Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Sœur Marie-Angèle Kitewo

 r. Marie-Angèle Kitewo was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  She has been a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame for over 60 years. She has known the Sisters of Notre Dame nearly from birth, and she studied with the them at Kisantu and Lemfu for her primary and secondary school.  

Following this she studied with the Religious of the Sacred Heart at Kinshasa and obtained a Graduate degree in the teaching of French and history; then a degree in Theology and Human Sciences at the University of Lovanium (Kinshasa).  She completed her studies at the National University of Zaire (UNAZA) at Lubumbashi with a Licenciate in Linguistics and oral African 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.) /England.

Sr. Marie-Angèle began her ministry of teaching in Congo at the primary schools at Lemfu and Kisantu; the secondary school at Kisantu, the Instituts supérieurs de Mbanza-Ngungu (I.S.P.) and the Catholic University of Kinshasa.

She was elected Provincial of the Sisters of Notre Dame in Congo (1984-1991). During this period she also assumed the responsibility of National President of the Union of Superiors General of Congo (USUMA): 1987-1990. In 2002 she was elected a member of the Leadership Team of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame (CLT) where she served until 2008.  

She is currently a professor at l’Institut Superieur de Mbanza-Ngungu.

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