Sr Angela Nemilaki Kapitingana, Tanzania (Superior General)
Sr Jeanne d’Arc Ouattara, Burkin Faso (Assistant General)
Sr Leticia Garduño, Mexico(Assistant General)
Sr Małgorzata (Gosia) Popławka, Poland(Assistant General)
Sr. Angela Nemilaki Kapitingana (Superior General)
I was born on 5th January 1969, of Tanzanian nationality. I started my religious formation with the MSOLA in Mwanga –Singida (Tanzania) in 1991. I joined the postulate in Arusha in 1992-1993. I had two years of apostolic experience in Mufulira (Zambia); then I joined the novitiate in 1996. I made my first profession in Arusha on 25th March 1998 and my final vows on 25th September 2005 in Arusha. I have lived my mission in Mufulira (Zambia), in Kisubi (Uganda) and then in Arusha (Tanzania) as formator at the postulate. Then I was sent to South B, in Nairobi (Kenya), to Kigali (Rwanda), and to Kasongo and Kinshasa, both in DRC where I worked as nurse and midwife. My journey continued to Bobo-Dioulasso in Burkina-Faso at the novitiate where I served from 2015 – 2021. In 2021 I joined the ECA Leadership team.
Sr. Jeanne d’Arc Ouattara (Assistant General)
I am Ouattara, Jeanne d’Arc, originally from Burkina Faso. I was born in Ivory Coast, where I lived my childhood before going to Burkina Faso where I continued my education. I met the Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Africa in the youth chaplaincy in Bobo-Dioulasso. After nursing studies, my first community experience was in Dori in the north of Burkina Faso. After working two years away from the congregation I returned to the postulate in Ouagadougou. After 2 years of apostolic formation in Kigali I did the novitiate 2000-2001. After my first vows I was appointed for further nursing studies to the community of Butare in Rwanda. Then I was sent to Gitega in Burundi, where I spent five years in the dispensary. I was sent to study at the Centre Sèvres in Paris (France). In 2012 I joined the team of formators at the novitiate in Bobo-Dioulasso. Since the end of 2018 I am in the team of leaders of NOUA until now.
Sr. Leticia Garduño Mejía (Assistant General)
My name is Leticia Garduño, Mexican, born in 1971. I am the 4th of 11 children. My parents brought us up in the Catholic faith. When I was about 10 years old, I was touched by the famine in Somalia and I had the desire to become sister or doctor to help the people. At 18, I discovered God’s love for me and for humanity and I had a strong thirst for Him. I came to know the MSOLA while at university and after a vocation-discernment I stopped my studies to join the sisters. I did my first MSOLA formation in the community of Morelia in Mexico and I went to Canada and to Belgium to learn French. I was sent to Kolokani, Mali for an apostolic experience before the novitiate I did in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In 1999, I resumed my studies in Morelia and in 2004 I did the Juniorate in Rome. After my perpetual vows, I was sent to the DRC and in 2008 I returned to Mexico to a new community from where I went to Canada to learn English. In 2016, after my tertianship in Rome I went to Burkina Faso to work at the International Postulate.
Sr. Małgorzata (Gosia) Popławska (Assistant General)
My name is Małgorzata (Gosia) Popławska. I was born and raised in Poland in a Catholic family. I discovered my vocation through African art. I was fascinated by Africa and the missions, and I discovered that God was present here and that He expected something more from me. I began my formation in Poland in 2001 and I went to Uganda for the postulate in 2004. The next stages of my formation were in Tanzania and Kenya. In March 2009, after my first vows in the MSOLA congregation I was sent to Oran in Algeria, where I worked with children and young people and I build many relationships with Algerians and people from other nationalities.
In 2014, I went to the juniorate in Rome from where I was sent to Lublin (Poland) for studies and mission-vocation-animation. I made my final vows in 2017.