It is fifty nine years this year 2016, since the death of Mother Mary Kevin popularly known as Mama Kevina yet there are still cherished recollections of love and gratitude for this Irish woman who touched millions of people by her selfless love and compassion that knew no frontiers.  Her charitable works and the Institutions she started, her service to the people of all denominations and races, have indeed touched the lives of many giving them a destiny, hope where there was none, healing to the sick, home to the homeless poor, and a career for many young people.  She was a missionary, Foundress of two Religious Institututes: of the Little Sisters of St. Francis and the Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa.  Mother Kevin was a builder, educator, nurse, midwife, cook, gardener, mother, friend, role model, the list is endless.  She was all things to all people!.

On the 6th November 2016 will always remain a memorable day in the history of two Institutes and the entire Church  – a day when Mother Mary Kevin Kearney our Foundress, was officially declared a Servant of God.   The inauguration ceremony (Official Opening of the Cause) took place at Rubaga Cathedral.  The ceremony was presided by His Grace, Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese.  Among the co-celebrants were His Excellency Michael August Blume, Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda, His Lordship, Christopher Kakooza, Bishop of Lugazi Diocese and a number of priests, many Religious and laity.  It was such a colourful and solemn experience.