The Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Hope was founded by Sr. Pauline Nyaguthii Kariuki in the Archdiocese of Kisumu at Olasi-Katolo location under Awasi Parish. The foundation was officially approved as a Public Association of Christ’s Faithful on 29th December 2015 with the Decree of His Grace Zacchaeus Okoth. Together with Sr. Pauline Kariuki, may God be blessed for the initial group of the Nine members of our Association who drafted our Statutes that now regulates our way of life and mission.
Our spirituality is to partake in the divine action of the Holy Spirit of animating our lives and that of our Sisters and sisters with hope by embodying the life example of St. Francis of Assisi, who with genuine openness to the will of God, dedicated his entire life in prayer and compassionate care for the lowly.
Our charism is to live and share the mystery of hope of our Lord Jesus Christ, together with him and with our Sisters and sisters in observance of the Holy Gospels.
Faithful to the inspiration of our origin,1 we make our own as Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Hope, the mission of restoring the whole physical, mental and spiritual health of our brothers and sisters through pastoral counselling, works of mercy, justice and peace, reconciliation and forgiveness, empowerment and liberation with an attitude of hospitality in Centers for the elderly, parishes, families, schools, hospitals, counselling centres and in response to the needs of the times.
The purpose of our Association is to uplift our Sisters and sisters bearing heavy burdens of life through acts and messages of hope by means of pastoral counselling and hospitality, in order to strengthen their trust and love for God in joyful rediscovery of self and the meaning of their lives in the human family.
The Patrons of the Association are; St. Francis of Assisi, St. Clair and our Lady Mother of Hope and good Counsel. We also honour in a special way: St. Bonaventure, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Elizabeth of Hungary and St. Joseph.
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Pope Francis encourages members of a Catholic Brazilian association that assists people with addictions to continue to bring hope to vulnerable people like the Good Samaritan did. Read all
Pope Francis sends a letter to Catholics in Vietnam commending the historic adoption of the Agreement on the Status of the Resident Pontifical Representative and emphasising the enduring importance of love, dialogue, and charity, calling on the faithful to be a positive force for good in their nation while fostering collaboration with government authorities. Read all
The Anglophone Crisis of Cameroon has been misunderstood by many as a language crisis. It is a crisis of culture and a crisis of belonging, says the Archbishop of Bamenda, Andrew Nkea. Read all
Israel reopens crossing points with Gaza on Thursday, allowing thousands of Palestinian workers to get to their jobs in Israel and the West Bank. Read all
The leader of the self-declared Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh warns it will cease to exist in the new year. Samvel Shahramanyan made the announcement Thursday as an exodus of desperate Armenians continued. The region, which Armenians had controlled for three decades, was seized by Azerbaijan last week, leading to tens of thousands fleeing their homes. Read all
Ahead of Saturday's consistory, when Pope Francis will appoint 21 new cardinals, newly elected Cardinal Stephen Brislin, archbishop of Cape Town, spoke with Vatican News about his new role. "It's not about an honor, it's about serving", he said. Read all
The 21 new cardinals-elect did not know they will be appointed. That is why Pope Francis is called the Pope of Surprises, says one of the new cardinals, Stephen Chow Sau-yan, bishop of Hong Kong. Read all
At least eleven people from the suburban areas of Cape Town in South Africa have died as a result of the recent flood and more are still missing. Authorities have warned that when the floodwaters recede, the death toll might increase. Read all
Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, upholds and advances his predecessor's - Cardinal Bernardin's - "consistent ethic of life" vision, noting it addresses contemporary American challenges to promote unity and progress beyond divisive culture wars. Below is a brief introduction to Cardinal Cupich's discourse with a link to the full text on the "L'Osservatore Romano" webpage. Read all
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The extraordinary consistory of cardinals meets at the Vatican's Synod Hall, Aug. 29, 2022. / Credit: Vatican Media CNA Staff, Sep 29, 2023 / 17:25 pm (CNA). On Saturday, Sept. 30, Pope Francis will create 21 new cardinals at a consistory in Rome. Here’s...
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