History of SSJ Mombasa

The congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa was founded in Bura in 1929 and apostolically erected in 1938 following the application for the same by Bishop John Hefferman Cssp, Vicar Apostolic of the then Vicariate of Zanzibar. The institute was named after St. Joseph who was the Patron Saint of the Vicariate.

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Our Houses & Regions

Archdiocese of Mombasa Generalate Tudor, Mother House Bura, Noviciate Kwale, Makupa, St Mary's - Kafoca, Mtopanga, Mikindani,Voi St. Agnes, Voi Shelter of Hope, Wundanyi, Mgange Nyika, Taveta Eldoro, Taveta Chumvini.

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Our Leadership Structure

Our congregation's leadership stems from the Superior General - Who is the overall administrator

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About SSJ Mombasa


Our Vision

To become signs of God's tender love and living witnesses of Christ.


Our Mission

The Sisters of St Joseph of the catholic Archdiocese of Mombasa are called by God, chosen and consecrated to evangelize the world in simplicity, by engaging in varied apostolate that enhance holistic human development.


Our Charism

Witnessing in simplicity the evangelizing and saving mission of Christ among the people we live and interact with.... more

Why choose us
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Our congregational activities and how they impact society.

The congregation of  Sisters of  St. Joseph Mombasa is involved in various activities within their community.  We are calling upon every well-wisher and persons of goodwill to partner with us and support our noble course on the various projects , as you may find below,


Currently, we admit children orphaned during childbirth, those taken from the streets as well as children from broken marriages. We also admit girls who run away from early marriages. These girls are taken to school.

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We endeavor to produce enough farm produce to supplement our food security needs in the congregation as well as for the children we support.  When you purchase some of our farm produce, you will indirectly be supporting our mission

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We have a long, rich history of supporting education as part of our apostolate. 

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Currently, several Catholic  colleges and vocational Training centres  are part of our Mission Network

We currently operate several dispensaries / Health Centres and we engage ourselves with the present pandemic of HIV/Aids, Malaria, and Measles.

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See real-life stories of success from some of the lives our activities have touched in a positive way. By joining to support us, you will be making it possible for us to continue impacting lives positively. 

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Each of us can discover in Joseph – the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence – an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble. Saint Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”

Josephite  - Quote of the day

St. Daniel Comboni (1831-1881)

The son of poor gardeners who became the first Catholic Bishop of Central Africa, and one of the great missionaries

Saint of the day

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We have programs for both the initial formation and on going formation.

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SSJ News & Events Updates

  • SSJ Mombasa Celebrates Final Vows, Silver and Golden Jubilee

    August 15, 2023 Sr. Jacqueline Muchuma


  • Mother Superior on behalf of the religious - during chrism mass at Holy Ghost Cathedral

    April 05, 2023 SSJ Admin

    April 03, 2023 Sr. Jacqueline Muchuma

Sisters of St. Joseph

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Mombasa are a religious and apostolic order of Diocesan rite. As a Congregation of consecrated women, we live and work among ordinary people, guided by the spirit of SIMPLICITY, SERVICE and PRAYER.


P.O. Box 97285 Mombasa Coast Province 80112, Makupa Kenya