Sister Fran Voivedich to serve in Uganda

Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet | Sister Fran Voivedich in Uganda

On November 29, sisters and staff of the motherhouse prayed over Sister Fran Voivedich, sending her on her mission to Gulu.

After 50 years of health care ministry as a Sister of St. Joseph, Sister Fran Voivedich could certainly consider retiring. Instead, Sister Fran is rolling her sleeves up once again to serve our dear neighbors in Gulu, Uganda with the CSJ Ministry Project.

Sister Fran, a native of Mobile, Ala., spent 40 years in Augusta, Ga. involved in some form of health care whether hospital, home health care, or health care for the homeless. She brings her gifts of compassionate care, a spirit of joy, and Gospel dedication to her new “home” nearly 8000 miles away.

The ministry project of Uganda opened in 2008 when five Sisters of St. Joseph were welcomed to Gulu, Northern Uganda, by Archbishop John Baptist Odama of Gulu to serve in education of students and catechists and in healthcare at local clinics. Sister Fran will join Sister Marion Weinzapfel, who has been with the project since its inception.

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