In January 2018, three sisters of the ‘Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross’ started living and working at Good Hope Health Unit in Mahyoro. The sisters will work together with the current staff of the health unit, with the goal to expand the health unit even further. They will do this in cooperation with Foundation Good Hope Netherlands, as well as with other organisations, associations and religious/church authorities. In this way, they expect to be able to offer even better medical care in the future.
The Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross are an international religious community of the Catholic Church. The Mother Province of the Sisters of Mercy is in Switzerland. The community was founded in 1856. Today, more than 3200 sisters belong to this community, spread over 20 different countries.
The Sisters engage themselves particularly in the following areas:
- • Social work and health care;
- • Schools, Education at all levels;
- • Parish work, Spiritual Care and Proclamation of the Gospel.
For more information: www.scsc-ingenbohl.org/en/
Upon arrival of the three Sisters, they received a warm welcome and Mass was celebrated. Fr. Fred Tusingire called it a historical day for Good Hope. See also the pictures.
Good Hope Netherlands will continue to support Good Hope Health Unit in cooperation with the Sisters of Mercy.