Address: Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross, Namugongo, Kampala, P.O.Box 11893. Uganda. Africa
Phone: + 256 772417892
The Vicariate was founded on 6th October 1994.
The seed of our Mission in Uganda was sown on the soil on 6th October 1994. The centenary celebration in India marked the missioning of four sisters to spread the love of Christ far and wide.
Fr. Expedito Magembe was an instrumental in bringing the Ulrika Sisters to Kiziba Parish. The sisters with pioneering spirit were welcomed by all the parishioners. The initial days were spent in learning the local language and the culture of the place. This equipped them to enter into the lives of the people. The local girls joined with the sisters and shared in their mission. Formation was the initial step that the sisters were engaged in together with the other apostolate such as teaching in the school, Nursing and socio pastoral care. Slowly the number of sisters increased and so also number of communities as we were invited to serve in different places.
Today we are in six communities of five dioceses of Uganda and Kenya- they are Kiziba and Namugongo in Kampala Archdiocese, Busunju in Kiyinda Diocese, Kikyusa in Kasana- Luweero diocese, and Osia in Tororo Archdiocese and Bulimbo in Kakamega Diocese in Kenya.
The Sisters of the Vicariate are engaged in Nursing – One health Centre of our own, one belonging to the Diocese and one to the Capuchin Fathers, Education -We have three Nursery schools, Three Primary Schools, One Secondary School , Socio Pastoral apostolate and Formation. We work in collaboration with the Government and other organizations. Sisters are being sent to different Institutions for training and higher studies according to the need of the Vicariate so that they are enabled to continue serving in our Institutions.
The total number of sisters is 54- Ten Indian Sisters and 44 African sisters. Novices in the first year -12 and 2nd year – 6, Postulants -13, candidates- 5 and Aspirants- 12.