About ASN

Assumption Sisters of Nairobi is a Religious Women Congregation Founded in 1953 in the Archdiocese of Nairobi – Kenya, by the then late Archbishop John Joseph McCarthy Cssp. The congregation was founded in Thika, where the Mother House is located. The two formation houses are also located within the same area. He was motivated by the sufferings of the local people especially women who at the time worked in the European Coffee Estates, the whole day. During his missionary journeys he encountered the sufferings that Mothers were exposed to during the child birth. This moved him to found an African Congregation that would understand the women and empower them on various issues including education, hygiene and health. At that time there were only two Diocesan Congregations in the Country. He requested the White Sisters (Missionaries of Africa) to assist in the formation of the first girls until the Congregation was stable. The Congregation started with 11 girls who took their first Vows in 1959. The Institute was granted Diocesan right on 2nd February 1955. The congregation has been on Diocesan right until May 27th 1998 when we were granted Pontifical Status. MEMBERSHIP The membership of the congregation stands at 200.  The number of communities stands at 50 distributed in 14 different Dioceses namely: Nairobi, Nakuru, Lodwar, Machakos, Kitui, Murang’a, Isiolo, Ngong, Eldoret, Njombe, Mombasa, Mandeville Diocese in Jamaica Prince Albert and Winnipeg Manitoba in Canada.  Each community is under a Local Superior. ASN CHARISM Assumption Sisters of Nairobi is an

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