Perpetual vows of Sister Nagwa Gameel, SP

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Sister Nagwa Gameel took her perpetual vows at St. Catherine’s Cathedral in Alexandria, Egypt, on August 10, 2023, in the presence of numerous family members, sisters from the local Egyptian community and Sisters of Providence who travelled from Montreal for the occasion.

During the mass celebrated in Arabic and French by Mgr. Claudio Lurati, Sister Claire Houde, Provincial Superior and Delegate of the Superior General, called on and introduced Sister Nagwa, and received her perpetual vows.

A native of Sohag, Egypt, Sister Nagwa is the fifth of a family of ten children.

My story of religious life began in 2007, when I was 17 years old. The Sisters of Providence visited my village, and this opportunity allowed me to live out my dream of becoming a sister, leaving my family home and discovering my calling to embark on a one-way journey like Mother Bernarda Morin.

Sister Nagwa Gameel, SP

Courageous and determined, Sister Nagwa travelled to Montreal in 2011 to learn French and begin her religious formation. She pursued her adventure in Cameroon, where she completed her pre-novitiate and novitiate. In 2015, she took her temporary vows and, one year later, her apostolic zeal led her to Haiti, where she spent five years.

Throughout her initial formation, Sister Nagwa was involved in various ministries, and she wasn’t afraid of anything. In Cameroon, she could be found in a home for children in distress, among Jesus’ sheep or at the bedside of the elderly. In Montreal, she gave herself wholeheartedly to new immigrants and at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre (CHU Sainte-Justine). In Haiti, in addition to collaborating in vocational pastoral care, she pursued studies in education, earning two university degrees.

Sister Nagwa is a tireless missionary. She works by day and pursues her religious formation by night.

May the spirit of Blessed Émilie guide Sister Nagwa in her new ministry at École Émilie-Gamelin de Torbeck in Haiti.