Sister Gerry Bolzan, SNDdeN
Nairobi, Kenya

Sister Gerry Bolzan Solo photo

Sister Gerry helping a woman and a man in the picture

Sister Gerry with two other sisters

"Guiding the newest Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur."

Six young women in Kenya are exploring life as a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. As novices, they are in the early years of a journey of religious formation. They are being led on this journey by the Novice Director of the Kenyan Province Sister Gerry Bolzan. Sister Gerry guides the novices through the formal process of prayer, reflection, conversation and listening that is central to the exploration of religious life. She oversees their educational development as well.

Sister Gerry began her ministry in Nigeria after serving as the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Vocation Minister in Chicago for nearly 10 years. She took her experience and gifts to Kenya, embracing life as a missionary in Africa. “We are called to have a love that reaches beyond the boundaries of tribe and nation,” she said. “I saw this as God’s invitation. It is a joy to be able to share in the simplicity and openness of these young women. They have a deep reflective spirit and desire to learn and grow in the spirit of Notre Dame.”