Fr Joseph Mugara, the rector of the seminary, knows the impact that the sisters have on the successful formation and education of the seminarians, as they are role models of living out the Catholic faith and provide support and guidance for the seminarians education. Fr Joseph was eager to ensure that the rundown convent could be updated to provide a safe and pleasant space for the sisters to live and work in.
Renovations of the convent included: new roofing to prevent further water damage during inclement weather; replacement of walls and ceiling structures due to termite damage; and installation of new doors, cupboards, and bathroom facilities.
The construction work was held up due to the rainy season, and when renovations began, extra work was necessary to ensure that the building was safe for the sisters, such as updated plumbing and flooring.
The Pontifical Mission Societies
Founded in 1822 in France by Pauline Jaricot (1799-1852) A savvy young woman with a vision for mission, Pauline Jaricot saw a need and made something happen. She was no sister or saint, but simply one person with a vision to help, the passion to act, and the enthusiasm to involve others. From humble beginnings the first Pontifical Mission Society was started.