WHO ARE FRANCISCAN SISTERS OF ST JOSEPH (FSJ) OF ASUMBI, KENYA?
The Franciscan Sisters of Joseph (FSJ) is a local congregation founded in 1936 in Asumbi, Homa Bay Diocese in Kenya. The Sisters were originally trained by Father Philip Scheffer of St Joseph Society for foreign Missions, otherwise known as Mill Hill Missionaries (MHM). Asumbi remains the headquarters of the Franciscan Sisters of St Joseph to this day. This means that the Government of the Institute resides there. The Bishop of Homa Bay is responsible for the Sisters in a special way since the Institute is of Diocesan right.
Joyful love and Compassion for the people.
To Promote the dignity of all people of God, particularly the women, children,
and the vulneralbe, through prayer and apostolate.
To radiate joyful love and compassion to the people of God through the ministries of:
prayer, teaching in all levels of Education, care of the orphans, elderly, and widows, heallth care,
youth ministry, catechism/pastoral work, working with the marginalized communities,
living in community and ministering to each other through presence, good example and service
Prayer and conversion; kindness, gentleness, humility, joy, love,
hospitality, compassion for all, and simplicity.