacristy for the Chartres pilgrimages; the other one comes from Gabon, after receiving a good preparation from our dear Sisters of the Society of St. Pius X in Ruffec. Nigeria has sent two new pre-postulants. This little community of missionary sisters is growing and becoming even more polyglot, a sign of the universality of the faith in the Catholic Church. This makes it a little more difficult for us to give classes and instructions, but fortunately Sister Maria Concepcíon is multilingual, as she comes from the Philippines, an archipelago with many dialects.

“After all these festivities, it is time to get serious again with the classes in religious formation. Three years of formation (not counting the pre-postulancy) go very quickly. Will these sisters be ready to be sent everywhere in the world, to help our missionary priests? God alone knows! But one thing is for sure: your prayers can help us greatly, and we thank you for them ahead of time.”


Fr. Philippe Pazat