Ursuline Nun, Goma, 2011

Sister Joespha arrived in Goma in December of 1954. She helped to set up the first primary school for girls. She arrived when Congo was a Belgian colony. She stayed through Independence, through the Simba Rebellion, and the civil war, the Mobutu regime, the pan-African wars fought in the Congo. She never left.

“Those who authentically commit themselves to the people must re-examine themselves constantly. This conversion is so radical as not to allow for ambivalent behavior… Conversion to the people requires a profound rebirth. Those who undergo it must take on a new form of existence; they can no longer remain as they were.” – Paulo Freire