Sister Anne Marie Joshua worships at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Sister Joshua said that she attends mass at St. Joseph’s on most weekday mornings.
Sister Joshua speaks with families of Congolese refugees following the Sunday mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. “One thing I do know is that we have so much in common,” Sister Joshua said. Sometimes they do some things differently than the way i would do it, but sometimes I look at some of [their] cultures, and everything they do is exactly the same way, you know? So it is a privilege for me to welcome them as well.”
Sister Anne Marie Joshua, from Nigeria, worships with her fellow sisters during her 25th jubilee celebration at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on February 9. Joshua’s jubilee celebration honors the 25 years she has spent in service of the church and commits her to another 25 years in service. “It is my greatest blessing in life to consider the needs of others,” Joshua said.
Sister Joshua joins in a traditional African worship chant and dance along with her fellow sisters during her 25th jubilee celebration.
Most Sundays, Sister Joshua shuttles Congolese refugees to mass at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Bowling Green, Kentucky. “One of the things that I so much admire is, being a sister, our goal is to make a difference in peoples’ lives, and that is a privilege that i have here working with all these refugees,” Sister Joshua said. “I feel sometimes I understand where they are coming from. They dont understand why things have to be the way [they are] right here in America. So it’s a blessing for me to be able to explain things to them in a way that they will understand, compared to our other people who are not used to African culture.”