An Ambazonian nun Rev Sister Theodosia BAKI from Shisong Kumbo has been elected at the recent General Chapter elections of 26 July 2019 to head the distinguished Tertiary Sisters of St Francis of Brixen. As Mother General of this Religious Congregation of Reverend sisters spread throughout on the 5 continents of the world Mother Theodosia BAKI reports directly to the Vatican.
The Catholic congregation of the Tertiary Sisters of St Francis of Assisi of Brixen was founded by the Venerable Sister Maria HEUBER on September 12, 1700. They comprise three provinces covering their apostolate in the world … The Brixen, Bolivia and Cameroon provinces. The Cameroon Province (now to be called Ambazonia Province) with mother house in Shisong was opened by five young Rev. Sisters from Brixen Italy led by Rev Sister Maria Camilla on 8th April 1935. This province which now has more than 100 indigenous sisters has convents and institutions in Ambazonia, La Republique du Cameroun, Chad, Nigeria, Central African Republic and Morocco.
The Tertiary Sisters of St Francis serve their respective communities and the church in the domains of Teaching, Health, Pastoral and Social Services, Orphanages, Office Management and Catering.
At the said election another Ambazonian the Rev Sister Alphonsa KIVEN was also elected Councilor. Two other Ambazonia Reverend Sisters are known to this reporter to have held this office of Superior General, Rev Sister Anna and Rev Sister Alphonsa KIVEN.