Aletha Matiswayiri Madziro is a Sister of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary from Zimbabwe. After her standard schooling she went to a mission hospital for nurse’s training. After three years of training she began work as a nurse at another mission where the Presentation Sisters served as teachers and nurses.  Impressed by their faith, hospitality, love of the poor and prayer life, she joined the community, and worked as a nurse for all her active ministerial life. She now lives in retirement in Nagle House, a convent and education center in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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From Zimbabwe to the Presentation Sisters

People often ask me what it was like to be the first African to become a Presentation Sister. There have been challenges, but I have had a happy and adventurous life and am proud to be a sister.