Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sister Marie-Angèle Kitewo

Sr. Marie-Angèle Kitewo was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo and has been a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame for over 50 years. She has known the Sisters of Notre Dame since she was a young child since she attended primary and secondary school at Kisantu and Lemfu.

She then studied with the Religious of the Sacred Heart at Kinshasa and obtained a graduate degree in the teaching of French and history followed by a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and history in Kinshasa Kalina and a Bachelors degree in Theology and Human Sciences from the University of Kinshasa.

She completed her studies at the National University of Zaire (UNAZA) at Lubumbashi with a diploma in African linguistics and oral literature. She also holds an advanced degree in English from the Berlitz School in Chicago, USA. Finally, she obtained her doctorate in Cultural Anthropology at the University of London (S.O.A.S.) in England.

Sr. Marie-Angèle began her teaching ministry in Congo: at the primary schools at Lemfu and Kisantu, the secondary school in Kisantu and at the Instituts supérieurs in Mbanza-Ngungu (I.S.P.) and Kinshasa (I.P.N.). She also taught at the Catholic University of Kinshasa (1975-1981).

Sr. Marie-Angele served as provincial for the Sisters of Notre Dame in Congo (1984-1991). At this same time she also served as national president of the Union of Major Superiors of Congo (USUMA): 1987-1990. In 2002 she was elected as a member of the Leadership Team of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame (CLT), where she served until December, 2008.

She is currently a professor at l’Institut Superieur de Mbanza-Ngungu in Democratic Republic of Congo.

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