Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
In 2004, our novitiate was built in Baraka, Molo. Thanks to funding from the Propagation of the Faith, Rome and to fundraising events in Scotland. The official opening was on 24th April 2004. Shortly after that Sr. Margaret Mary Oniwinde arrived in Kasok from Nigeria to assist in forming the postulants.
Now, as San Damiano Region continues to grow from strength to strength, currently, we have ten perpetually
professed Sisters and (six of whom are Kenyans), eleven Sisters in temporary professed and six formatees.
In spring 1989, Bishop Raphael Ndingi invited the Sisters to establish a mission in his diocese of Nakuru in the interior of Kenya. The proposal had great appeal. It would be a totally new venture, "Starting afresh" yet again in the tradition of Sr. Adelaide and Sr. Veronica and the spirit of St. Francis. Also, it seemed a good time.
In 1990, Sisters M. Martina Morgan and M. Placida McCann arrived in Kasok, an out-station of the parish, in August of that year. The Sisters were asked to work in Kasok Girl's Secondary School.
In 2000, a new convent was opened in Kericho Diocese, in the parish of St. Mary's Motobo. Sr. Placida was joined by Srs. M. Briege Clarke Clarke and Rita Maris Onah to form the new community. Sr. Placida worked as a C.R.E teacher in Kericho Boys High School, while Srs. Briege and Rita worked in the parish and helped start the Live With Hope Centre for people living with HIV/AIDS. In 2002,Sr. M. Cecilia Ojetunde arrived from Nigeria from Nigeria to join Sr.Assumpta in Kasok and then Sr. Pauline Famoriyo arrived to start our formation program.