History of our Province of Our Lady of Peace
A short history of our Province of Our Lady of Peace: Lesotho, South Africa, Zambia (AFM)
At the request of the South African Cardinal Owen McCann, bishop of Cape Town, the first five Salesian Sisters arrived by ship in Cape Town, on the 2nd November 1961. In 1983, a new FMA community was opened in Lesotho. Our presence in Zambia started in 1984 with Project Africa. Today, the 72 sisters in our Province continue to hope, dream, dare and forge ahead with faith, trust and determination to build together the “house that evangelizes” and to carry on being a prophetic, bold and courageous community that does not let itself be robbed of joy and hope. Every year a number of volunteers from different countries help in all our missions and some girls join us for Religious Life.