Sacred Heart Sisters
Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus has answered the call to serve the least among us from the epicenter of bloody and violent civil wars that decimated northern Uganda and South Sudan.
Armed with only a sewing machine, Sister Rosemary openly defied Joseph Kony and the rebel soldiers and commanders of the Lord’s Resistance Army in their 20-year reign of terror. Since 2002, Sister Rosemary has enrolled more than 2,000 girls who had been previously abducted by the LRA or abandoned by their families.
The Saint Monica campus in Gulu, Uganda teaches women to learn how to become self-reliant and change agents for peace and prosperity. In addition to their tailoring, catering, and Earn to Learn programs, the campus includes a health center III facility which includes a general outpatient clinic and maternity ward.
In addition to Saint Monica’s in Gulu, there are numerous health centers, schools, and orphanages that are ran by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and serving the most vulnerable populations. Through our partnership with Sister Rosemary, we have identified the greatest needs at 5 of these organizations including Saint Monica’s Health Center III (Gulu), Moyo Babies Home (Moyo), Moyo Mission Health Center IV (Moyo), Atiak Health Center II, and Orussi Health Center III (Neebi). Needs include power, water, and medical equipment.